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Martin G.'s Comment
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Hey yall, a little intro about me, before i get to the point.

My name is Martin, im 31 yrs old and from Texas, i got 2 boys, a 1 and 2 year old they mean the world and much more to me, and are the primary reason im working on getting my CDL. I've wanted to drive a Rig since i was kid watching my father drive one. As i got older i began losing interest in wanting to drive a truck, the more time that past the more it seemed like it was just phase i was growing out of. I turned 18, grauduated, and went on to make a life career out of the military, it didnt go as planned so now im here, 20 years later wanting to turn that childhood dream into a reality.

So here we go... For the past month ive been studying as much material as i can about obtaining my CDL and have chosen to get it through company sponsored CDL training. I have applied for several companies and received some offers but havent chosen a specific sponsor yet. Can anyone tell me how much time i have to accept any offer? Is it a 30 day or 60 day only deal?

The reason im asking is cause im trying to get everything with my boys straightened out hopefully within a month or so and i can focus on getting my CDL but dont want to have to settle or have to reapply because i didnt sign on within a certain time period.

Any and all help or advice on this is appreciated. 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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Brett Aquila's Comment
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There is no specific time period. That will vary from company to company. Not much you can do about it now anyhow because you've already applied. You really don't want to rush things at this stage. Wait until you're as ready as possible before you get started. It's going to be stressful enough leaving home, having to learn piles of information, and start a whole new career and lifestyle. So you want things at home to be as secure as you can get them before heading out so you're not even more distracted and stressed out.

Keep studying our High Road CDL Training Program hard. Real hard. The better prepared you are before you arrive the less stressful it will be and the better your chances of success. You'll be glad you put in the time and effort.

Also, here's our "starter package" for you to go through:

Prepare like crazy and ask us a lot of questions. We're always happy to help out.

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.
Martin G.'s Comment
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Thanks for replying and thank you for the advice, im sure there are gonna be alot of questions to ask when the time comes. I appreciate all the help i can get.

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