Up until now I have been running a small internet hosting company. This has become increasingly difficult over the years and after 18 years of it I have just about burnt out. I sold the business at the end of January and was intending to just do consulting and software development. I wanted a backup plan just in case this didn’t work out so decided to get my HGV license.
The more I thought about it and researched it the more attractive the whole idea became. I have now decided to get out of computer related industries as a means of earning a primary income and concentrate on doing truck driving. It can be hard work and I understand this. However working for agencies I can work when I want and if I want and the money is pretty good once you get your CE ( Class 1 ). I will still be doing internet related stuff but more as a sideline/hobby as I really do enjoy it.
I am booked in for my CPC course on the 16th March. While I am there I am taking my assessment drive and will immediately book in for my C (Class 2) training and test.
My idea is to work in the UK during the nicer weather, then when it turns crappy take a few months off and get down to Portugal for the nicer weather. It will probably take me some time to get the experience under my belt so that I have a regular run of work when I need it. However I live very cheaply as a fulltimer so even 10-20 hours a week at the low end of the pay scale will be enough for me to live comfortably on.
I will post more on this subject as and when it happens.