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Kori M.'s Comment
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Yes that would be awesome miss miyoshi! How are you liking driving it?

Miss Miyoshi's Comment
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I love it!! The LW allows you to have a tighter turning radius, and when you're still a rookie all the turning help you can get is awesome. I even take my dog with me! (He's only 5lbs, but it's still extra stuff to bring to keep him happy.) I'm a tiny house enthusiast, so it's been really fun for me to see how I can maximize my space and be creative with storage and supplies.

I made two videos. The first one was when I first got my truck and set it up. I figured I would be driving all over the country and I would need to cram in as much as I could by way of supplies because I didn't know when I would be able to restock. (The video goes sideways towards the end because I'm a bonehead.) The second video shows how I modified my storage and what I was taking with me based on driving for a few months and really learning what I did and did not need, and how much I would need at any one time.

Original Truck Setup

Modified Truck Setup

Kori M.'s Comment
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You have imghat set up pretty great! Definitely has more storage than the freightliners ive seen. I like the shelves on the side over the storage on the back wall like the frieghliners. I will eventually take my dog on the road with me so it's cool that you have one so I can see it's possible. He's about 12-15 pounds so he is a little bigger. Thank you for the videos. =)

Miss Miyoshi's Comment
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You're welcome!

Tastebuds's Comment
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You're welcome!

Thanks for posting the video, Miss Miyoshi. As a primate that's looking to upgrade soon, I can now say I don't want a lightweight! I do have to admit that I'd take one instead of waiting a week for a condo, but I would ask for the oldest on the lot!

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.
James F.'s Comment
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Can you confirm if CDL permit is required before attending training in Salt Lake City,? I was told that I needed to have my permit before I attend. I am out of San Diego Ca

Thanks Jim

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.
Dan R's Comment
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Can you confirm if CDL permit is required before attending training in Salt Lake City,? I was told that I needed to have my permit before I attend. I am out of San Diego Ca

Thanks Jim

I'm starting training 4/3 and was told to "be ready" to obtain the permit, because there wont be time to study.

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.
Kori M.'s Comment
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Yes I was told by my recruiter that if I went to the Salt Lake City location I would have to get my permit before hand. The Springfield location you get your permit after you arrive it's built into their program but you have to be ready to take it on the second day. They give you a few chances to pass though. But I would just be ready so you can get it out of the way. If you do the high road training program on this site you should Be fine! And once you read that you can download CDL prep. It was a steering wheel as the app picture it has a lot of the same questions and you can break them up by sections like general, air breaks, combination and tanker. But do the high road first so you understand what they are asking. A lot of people mommy class didn't study st all and just did the app and it didn't work out too well for them. Good luck though!! I'm out on the road with my trainer. I'm loving it 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.
Matt M.'s Comment
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The lightweight is worth an extra $100 - $150 a week on your paycheck as well. Unless I had a really compelling reason I would go with it.

When I was solo, I drove a lightweight freightliner and had no issues with space. Even brought my wife out on the road with me a few months in that truck.

Now that we team drive we do drive a condo for the space though. It's helpful to be able to hop in the top bunk and not disturb the person sleeping when we stop.

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