OTR jobs/ living in south florida
I've read on other forums that south florida is the black hole of trucking. I'm a lil bit inclined to believe that for the simple fact that on the highways down here almost every truck i see is an o/o. If it's not an o/o it's a Werner. I'm 25, i've just finished a degree in Air Traffic Control. The FAA will probably take a year to year and a half to hire me because that's just how fast they work. Truck driving is something i've always wanted to do as a kid and i've been on the road twice with family or friends who are drivers but when i was much younger. There is a CDL school down here that works with a few of the big fleets. What i'm tryin to see is should i spend the time and money going to school down here or should i call companies/recruiters and see where they are actually hiring? Most sites show their hiring area ends usually up by I-10. Only company that might hire further south in florida i'd assume would be FFE because they have the winter haven, fl location. I do have family in New York and Houston that i could technically "live" at for employment purposes but i'd rather stay in south florida. What should i do if i want to get into this field and still live in south florida. Anyone down here hiring drivers wants 1 year otr experience minimum...(fedex ups cocacola furniture stores etc.) thanks ahead of time.