Please help me get my CDL A! I am currently a college student in a Forestry program and obtaining my CDL A allows me to secure a job after college; in addition to being a safer member of the workforce. The education I can receive from an accredited tractor trailer school will make me a safer, better commercial driver. In addition, the combination of a Forestry degree and CDL would make me more desirable in the urban Forestry realm, allowing me to manage things like storm clean up or tree removals.
I got my start in industry when I was younger cutting firewood and logging with my friend on his back lot with his Dad's old tractor. We hauled our gear around in my old Volvo until I saved up enough to buy a truck. Honestly, I really want to get my CDL so I can stop beating myself up so much and start a real career, not a hand to mouth job. I have been grinding my way through school working weekends, summers and breaks to pay for classes. When I was 20 I had to withdraw from school for financial reasons, and I am now 25 just getting ready to wrap up my degree. Being able to not take on an additional $7000 in debt in addition to the $60,000 I have had to accrue so far would just be such a massive help getting myself back on track.
I always grew up loving trucks and working outdoors. Deep down, I think I always knew working in the woods was my dream. Waking up at 5 am to hop in a truck to drive out to the backwoods, smelling all the sawdust, oil, and diesel fumes is my dream job.