My name is Tim.
by Timothy Carpenter
(Liberty Hill, Texas USA)
I am 35 years old and about to start truck driver training next Monday. I have chosen this career path because I know that the pay is decent and I am tired of living paycheck to paycheck.
I am single with no kids so I figured that this type of work would be perfect for me. I am expecting to go to work for PAM for at least the first year while under contract for receiving my training.
I am told that I can expect to earn around $40,000.00 my first year. This is around $11,000.00 more that I have ever made in a single year. I am hoping that life on the road turns out to be cheaper than life at home so that I can actually start to save some money for a change.
PAM does not have a pet policy so for that reason I am expecting to look for a new employer at the end of my contract so that I am able to bring my dog Sox with me. The first year is going to be very hard on both of us I know. He is my best friend and loves to go with me anywhere I go.
As far as previous work, I've done a little of everything from being a telemarketer, waiter, cashier, forklift operator, security guard, certified Harley tech, to metal fabricator in a machine shop making custom golf putters. Some I left voluntarily, some where due to lay offs, and some I just lost the passion for.
All however afforded me the opportunity to further my horizons and helped to make me the person that I am today. I look forward to this new adventure and whether it becomes my life long career or just my next one. I plan to make the most of every mile.