Message Boards
Home > Message Boards > Newbie Truckers Community

Users must register before posting on the Message Boards.
  Login Register  

 Is there such thing...

Joined: 7/23/2007
Location: Starkville, MS
Posts: 1

Is there such thing...
Posted: Wed Aug 8, 2007 11:52:32 AM

as an "overeducated" trucker?

I'm thinking about shifting careers to truck driving (beats unemployed), but I'm worried that an advanced degree may shut me out of the industry. Any truth to my fears?

And for those who have undergone it: what's company training like?

Joined: 8/8/2007
Location: Mendota, IL
Posts: 2


RE:Is there such thing...
Posted: Wed Aug 8, 2007 5:27:48 PM


I understand your feeling but you should have no worries. My husband has been a millwright/industrial electrician most of his life. The jobs took a toll on his body and the stress got to be too much...he's not the best team player and prefers to work alone. Trucking has turned out to be the perfect career choice for him. Sometimes getting your foot in the door is the hardest part but if you don't already have your CDL then you will get experience miles w/ your training and they will help to place you. Once you have some experienced miles under your belt, your options will be a plenty....good luck to you, hope this helps!


Joined: 10/12/2007
Location: Paragould, AR
Posts: 1


RE:Is there such thing...
Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 1:43:33 AM


I have been driving since 1993 and there are a lot of different types of people driving.  I have  met people who have done nothing but drive and then I have met people who were medical doctors, lawyers, and veternarians that were driving.  They just wanted a change of pace and career.  There is no such thing as being an overeducated driver.  The only bad driver is the one that thinks he/she knows everything about the job and has no more to learn.  As long as you are willing to keep an open mind and are willing to keep learning, then you will do just fine.  Good Luck!
Joined: 3/2/2007
Location: willits, CA
Posts: 10


RE:Is there such thing...
Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2007 10:57:32 PM


I have a degree too. um so what, it is paper. This industry needs drivers, if you can pee clean and your DMV is decent you will be fine.  pick a company that trains for a min. of 8 weeks for your sanity in the long run. do your home work about all of the compines make a list criteria that meets your needs and the go for it. Home | Message Boards | Privacy Policy | Disclaimer