Becoming a trucker means a change of lifestyle. This course covers what a person should know about truck driving jobs in order to make an informed decision about whether trucking suitable for you. Many people go to school to get their CDL and get a truck driving job only to find out that they hate it because it is not what they expected. Others pay $1,000's to get a CDL and can't get a job. This course is for anyone thinking of becoming a trucker or researching trucking life. To keep you from wasting your money and help you to make trucking more than a job if you decide you are compatible for the lifestyle.
This course will help you
You should take this course because the information comes from decades of experience from not just me but from 100's of drivers who contribute to my website answering questions and giving advice to other drivers and people who want to become drivers.
If you pay attention, you will avoid pain and pitfalls that have caused other truckers stress and disappointment from money troubles, destroyed relationship, poor health and other problems from poor decisions.
Everyone shouldn't become a trucker, just because they can. Here are some qualities that you should possess in order to become a good truck driver.
In addition to these, you also need a good criminal record and good driving record. You can have charges on your record but just not certain ones and they need to be a certain age. I talk more about these later in the course.
What are the important qualities should a trucker have?
Introduction to let you know who I am and how I have acquired the information that I will be sharing.
Overview of the information that we will cover and why I feel it is important for you to be exposed to.
Ways to get your CDL. There are 5 common ways. Three of those methods has serious implications that should be considered. However, there is no right and wrong way. You just needed to determine the right way for you. You will be able to figure that out with this lecture.
There are many types of truck driving jobs. As a new driver you are limited as to what you can drive. However, you should consider what is a goal for you. Because what you drive will help to determine
I give you some insight on what to look for in trucking companies so that you are able to chose the trucking company that is more suitable for your situation. You will learn what questions to ask to help you make a decision about what company to drive for.
I cover a scale of probability for getting hired when you have a less that perfect past. From likely to waste of time. It is important because a lot of people get their CDL and can not get a job. That's $1,000's of dollars wasted.
This lecture talks about how trucking impacts the family. There are common issues that are expressed to me frequently. I talk about these issues and how to prevent them and cope with others. Some of the main issues are dealing with...
I do a recap of what was covered in the course and some of the key points.
I drove for 13 years and loved it. I was company driver for half of that time and owner operator for the rest. Learned a lot of lessons. Found out there was a lot of unhappy drivers. Meanwhile, I had won several driving awards. I interviewed many drivers and found out that the reason for their unhappiness was likely that they were incompatible for the trucking lifestyle or had made some terrible mistakes that affected their money, health, relationships or a combination of all three.
I sought out to address the issue. I wrote a few books, recorded a CD, DVD and eventually developed a website to share what I learned about life as a trucker. The idea was to help people determine if they were compatible for trucking prior to spending the money for getting their CDL and then educating them on how to make trucking a successful career.
As part of my mission to make this world and the trucking industry a better place I spent most of my downtime on the road either writing or studying personal development to work on becoming a better version of myself.
So now I am using the Udemy platform to live my passion for sharing the lessons that I have learned on the wonderful journey.