First Two Weeks Of CDL School

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Eddie A.'s Comment
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Well, so far so good! Have the airbrake inspection down, entire tractor pre-trip down. A lot of information to take in , in a short amount of time. But I got this! The last 2 1/2 days was spent on straight line backing. I actually got this down pretty good. we would have been on off-set backing today but the instructor wanted to concentrate more on straight line backing with the other student today. It just gave me more time to refine my techniques better. The upcoming week we have off-set backing and parallel parking. Not looking forward to parallel parking a semi.! Also coming up for me are my DMV tests for HAZMAT , Tankers, and Doubles/triples. Later in the course I will also be getting my passenger (bus) endorsement as well. Might as well get what I can since I have the time to do it. I also have my TSA appointment for HAZMAT and TWIC Card Thursday afternoon. Busy week for me and a busier weekend studying for everything! Till next time.............

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

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.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

Big Scott's Comment
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Good luck. You should have this in training diaries.

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