Question for Canadian Truckers/ Canadian Company Owners
by Cyril Agnew
(North Bay, Ontario, Canada)
On patrol in Afghanistan
I am currently serving in the Canadian Forces (Military Police) and am seriously considering becoming a trucker when I retire in the future. I will have a good pension and only want to become a company driver to supplement my income.
I have done some research and have found out that Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning here in Ontario, Canada
offers a Small Business Management For The Trucking Industry Certificate for truckers. If I were to take this course while still serving in the military would it help me on my resume when I go to search for a job after I retire?
I currently have no experience driving big rigs or my AZ license and I am planning on going through a local accredited driving school.
Also, how would companies look at my current employment and life experience even though I would be a rookie driver still "wet behind the ears!"?
I am professional, have served 4 tours overseas (2 in Afghanistan) and currently am a shift commander at my police detachment.
I want to be a driver but I also want to offer potential employers my vast experience that the military has given me in the past 24 years.
Oh Ya, I have 24 years in the military and I am only 41 YOA.
I would love to get comments from my fellow Canadians and Southern friends as well.
North Bay, Ontario