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Deen E.'s Comment
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Hi!, I'm interested in truck driving how do I get started?

Old School's Comment
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Welcome Deen!

This is our official starter package. Read and study the following materials...

You will learn a lot from that, and it will probably give you some more questions that you are curious about. Then you just need to join in our forum with your questions. We are happy to have you in here, and we will do what we can to help you.

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Pete B.'s Comment
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Deen, one more recommendation, as good as all the others; Old School didn't give it to you because he would never self-promote, but he's an extremely gifted writer and teacher of lessons, in life and trucking!

Life As A Road Warrior

918Girl's Comment
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Deen, one more recommendation, as good as all the others; Old School didn't give it to you because he would never self-promote, but he's an extremely gifted writer and teacher of lessons, in life and trucking!

Life As A Road Warrior

Thanks Pete B.! Good stuff there!

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