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BuckeyeCowboy's Comment
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I will be getting my CDL soon and will be starting my career as a long haul trucker. I am so excited, but one of the hardest things I have been struggling with is my church. I have been a Christian for over 15 years and I love going to church every Sunday. How do truckers attend church on Sundays? I heard of truck stops having services? Any info you all could provide would be much appreciated. God speed.

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.
Britton R.'s Comment
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I've heard of a lot of services being held and random places for truckers. One thing you could consider is services on tape, cd, or mp3. Also I'm sure there are radio broadcasts of services wherher over the air or on satellite radio. I rhink there's a lot of options but will come down to your location on sunday mornings. If your in the middle of montana away from everyone you may have trouble finding something. But with internet and smartphones you can surely find some kind of service to experience. Won't be the same kind of physical interaction but spiritually it will help. Of course you would need internet signal or have previous downloads to watch or listen to.

If nothing else find a quiet rest stop take your bible and make your own service. I bet alone time with your bible and god out in the mountains would be very fullfilling.

I would suggest grape juice over wine in these cases.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Yeah, a lot of truck stops do indeed have services. And Britton has some great ideas for services using online services or physical media.

Tracy W.'s Comment
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I will be getting my CDL soon and will be starting my career as a long haul trucker. I am so excited, but one of the hardest things I have been struggling with is my church. I have been a Christian for over 15 years and I love going to church every Sunday. How do truckers attend church on Sundays? I heard of truck stops having services? Any info you all could provide would be much appreciated. God speed.

Here's my church...they put all the sermons online and on CD:

Harvest Church

Good for you for looking for this ahead of time!

Tracy

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.
Daniel B.'s Comment
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Buckeye, I'm a church-goer but to be honest it's almost impossible to go to church as a trucker besides the Sunday services at truck stops. But even then, you're going to take Sunday off every week? So lets say you get a load on Friday and the load is 1600 miles. You drive 550 on Friday and Saturday and on Sunday you just have to drive 500 miles to complete this delivery. I don't think dispatch would reschedule it so you can go to church. You're only chance is either listening to a service on the radio or buying audiobooks. I wish it were easier. I used to go to church every Sunday but ever since trucking I haven't ever went. You just have to change really, make it more 1 on 1.

BuckeyeCowboy's Comment
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Hey Guys,

I knew about the media that is out there. I use it all the time. I appreciate the advice. Honestly, for reasons that are probably outside the scope of this site, I haven't been to church in a year. Mainly because the one I was attending shut down. It doesn't make me any less of a Christian, but I was asking this because I do miss the fellowship with other Christians, and I would actually like to get involved in a "trucker's ministry" if there was one. I will check out the truck stops and see what I can find out.

Tracy, thanks for the link. I will have to check out the sermons while I am out on the road. I have some on cd, but I have listened to them so much I can almost recite them word for word.

Daniel, Thanks for the advice. I do the one on one thing already. I just didn't know how readily available it was on the road. LOL, I know it is silly, but I wasn't sure if there was something where some ole southern Baptist preacher got on the cb and preached a sermon or if there was something on XM or Sirius. I don't have either satellite service, so I have no idea what they offer. Thanks for all the advice. God bless and stay safe.

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