SAGE Truck Driving School, San Antonio

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Truckin'Rey's Comment
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I started the CDL course through SAGE on July 24th and I'm currently scheduled to take the skills test the first week of September. The first two weeks of training was mostly in classroom, getting thru 26 chapters of the book they use (7th edition, can't remember the long name off the top of my head), along with a few on-hand demonstrations of semi-tractor/trailer pre-trips.

After completing the classroom portion you will be scheduled to conduct eleven 4hour drives, one on one, with an instructor. These drives will probably not be consecutive days as the skills testing site here in San Antonio (The Department of Public Safety - DPS) is currently backlogged for CDL testing. But, your last few days of driver training with SAGE will usually butt up to your skills test date.

I won't do a day by day account of activities that I went through while attending SAGE, as I would rather bore a random stranger with an insurance sales pitch than the fine members of Trucking Truth, lol...but I will answer most questions regarding the topic.

Y'all have a great day😉

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.
Paul's Comment
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Hey, everybody's different. I enjoy the day-by-day myself...won't bore me! Good luck with it all! I'm from San Antonio, so if you need any recommendations on anything let me know. For instance, if you dig Chinese, best Lemon Chicken I have ever had is at Lung Fung on W. W. White. Man, you will not be disappointed. :-)

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

Truckin'Rey's Comment
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Thanks Paul, where can I get the best "pan de polvo" in San Antonio?

...so if you need any recommendations on anything let me know.
Han Solo Cup's Comment
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It's totally up to you but a number of us enjoy reading the day-to-day stuff. I check the training logs first thing every morning. I've got about a year till I make the switch and I love reading about what you guys are going through.

Paul's Comment
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Best Pan de Polvo? I'm not sure, but I know every H E B has them and they are good. I don't know where you're from but in most parts I've been to finding a good breakfast taco is near impossible. Check out Ric Ron's Taco Shop for the best picadillo and carne guisada you'll ever have. Bill Miller's is also a staple...not the best BBQ but it's a long standing south Texas tradition for a lot of people.

Truckin'Rey's Comment
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It's totally up to you but a number of us enjoy reading the day-to-day stuff. I check the training logs first thing every morning. I've got about a year till I make the switch and I love reading about what you guys are going through.

Thanks Han Solo Cup, but I've never been one to extend my thoughts or experiences in too much detail. I figured if anyone has a specific question regarding SAGE in San Antonio, then I'd be more than happy to reply with what I've experienced.

Truckin'Rey's Comment
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Best Pan de Polvo? I'm not sure, but I know every H E B has them and they are good. I don't know where you're from but in most parts I've been to finding a good breakfast taco is near impossible. Check out Ric Ron's Taco Shop for the best picadillo and carne guisada you'll ever have. Bill Miller's is also a staple...not the best BBQ but it's a long standing south Texas tradition for a lot of people.

I agree, so far, It's HEB with the best pan de polvo in this area...I might have to get some shipped from further south in the Valley for a wedding coming up. As far as breakfast tacos go, there are plenty here in SA...two to mention in my area of SA would be Taquria on the corner of New Guilbeau and Tezel roads, along with Chacho's off of Bandera Rd in Leon Valley.

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