I understand. I’m 47 and have spent my career as a successful entrepreneur. I have a lot of pride, too, so that’s why I’m mentally preparing myself for a “year of suck.”
I have always looked at trucking as an ideal job–travel, independence, operating heavy machinery, and has many entrepreneurial qualities. What more does a man need? Especially as we age!
Anyway, my advice is to write off the first 12 months as training and look forward to all the opportunities afterwards.