Poorly Designed Road/merge/on-ramp

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Allen9876 A.'s Comment
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Here is a stretch of road that needs upgrading. This on-ramp merging with the highway I-77 is in Charlotte, NC exit 6b. The dotted lines are marked waaaay too far in the ramp to merge with traffic; the solid white lines are where the dotted lines need to be. Roads are built with trucks in mind, so I guess who ever made this ramp really didn't do their homework. 6e9nTd.jpg722LmQ.jpg

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Daniel B.'s Comment
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Ok no problem I'll get right on it.

ACO476's Comment
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You’ve never driven in Texas, have you?

G-Town's Comment
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What else yah got?

Allen9876 A.'s Comment
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Where do truckers fill up?

G-Town's Comment
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Where do truckers fill up?

We fill up at company terminals or truck stops. But I think you already knew that...

Allen...what's your deal? Are you here to learn or something else?

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Allen9876 A.'s Comment
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G-Town - Just want to get some questions answered.

G-Town's Comment
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Allen,...I suggest to start in the beginning with these links:

If you are serious about trucking, get to work and prepare by reading the first two and studying the third.

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.
Allen9876 A.'s Comment
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I got an Class A CDL instead of a Class B CDL because there aren't any Class B CDL schools where I live. All though I am a dump truck driver and I have a Class A CDL, I'm sure some of the links you provided will come in handy not only for Class A drivers, but for Class B drivers as well.

By the way, do you happened to know why my topics weren't approved?... They weren't political or anything, just truck related. I think I brought about some good questions. I guess some folk don't want to hear reality, even if it can help them.

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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By the way, do you happened to know why my topics weren't approved?... They weren't political or anything, just truck related. I think I brought about some good questions. I guess some folk don't want to hear reality, even if it can help them.

Some of your topics weren't approved because you're asking a lot of trivial questions which have nothing to do with getting your trucking career underway. And since you're so pumped up about hearing reality I'll give you a dose - nothing you've said so far has brought up any tough realities for anyone. Stick to asking questions that will help you get your trucking career underway.

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