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    Received ANOTHER monthly report from the American Trucking Association refering to the critical shortage of drivers.

    Most entry level carriers offer paid training, vacation, 401K and health insurance.
     
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    i wish I could, but I can't. My medicine for my problems is narcotic based. My eldest son drives for Swift. It is a great way to see the US of A and earn good money. He's home 3 days a month. He has no wife or kids so he works all the time.
    Another good trade right now is automobile techs.
     
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    I'm in the process of trying to get training, but have a problem with blood sugars. Hopefully the medication I was put on will work, and I can get a medical card next week.
     
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    No other medication available, huh.

    Swift is a very good entry level company...good equipment, good freight, good benefits.
     
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    Have you chosen a carrier?
     
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    I'm going to get a CDL from an independent school so I can be free to sign up with anyone, but they also do placement with Schneider and Watkins.
     
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    If you are even considering Big Orange, which is IMO the best entry level training
    Van carrier, think about enrolling in their paid training...work for them for a year (at a slightly reduced rate, they forgive your debt for training.

    Going to an independent school has it's advantages...you will likely make more per mile starting out.

    But it has major disadvantages...first and foremost being you cannot learn to drive a truck in 3 weeks.

    Most (not all but the majority) of CDL schools are just that, schools that teach you how to get a Cdl, not how to drive a truck.

    If you do get a CDL independent of a company, look at Heartland Express, Iowa City, IA and Star Transport, Morton, IL.

    Both pay well and will get you home.

    Big Orange, Swift, JB Hunt, Werner, England, Prime...not so much.
     
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    I was a trucker/mover for 11 years. Loved the driving part.

    Almost went back to it.
     
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