What steps should I take to becoming a local truck driver?

I live in the state of Tennessee and I would like to become a truck driver, but I have no clue where to began. I am a female so my husband is against it, but driving is what I do best and it's what I want to do. Can any truck drivers giver me any advice on where I should start, I somehow feel like I'm gonna get a pretty hard time being a woman, but I can stand the heat. Please get back to me, Thanks yahoo answers!

Asked By: Shantel D - 7/11/2009
Best Answer - Chosen by Asker
First step is to get a CDL (Commercial Drivers License). You get a study guide, then take a driving test. There are commercial driving schools in most areas, if you need training... More
Answered By: gosam777 - 7/11/2009
Additional Answers (5)
Get a commercial license.
Answered By: Max Hoopla - 7/11/2009
You need to get schooled for 3 weeks to pass the CDL test... More
Answered By: gofer - 7/11/2009
You have to go to the dmv and get a liscense for truck driving, then find a place to apply.
Answered By: Carfagno - 7/11/2009
sorry to say, but I'm on hubby's side on this one. trucking is a failing industry due to the economy. even if you complete all the requirements and obtain your CDL, you'll have a very difficult time finding work as a green this time, the cost is not worth the outcome.
Answered By: Locksmith - 7/11/2009
Gosam hit it right on the head as far as what is required... More
Answered By: dallenmarket - 7/11/2009
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