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How difficult is it to go to Truck Driver school, get a CDL, become an OTR driver and start earning $30K+?

Contemplating a mid life career switch and I'm wondering how legit are these trucking schools and how long do you have to wait in line for $30K+ an year once you graduate. Any truckers out there?

Asked By: Ruccelli - 11/25/2010
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It's not difficult at all, as long as you can get the money to pay for it. These truck driver schools will teach a monkey to move a truck from point A to point B and get them a CDL and even help them get a job. That's why there are so many "truck drivers" out there, that can't back into a dock or parking space, can't... More
Answered By: wvparanormal - 11/26/2010
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Yea, that's about it....Except for the gone two weeks at a time, home for a day or two, then gone... I did regional for couple of years, east of the Mississippi, until I almost lost my right leg in an accident. It really was okay...but I'm kinda a loner anyway - Don't play well with others, etc....
Answered By: rick29148 - 11/25/2010
 
look befor you leap. can you work a 70 plus hours a week? drive in all kind of weather like 70 in FL and the next day snow in TN. live on the road is not easy it takes cash for eats,even a shower like 150.00 per week for one. finish school and still can't find a job because you lack exp. you drive over the road for 2... More
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Answered By: James R - 11/27/2010
 
With the right preparation, passing CDL school and obtaining your license is not too difficult. Many schools you may attend also have pre-hiring agreements with trucking companies to get you working right away after you graduate... More
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Answered By: SteveFinKC - 11/29/2010
 
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