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Brett Aquila's Comment
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As for others “knowing” how much training I received because I passed my cdl , that smacks of some serious arrogance. Without knowing what tests I passed, and what knowledge I had before entering the school, you can’t possibly “know” how much I was taught.

You have your CDL so you passed all of the tests. Therefore I know how much you were taught. You were taught enough to pass the tests, which was exactly the goal of that portion of the training. So that portion of the training was a success.

You've also gotten this far without running into anything, therefore to this point you've been a success because not running into anything is the golden rule, especially at this stage of your career. More will be expected as you as you get better.

I've read back through the 24 posts you've had so far with us and only about 3 or 4 didn't contain any criticizing or complaining. It's not healthy or productive for you to be that negative. I also know that most people who are that negative don't often realize it. But it does lead to this kind of thing:

While “sleeping” the curtain was closed, so communication was rare. I say sleeping in quotes because I heard a lot of phone calls to what sounded like girlfriend(s). When he was driving, again curtain was closed, and phone calls continued.

It kind of sounds like he had no interest in talking to you. You guys were together 24/7 in a box the size of a walk-in closet. If communication was rare then that had to be by design. You have to ask yourself why he wasn't interested in communicating with you. If he truly enjoyed your company he would have spent more time talking to you.

Listen, I have the perfect thing for you. It's a podcast I did and it covers several important areas that apply directly to you. It'll be the best 15 minutes you'll spend today and it will help you immensely if you'll open your mind and really listen:

Stop The Fear And Doubt, Focus On Your Own Success

One of the most important quotes from that podcast is:

...don't waste a minute worrying about things that aren't helping you

Think about all the time you spend criticizing and complaining about other people. You even keep lashing out at us, and we're highly experienced professionals that are helping you for free. You really have us questioning our own sanity for doing so at times. Imagine how much you could learn if you would open your mind, contemplate your own performance, and consider ways of improving yourself instead. Imagine how much happier you would be if you replaced some of your own arrogance and disdain toward the people helping you with gratitude and respect.

You really should consider these things, and listen to that podcast.

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Robsteeler's Comment
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Look, I don’t have my CDL yet, I’ve never driven a truck yet, but I’ll either be able to drive it or not. I’m not going to stress out over it. I think practice will make it all better for you, and when I do mine I’ll try to remember that too. Good luck and congratulations on getting your cdl!

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.
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