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Patricia R.'s Comment
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So all weekend I spent 12 hours a day practicing backing and pre trip. I tested this morning after only 6 days of training. I got form D for my pre trip....which was the entire truck!! I am happy to report that I now have my class A CDL!!

This is a crazy intense program. If you are not 100% focused and committed to getting what you can from this school you will fail. I am happy with my choice to come here and I will update some more as I get through orientation and picked up by my trainer.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Big Scott's Comment
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Patricia R.'s Comment
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Lol...those are cute dancing bananas. Thank u!

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Big Scott's Comment
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You're welcome. Hope you're feeling better. Dancing Bananas are the TT way to celebrate someone getting their CDL.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Nancy F.'s Comment
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Ya crazy intense to say the least. Congratulations! Not sure if I can handle the cold. I have the shoes to protect the toes, what kind of gloves do you have?

Patricia R.'s Comment
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2 pairs of gloves with hand warmers.... we were practicing in negative 2 degree wheather. Come prepared..... you will need some insulated coveralls will keep you way less miserable. I didn't have the money for those so I wore almost my entire wardrobe everyday to try and stay layered and warm enough. I suggest wool socks as well and insulated boots. They don't care how cold it is here....school doesn't stop for the cold.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Big Scott's Comment
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Work doesn't care what the weather is either. Glad you are toughing it out. Sounds like you will be very successful in this endeavor. Keep up the good work. The honest training diaries on this site are the best for people like me looking for first hand info on what to expect in my future.

Patricia R.'s Comment
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I have more awesome news. I was outside taking a smoke break today and ran into a guy who happens to be an over the road trainer. We started talking and he told me he was waiting to get assigned a new student and truck to train. I felt like we hit it off well and I liked the way he respects what he does for a living and his work ethic. I told him he sounded like someone I would like to train with. When I saw him later he let me know he got me assigned to his truck!!

This Is awesome news because I have met a lot of ppl here who had to wait a week before they were placed with a trainer. I should be on the road in a couple days making money!! Woot woot

Over The Road:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Big Scott's Comment
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Awesome news. Keep safe. Keep us posted.

Moziere's Comment
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I'm getting things lined up to take my test for my cdlp. I live in Winston County Alabama and I'm worried about that cold weather in Utah. I was accepted for that school. I don't have a start date yet, I have to get my bp down so I can get my medical card. I'm looking forward to hearing more about your experiences in your training.

Any advice? What to bring, how much money did you need, thing of that nature.

Sounds like you had a good experience so far.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
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