Truck Driving After Military Retirement

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Biff G.'s Comment
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I will be retiring from the U.S. Air Force in May after 21 years of service. I have always wanted to get into trucking and after the military chapter closes, that dream will come true. During my tenure in the service, I have deployed 9 times, been in 26 countries, had 11 assignments all over the world. Any tips for my transition? Any advice on what best way to get my next career started? I currently live in central NC but will be moving back to east TN within the next 2 years.

Larry B. 's Comment
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I will be retiring from the U.S. Air Force in May after 21 years of service. I have always wanted to get into trucking and after the military chapter closes, that dream will come true. During my tenure in the service, I have deployed 9 times, been in 26 countries, had 11 assignments all over the world. Any tips for my transition? Any advice on what best way to get my next career started? I currently live in central NC but will be moving back to east TN within the next 2 years.

Check out a guy on youtube named Dale Clay. He retired from Air Force also and is driving for Maverick Transportation. He has videotaped his journey with maverick from day one of orientation till now.

Jarod(Red)'s Comment
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I'm an Army Vet and a lot of companies out there will use you GI Bill for your schooling and help you get your CDL. A lot of Vets are getting into the industry and I think its a good thing.

CDL:

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.
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