Want to learn all about trucking

by Ted
(Redmond, Oregon)

I am 40 yrs old with a recent bachelors degree, and very little job experience except for construction. I'm thinking about becoming a truck driver for several reasons: the economy, my age and lack of work experience, and the economy. I would like to talk/ask questions to people in the trucking industry who will tell me the truth. I also have a dog who I need to take with me on the road. This probably means that I need my own truck; no problem. I have great credit and if I ultimately decide to go into trucking will stick with it. I need to be confident that I have made the right decision and to do that I need answers.
How is the best way to: 1-choose a school that provides the best training for a students time and money 2-choose a company, who treats their employees right and are pet friendly.

thank you

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Sep 30, 2009
Learn about becoming a trucker
by: Hervy

learn about trucking

becoming an owner operator tips

Jimmy talks about this too here

so you want to be an owner op

And congratulations on getting that bachelors knocked down man, great job!

Jul 20, 2009
You want to learn? Here's Info about May Trucking
by: Anonymous

I spent two years as a trainer with May. They are a very good company, but no pet policy.

Jul 20, 2009
Are Pets Allowed in A Truck? What are good Companies to Start
by: Jimmy

Hey Ted, Some companies allow pets with a deposit/cleaning fee. A community college with a truck driving forum is the best way to go. Any school should be toured prior to paying your money.

As far as the best company to start with, look at the companies in your area. But also be aware that the current economic slowdown is affecting trucking as well.

A couple companies to start with are Interstate Distributor, Tacoma, Wa, May trucking, Salem, Or, Market Transport, Portland, Or, TWT, Spokane, Wa (a division of System) and Gordon trucking out of Pacific, Wa. Jimmy

Jul 20, 2009
Learning about trucking at the Great American Truck Show in Dallas TX
by: Marty

Attend the Great AMerican Truck Show in Dallas TX in August 20-22 to learn about all there is about the trucking industry.Use this link for more info.

I going see you there.

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