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Simon N.'s Comment
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I was accepted to Covenant Transport...I start Orientation Monday.. I cant wait to have a new start...rong>rong>

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Hey that's awesome! Congrats!


I would jump on our High Road CDL Training Program and hit two sections hard while you have a few days to prepare:

Learning The Logbook Rules

Truck Weight And Balance

Those two sections are critical to know in order to do your job out there. The more you can learn now, the better off you'll be.

Best of luck!


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.


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.


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Old School's Comment
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Congratulations Simon!

The other day you were headed to Western Express - I guess things have changed. I haven't noticed you saying anything about wanting to be a team driver, but I'm assuming you must be okay with it.

Be careful, and do a great job. You need to really work hard at establishing yourself. You are pretty fortunate at this point, but you've got to work on keeping that driving/safety record clean. If you need some help or advice while trying to get established over there, don't be shy - we will do whatever we can to help you.

Chuck 's Comment
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Congratulations to you and be safe on your new journey. I to am leaving tomorrow for school before orientation after that. Good luck and let us know how things are going.

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