High Road Training Program Is Excellent

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B Team's Comment
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Mrs. B and I would like to commend Trucking Truth for offering the excellent training that the High Road CDL Training Program provides. We took our CDL permit tests this week and passed all the required elements as well as the endorsements with ease. We studied two or three sections per night for a few weeks leading up to beginning CDL school this week. The material was explained in a way that was easy to digest, and the repeating reviews made it easy to recall it at test time. Thanks again Brett! We have a training diary on the training forum. Looking forward to returning to driving in December when we finish our training at our local community college.

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.
Brett Aquila's Comment
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Hey, that's great news for the B Team! Congrats on passing all of those tests.

If you guys haven't already, make sure you do the Logbook and Weight & Balance sections of the program. You're going to need to know that stuff well to do your job out there.

Great job!

Logbook:

A written or electronic record of a driver's duty status which must be maintained at all times. The driver records the amount of time spent driving, on-duty not driving, in the sleeper berth, or off duty. The enforcement of the Hours Of Service Rules (HOS) are based upon the entries put in a driver's logbook.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Chris B.'s Comment
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Been having fun with this program as well. I think my average is 95 percent over the 22% completed thus far. Question: I have no desire/need to do buses, doubles/triples... any reason to complete those to actually "finish out" the course? Neat forum/site, thanks a bunch for this site and your hard work putting it togwther and maintaining it.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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