Looking for a change of career....Am I on the right track?

unleashd

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Points noted. Thanks for the advise about to not use my personal daily driver. Let me work to get a CDL then. Is it necessary to go to CDL school with a transport company? Other than the high cost of going to CDL school on my own, what are the drawbacks?
 

Duck

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Points noted. Thanks for the advise about to not use my personal daily driver. Let me work to get a CDL then. Is it necessary to go to CDL school with a transport company? Other than the high cost of going to CDL school on my own, what are the drawbacks?
Getting it on your own from a decent school is the best way to go but not everyone can just put down 4-5k like that.

Some of the bigger fleets operate their own schools and they will teach you and get you your CDL in exchange for indentured servitude. Basically you sign a contract agreeing to drive for them for a certain length of time. Usually a year. If you quit or get fired before then, you'll owe them part of the tuition cost.

Avoid CR England. And don't let anyone con you into leasing a truck either. At least not til you've learned the industry. Just start out driving a company truck.
 
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