Columbia, SC - experienced truck driver and airplane mechanic ready for the road again. Clean MVR

by Allan Grant
(Columbia, SC)

I am a driver I still have a current class a cdl. I chose to stop driving after 2 accident and incident free years of trucking, all verifiable if dacs go back to 2002. The last year i drove I operated my own truck. I've done dry van,intermodal. I'd like to get into flatbed.

I'm in good shape and don't mind the outdoors. Can't emphasize enough that i didn't stop driving to wait for some violation or accident to blow over. I have a clean mvr. I was an Air Force trained aircraft mechanic before I started driving. Aviation is and always will be a very unpredictable career field. Anyway I left driving to go back to aviation cause at the time the money and quality of life was better. Now its not exactly as good as it used to be in aviation.

I currently work for an airline in Columbia, SC and have and always have a good work history. Just really miss driving. I've only had two jobs in my life that I really liked. That's working on planes and driving, but like I said aviation isn't cutting it right now.

Every recruiter I talk to tells me I have to go back to a school and start all over again if I have to I will but I'm trying to avoid that. I already paid some dues and don't mind paying some more but starting from scratch would suck.

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May 05, 2011
I know the feeling
by: Anonymous

Good for you, I don't think anybody who has driven 10+ ( not sure how many you drove just my opinion ) years should start as a newbie, yes maybe a small refresher course to get the feel of the truck again. but not less in pay. I started in 96 and stopped in 2002 all OTR miles., when I was laid off from a local compamy due to lack of sales. I loved driving but loved the break too now I'm ready to get back on the road..


Hope it all works out for you.. made a mistake on my years it was 96 - 09 this is in case the first message is still here

May 05, 2011
I know the feeling
by: Anonymous

Good for you, I don't think anybody who has driven 10+ ( not sure how many you drove just my opinion ) years should start as a newbie, yes maybe a small refresher course to get the feel of the truck again. but not less in pay. I started in 96 and stopped in 2002 all OTR miles., when I was laid off from a local compamy due to lack of sales. I loved driving but loved the break too now I'm ready to get back on the road..


Hope it all works out for you..

Apr 30, 2010
update
by: allan grant

Looks like Maverick is willingto give me chance. We will see how it goes from there.

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