Navy Wife Intrested In Driving Team With Husband And Looking For Some Honest From The Heart Advice From You Ladies!

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Nicole W.'s Comment
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57 minutes ago

Hello my name is Nicole. My husband is Navy Chief who has decided to retire after 21 years of service and we are looking into driving as a team. We are currently stationed in Lemoore CA but as of the middle of June we will be heading back to PA to spend some much needed time with family that we haven't seen in 2 years and to start a new career path. My husband has been gone on deployments and Dets a lot over the past few years and we would really like a career that we can spend time together and that will allow us to make a great income. We have a 17 year old daughter that will be finishing high school and since we are moving back to the home she was born and raised in and with my mom living with us she will be well taken care of while we are gone for weeks at a time. My husband drove truck over 20 years ago and had his CDL but it has now lapsed so we both will need to go through school and get our CDL's. What we are looking for is a trucking company that will pay for our CDL schooling, offer training and that will also pay us well. we have done some research and talked to recruiters from Schneider, Swift and CRST. Overall CRST seems to have the best program and pay rate but I'm looking for honest opinions from people who drive every day and who see and hear first hand whats what in the trucking industry. We are both very hard working people for put our all into our work. I am especially looking for a company that will honor ample home and family time. We will work our tails off to deliver the loads quickly and efficiently and at this point in our lives we want to put our roots down and have a career that we will enjoy together and driving truck seems to make sense. Can and will anyone give me your opinions??? I would greatly appreciate any help and tips you have. Thank you so much Nicole :)


Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Slowpoke's Comment
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Generally teams get 1 day off for every week on the road, but companies vary on their home time policy and how strictly they honor it....

You do realize that you and your husband will not train together once you finish your schooling??? You will each train with a trainer separately before you will be able to drive together.

Life on the road can be hard but rewarding.. Sleeping in a moving truck can be an experience of it's own....

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