Displaced, legally disabled 48yr Engineer. Need advice from experienced independent drivers.
by Christopher Laub
I am a a legally disabled 48 year old Process Engineer. I am in a position where I can't regain entry into a engineering position. Tried since Workers Comp. was settled in 2010 and finished Masters' in SUNY State College at Buffalo.
Live in Lockport, NY. All large corporations are gone, (i.e) Delphi.
My 26 yr. old son can't find any F-T unskilled work, even at minimum wage. I have the funding to purchase any truck, up to $150,000.00 cash. Would not do so.
Need advisement as what to purchase as a novice father and son team could not purchase a cab that would be out of service as we pay to have it fixed.
I need my son to have a skilled trade as "trucking", I need to make money to keep my home and wife and other son in a home.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated and must do a "plan of action" quickly as current money would be gone in several years and we as a family take no happiness as collecting SSD benefits.
We want to have a purpose in life and my wife and I have a moral obligation to help our sons become independent and a way to support themselves.
Thanks in advance for any sound advice from qualified personnel who know this trade and business.