Roll On, 18 Wheeler
Seems like trucking and Country music have a long association.
We could go back over the years, and name several songs that are directly involved with the trucking industry. One that immediately comes to mind, is Alabama's "Roll On, 18 Wheeler."
I have to admit, that I have always been fascinated with big trucks. The thought of hitting the open road, delivering a load of freight to the coast sounds kinda cool. Now, I know that the reality of getting that job done isn't so glamorous. Trucking is a tough job, that demands plenty of skill and sacrifice.
Over the weekend, I attended the John Wood Community College career fair. KICK originated a broadcast from the event on Saturday. One of the programs featured was the JWCC Truck Driver Training Program.
The Driver Program can get you trained and behind the wheel in about four weeks. It doesn't sound like a great deal of time, but it appears that students spend a minimum of 50 hours a week, in classroom as well as hands on training. I have seen the training trucks on roads all over the area. I know that JWCC's program has received national recognition, for turning out students who are in high demand for their skills. It appears that most grads can expect to make around $35 thousand dollars to start.
So, if you're perhaps looking for a new career, it might be worth checking out.