I was granted my Class A CDL back in '07...thank you very much State of Utah for that one. I still have it although I never used it...but it there as a parachute just in case.
My uncle was an OTR driver owning his own rig. I think that is where I got the bug to learn how to drive something so cool and big. However now days.....I see a lot of really screwed up things in a car so I can't imagine trying to deal with the brainless drivers while in a moving sled carrying over 40k pounds behind it and having people "think" you can stop on a dime. I just have a huge problem with what is happening on the roads and how truckers are always blamed....NOT COOL.