TDI Oxford AL

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Team 1 Trucker's Comment
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I just started my second week (of 3) at TDI Oxford. For anyone considering a career in trucking, I can definitely say that this has (so far) been an incredible experience. The instructors are absolutely first rate. The curriculum is exhaustive and complete. If you are able to take and follow instructions, you WILL pass your CDL , which is the beginning of your training. I smoked my CDL written exams (with hazmat and tanks) and am confident that I'll pass the pre trip and drive tests. This school (and the High Road CDL training) has made this a fun and informative journey. I've already had multiple job offers and can now evaluate which company best suits me. I'm not committed to anyone, which is one of the major advantages of going with an independent school. At any rate, if you are contemplating a new career, this is one great way to go

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

G-Town's Comment
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Good for you...seems like you are doing well.

Just a point of clarity for other newbies; the written CDL exams are for the permit only. The actual CDL tests are in three parts; pre-trip inspection , backing skills, and road test. Nothing written.

Good luck.

Pre-trip Inspection:

A pre-trip inspection is a thorough inspection of the truck completed before driving for the first time each day.

Federal and state laws require that drivers inspect their vehicles. Federal and state inspectors also may inspect your vehicles. If they judge a vehicle to be unsafe, they will put it “out of service” until it is repaired.

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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