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Big Red 's Comment
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Hello everyone. Well yesterday completed my first week of CDL training and I have received my actual CDL license. Not the permit but the actual license. The only reason is because of my military skill test waiver. But I was amazed at how fast I learned the material and the instructor gave me the tools I needed to pass all the test. We are on passenger right now and I plan on taking the test on Monday. This school is great and I recommend it to anyone. At this rate I will have my passenger, doubles/triples and Hazmat endorsements by the end of next week. Then we will start the driving part. I'm not worried about the test. I'm worried about driving. Never been in a truck where I had a manual transmission. I hope I can get the hang of it. Updates coming next week.

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.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

Doubles:

Refers to pulling two trailers at the same time, otherwise known as "pups" or "pup trailers" because they're only about 28 feet long. However there are some states that allow doubles that are each 48 feet in length.

Jaguwar's Comment
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Hey g'luck with the tests, I'm sure you'll do fine there! Waivers are nice! LOL

Big Red 's Comment
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So week two is complete and not only do I have my CDL but all my endorsements except hazmat which should be next week. Jaguwar you must be using your waiver too or about to use it lol

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.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

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