New Guy Making A Go Of It.

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Johan Broad's Comment
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Hi all,

I am new to the industry, I begin classes at AIT in Las Vegas on August 28th, (Monday.) I will have my CDL by January 5th and I am planning on driving for Werner if all goes well. I am considering driving Dry van or Reefer. I am also looking into Flatbed, but I'll need to hit the gym pretty hard first. I have read enough on this forum and others to know that I don't want the Dollar General account. (lol!)

I am getting into Trucking because I have always wanted to travel the country, and this will allow me to do that as well as make enough $$$ to pay off some debts and get some savings built up.

I am really looking forward to starting class, and I'll post more as I get further along.

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.

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Peter M.'s Comment
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Best of luck to you.

Blake 's Comment
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Good Luck!

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Welcome aboard! Keep us posted as things progress.

Pete B.'s Comment
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Good luck Johan; I've passed many Dollar General stores out in the boon-docks, I don't see how trucks can even get into their lots at some stores, much less backed in to deliver.

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