CFI CDL Training

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Jmart's Comment
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Congratulations. Glad you made it safe. We need a good diary for Crowder as mine covers Truck Dynasty. This will be a great help to others. Glad you get to take your CDL test there. Take your time. Good luck.

Thanks!

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.
Jmart's Comment
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1-20-18 Day 2 Today we moved from the motel to housing on Crowder College Campus in Neosho, MO. We met our instructors, received our training materials, and filled out some paperwork. We were then taken to our dorms and then to lunch. That's all for today. Official start for class is Monday 1-22-18.

Big Scott's Comment
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What did they give you for training materials?

Jmart's Comment
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What did they give you for training materials?

We got the "Tractor-Trailer Driver Training Manual", a Crowder College Driver Training Manual, route information for our practice routes, a pre trip inspection guide, and a 4-week training guide.

Jmart's Comment
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1-22-18 Day 3, Day 1 official start of school. Today was spent in the classroom. We covered basics such as hours of service, details about Compliance Safety and Accountability (CSA), and accident reporting. We spent just a short time on the simulators practicing double clutch and shifting. We were assigned some homework and finished our day.

CSA:

Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)

The CSA is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiative to improve large truck and bus safety and ultimately reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities that are related to commercial motor vehicle

Double Clutch:

To engage and then disengage the clutch twice for every gear change.

When double clutching you will push in the clutch, take the gearshift out of gear, release the clutch, press the clutch in again, shift the gearshift into the next gear, then release the clutch.

This is done on standard transmissions which do not have synchronizers in them, like those found in almost all Class A trucks.

Big Scott's Comment
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What's the deal with food there?

Jmart's Comment
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What's the deal with food there?

We eat at the cafeteria here on campus, 3 meals Mon-Fri and 3 meals on weekends.

The Riot's Comment
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Is the dorm room double occupancy?

How many students in your class?

Good luck!!!

Jmart's Comment
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Is the dorm room double occupancy?

How many students in your class?

Good luck!!!

Yes, double occupancy. We are in a unit with 2 bedrooms, 2 per bedroom. There are 2 restrooms and a common area with satellite tv.

Jmart's Comment
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10 people in my class.

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