How many people on NS have a driver's license that allows them to drive commercial trucks? I've always been fascinated by trucks since I was a little kid, but I ended up getting a summer job as a driver assistant at a beer distributor and it has reinvigorated my fascination with the trucking industry. I really want to get my Class A license, but as an Accounting/Finance major, I can't see a California Class A license helping me make money beyond next summer. Too bad truck school is about $1200 to $1400 and three weeks. If it was half that I would love to get a CDL and my own route next summer with the beer distributor.
Back to the thread topic- do any of you guys have your CDL and would it be worth me taking three weeks out of my summer (plus a little over $1200) to earn it for that short amount of time? I live in a huge agriculture area, and some of the growers hire college students over the summer to drive routes hauling crops from the fields to warehouses, which I've heard can pay out well. Overall, I really want to drive a tractor trailer for a little while, just to check it off my bucket list, should I say fuck it and go for it, or cave the cash I'm making now and just ride around in it and deliver beer throughout this and next summer? Feel free to post up your rigs, too.