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Considering a career change, any cdl drivers in here?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Wahayes, Jul 21, 2021.

  1. Sep 20, 2022 at 4:55 PM
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    ScenicRoute

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    I have to wonder how the eldt requirement is affecting companies trying to hire drivers.
     
  2. Sep 20, 2022 at 5:56 PM
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    I got my UK equivalent of a CDL (Class 1 HGV) when I was in my young 20's and did a few years as the equivalent of a UPS courier and as a plant hauler (not sure what you'd call it in the US, shifting excavators, backhoe's and other construction equipment). Customer interaction was limited enough to not get people overload, courier multi drop was the most strenuous work I've ever done and kept me really fit but it's not something anyone wants to get into after turning 40, loading and unloading construction kit was great fun - you haven't lived until you've had a 3T double drum road roller slide sideways and off wet steel ramps! :eek2:
    BUT the driving part, when one wasn't trying to mitigate the actions of asshole car drivers, was mind-numbingly, interminably boring, fair play to those who are happy with little more company than the radio and their own thoughts but it drove me nuts...and I can think of nothing better than working by myself but idle hands etc...
     
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  3. Sep 20, 2022 at 7:07 PM
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    Wahayes

    Wahayes [OP] Older I get the wiser I realize my dad was

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    After dealing with the banking world idiots both employees and customers for 16 years, it will be a welcome change. I don't want to talk to anyone lol
     
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  4. Sep 20, 2022 at 7:34 PM
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    snoope

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    Welcome to your worst nightmare then....:rolleyes: Not really , there is BS in every profession..o_O I am Semi-retired from it after 43 years ...Just renewed my CDL A after passing my latest DOT... :hattip:

    BUT beware our great US Congress is now re-thinking the ELDT ;

    Latest update from www.truckersnews.com has small companies with under 9 CDL drivers exempt and have also increased the "exemption list" adding more onto it..

    Like all have said , Driving can be a career or a plain job... you choose how that works....:hattip:
     
  5. Sep 21, 2022 at 7:36 AM
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    Wahayes

    Wahayes [OP] Older I get the wiser I realize my dad was

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    Luckily that eldt law change wouldn't apply to me. If everything goes to plan I'll be going to a large company but they're not primarily a "trucking company" they just happen to have a company need for drivers which from my understanding of the Industry is the kind of place to be to get treated best.
     
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