As the pandemic gradually fades away, we find ourselves embracing a new reality. A world where face masks have become a fashion statement, virtual meetings in pajamas have become the norm, we can buy a car online

It’s truly an exciting time to be alive! Society is rapidly advancing towards a digital future, with retail giants like Amazon, Fashion Nova, and Walmart revolutionizing the way we shop. Door Dash changing the way we eat, it’s exciting!  While this digital-first world is undeniably amazing, it raises a thought-provoking question: What about the individuals who once manned the now-fading malls and retail stores? Where do the customer service specialists go?

*Transit has entered the chat*

Come take our money and enjoy having your own mobile office with a window seat.

Would you believe before I drove the bus I was actually a clerk at Safeway? I went from moving groceries to moving people and quadrupled my income in less than a year. I was 21 making $52,000  with no college degree in 2010!

Here’s how you can do the same.


There is a way, and a specific formula to do this and I’m going to give it to you in 3 easy steps.

Here is how to easily make 52,000 with no degree or experience.


Step One: Get a CDL Learner Permit.
Level Of Difficulty 4/5

Secure a CDL permit. While I am unsure of every State’s process, I’m sure most of them are similar. A CDL Permit is just like a normal driver’s permit. It “permits” you the right to drive a commercial vehicle under the supervision of another driver. But the cool part about a CDL permit is you do not have to hold it nearly as long as you do a standard permit. Here in Maryland at one point you only had to hold onto your CDL permit for two weeks before you could upgrade to a full CDL.

To get a CDL permit, visit your local DMV and get a CDL Book/ Manual. You can also grab a few of them from Amazon. Here are my personal favorites

Your primary points of focus in this book will be General Knowledge, Passenger, and Airbrake. Study those sections and familiarize yourself with their content. Transfer the information to flashcards. They make it easier to centralize information, and you don’t have to worry about text messages distracting you.

Now when you are comfortable with the material, go schedule your permit test.

The CDL Permit Test is pretty intense, in full disclosure, I failed it a few times. The computers at the MVA (Marylands DMV) have this countdown thingy that lets you know how many questions you have wrong, and how many wrong answers you have left. It’s been a while since I took mine, but I think it’s a total (including passenger and airbrake) of 90 questions, and you can only get a few wrong.

I won’t share too much about that experience but you can probably imagine the pressure associated with that.😅😅😅😅

One day I opted for the paper version of the test and passed it on the first try.


Step Two: Get a DOT Physical

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A Department of Transportation (DOT) physical is a health examination mandated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) for commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. In short–a DOT physical helps determine if a driver is physically, mentally, and emotionally fit to operate a Bus.

You’ll receive a DOT form from the physician and or your local DMV. This part is pretty straightforward, as the DOT exam is not too far off from a normal physical.

To find out where to take a DOT exam, ask local drivers where they took theirs. They cost around $70-$80 and are good for about two years. Perform a Google search for DOT exams near me, and get an appointment today!


Step Three: Fill out the State Transit Agency job application

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A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) offers you unparalleled freedom. I’ve had countless conversations with individuals who believe they are unable to relocate due to financial constraints. However, obtaining a CDL eliminates this obstacle entirely. With a CDL, you have the freedom to live wherever your heart desires. Plus, if you’re open to driving slightly further, you can stretch your earnings by residing on the outskirts of the city rather than within its bustling center.

America is still grappling with a shortage of drivers, which means that most transit agencies are willing to hire and train individuals with just a CDL permit. To help you get started, here’s a link to 5 Transit Agencies in The North East That Will Hire You with a CDL Permit alone.