Who I am
I joined the Army right out of high school, became a combat medic, and later deployed in support of the Gulf War. After finishing my bachelors degree through night classes, I became a Navy officer and deployed in support of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. I finished a few Masters degrees along the way, including an MBA, which got me interested in business and finance.
After more than 20 years in the military I retired and went to work for a Big 4 consulting firm where I applied much of my education and experience to helping the Department of Defense run more efficiently. My salary before bonus was $130,000 a year. As a result of Defense budget cuts of 2012, I was laid off. I shifted gears and took a position as an investment specialist for a Fortune 100 financial institution.
While I was making good money, I felt like a small cog in a big engine and missed the adventure of the military. I wanted more control over my day-to-day activities and my destiny. I began to ponder taking my education and experiences and start my own business.
I considered many possibilities including becoming a truck driver. At first I trashed the idea of driving a truck for a living mainly because I didn't think the stereotype would fit me (I have since then totally shed my corporate skin and have embraced my trucker persona). But after running through multiple ideas I realized that driving a truck is like driving a machine that produces money.
I ran some numbers based on a lot of research. I figured that if I could maximize utilization of the money machine and control my expenses, then I would definitely make a good salary and increase my peace of mind. This concept (certainly not new) of maximizing utilization and controlling expenses has become my central theme.
I quit Corporate America in April 2015.
Why I do this
Since obtaining my CDL in May 2015, my financial analysis and projections were proven right - I am on track to exceed a $100,000 salary.
Through my research I came to realize that the average salary for truck drivers, especially company truck drivers, was not good considering the work and the hours involved. I believe that the vast majority of truck drivers aren't aware of how they can bring home a $100,000 salary annually doing what they already do.
That's a situation I feel that I can change by educating and guiding my fellow truckers. I couldn't rest comfortably in my grave knowing I could have shared what I have learned and changed the lives of thousands for the better.
What I can do for you
I can show you how I did it. I can show you what to do and how to do it. I can motivate you. I can answer your questions with facts and opinions.
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