want to began a trucking career without going to trucking school, any advice?

by Charles and Noelle Steadman
(Wausau, wi)

my wife and I are goig to the DMV to get our CDL's and have now realized no one is willing to hire us without at least 1 year experiance!

I already have my permit and have been around trucks long enough to not have to pay someone thousands of dollars to attend their school!!

We are looking for anyone willing to give us a chance and succeed with us!! her father has been a truck driver for over 15 years and without a year under our belt we can't even drive for his company!!

If anyone out there has a suggestion please do so!!

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Dec 17, 2011
Steared toward failure NEW
by: Anonymous

I have taken many state tests and have found them all to be steared toward making you not pass by putting wrong answers in, irrelavent questions, etc. I went to the swift academy and was top 2 in my class. I literally almost failed the state test even though swift "trains you to take the test not drive the truck". I have been driving more than 5 yrs and would fail the test for sure today.

Sep 13, 2011
making moves against the grain
by: Hervy

Anytime you are trying to accomplish something that is outside of the box, against the grain, off the path...oh you get it

Your best assets are persistence, creativity, attitude, and ability to network.

After all of that there still is no guarantee to accomplish your goals.

If you like this type of a challenge, go for it.
Get out there to all of the distribution centers and lunch areas that people hang out at for lunch, find out where your friends and friends of work and who they know.

If you want to get a job as soon as possible, you will probably have to bite the bullet and go to trucking school.

YOU are the only one who knows what YOU are capable of or what you have been exposed to, so expecting business owners, hiring managers, trucking companies etc to respond to what YOU know about yourself but can't show them, might not do the trick for you.

As with anything else in life, there is certain standard protocol to get the desired results you want in a timely manner.

Of course no one can force you to go the route of least resistance to achieve your ultimate goal. But when you really get down to it, your decisions should be based on what ever your needs and ultimate goal is.

Since we live in a world that involves dealing with others, the steps needed to get to where we want to go may sometimes take us off course from our desired path of travel.

Problem is our path is not everyone else's path so when what we want involves others, we have to do what is necessary to get beyond their area of control. Then we can take over our travels again.

Soooooo you just have to step back and look at the big picture. What do you need now? what matters most? What actions serve your desires?

If you have to go back to trucking school it doesn't make you any less of a person, it's simply what people who are running things desire for you to be considered.

The next move is yours.

Find someone who will honor what you want now or
Find the humility to do what they want in order to work with you so you can get the end result that you want.

Good luck Charles and Noelle,
Let us know how it goes

Sep 12, 2011
by: Anonymous

you need to go sorry

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