**TruckingTruth's 10 Year Anniversary!!!**

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Ernie S. (AKA Old Salty D's Comment
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Congrats on the momentous milestone.

I know for me personally when I started looking into this adventure called OTR , I was stunned by what I found. But I kept looking and stumbled onto "Trucking Truth". It was like a breath of fresh air compared to all the rest.

Now I know I haven't been keeping up as well as I would have liked to in the last couple of years, but as you see I do pop back in once in awhile just to see how things are going.

But this site was/is a great resource for helping me to get started in an awesome career.

Keep up the good work. Hope to see you make another 10 years and beyond.

Ernie

OTR:

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.

Mighty Mike's Comment
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Happy Anniversary!

And thank you for creating this site!

I have been utilizing the CDL Permit Study Tools to prep me for my written exam the past few months and have gained so much information exploring and researching both in the forums and on the individual trucking company review pages.

The amount of information is endless and I feel well informed and ready to start school in a couple weeks at Roadmaster.

Thanks again and Happy Trucking!

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.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
Tom's Comment
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Congrats!

Emerald's Comment
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Brett,

Thank you so much for this website and Congratulations on 10 years!

My husband just started his career at Millis and this site's information helped him make the decision to go with that company. The site's forum has helped us both in understanding so much about this industry and I continue to frequent every week. I love to read about other people's experiences and we have learned so many things to help us both in this new adventure.

Please keep up the great work and thanks again for all you do!

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Keith D(guitarzan)'s Comment
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Thanks Brett and Happy 10th - Keep on Truckin' !

PJ's Comment
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Congrats Brett, and to all that willingly share information here. It is truly amazing. One stat you left out and that is the combined years of experience you have brought together for the benefit of everyone. That sir is beyond amazing. I stumbled across the site as many have looking for honest information and help with a career I knew nothing about. Your High Road program was an invaluable assest to me getting started. There is nothing else comparable that I have found available. It's been 3 years now for me and I'm going strong because of this resource you have provided. I have met some great folks here and consider several as friends. Keep up the great work and I am proud to be associated with all the great people hereπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

Tony R.'s Comment
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Happy 10th Anniversary!

Bud A.'s Comment
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Brett, I remember first hearing about you many years ago when I first thought about driving a truck. I came across your book and almost bought it, but then for a number of reasons I decided not to pursue trucking at that time.

A few years later I returned to this site and it had grown with all kinds of new features -- and the book was available for free! That was the moment I knew for sure that you were a good guy, even though I've never met you.

This site gave me a great start to my trucking career, and I really appreciate everything you provide through this site. It's obviously a labor of love, and that's a rare thing these days.

Dr. Michael Tigges's Comment
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Congratulations Brett,

Your information on the DOT Physical for those with a CDL is spot on, appreciate everything you do. Keep up the good work!!!

Sincerely,

Michael Tigges DC, CME

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.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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