Profile For Tia

Tia's Info

  • Location:
    Madison Heights, MI

  • Driving Status:
    Company Driver In Training

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  • Joined Us:
    8 years, 5 months ago

Tia's Bio

Hopeful newcomer.

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Posted:  8 years, 4 months ago

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Carrying a Weapon in a CMV

Crap.

Posted:  8 years, 4 months ago

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Hazmat

So the fee here in MI is 86.50 as well, not that it was easy information to get a hold of, but I think, if I can, I am going to try to apply before I head off to company training after CDL training. The sooner the better, right?

Thanks for clearing up the TWIC card thing =)

Posted:  8 years, 4 months ago

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Suburban in Romulus, Mi

I am definitely itching to get out there and see what I can do. Not that I'm not sad my time home is dwindling, but the suspense is killing me lol

Thanks for the support!

Posted:  8 years, 4 months ago

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Carrying a Weapon in a CMV

So it seems that the general consensus on firearms is, "probably a bad idea." So what about tazers and stun guns? My Dad bought me a tazer and asked me to keep it on me at all times when I told him of my intention to start driving. I'm a fairly small female and he did A LOT of research into the lifestyle and was concerned for my safety. Is company policy the only thing to contend with there?

Posted:  8 years, 4 months ago

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Hazmat

Fun fact: after getting your HAZMAT endorsement, if you then apply for a TWIC card you get a discount.

After you get the endorsement you get a discount on the endorsement with a TWIC card? That's confusing. Please explain?

Posted:  8 years, 4 months ago

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Hazmat

Tia,

Yeats ago, you could just take the hazmat test and you had it, These days, you have to "apply" to obtain your hazmat.

You apply and pay the fee, then have a background check and fingerprints. After the state receives the results, you will be notified by your DMV that you may take the written test. Pass the test and they will add the endorsement to your CDL. A hazmat endorsement is not allowed on your permit and should you get approved and pass your exam, it's added to your CDL-A once you obtain that.

Alright, so can apply and pay my fee when I get my permit or when I take my license test but I won't test for it until I've cleared the background and fingerprinting screens?

Posted:  8 years, 4 months ago

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5th wheel

Tia, type "why do they call it a fifth wheel" inthe search bar on this page and you will find a great forum discussion that will explain the origin of that name. You will know more about it than most truck drivers after reading that.

Thank you! I just had that "OHHHH!" Moment of realization I was trying to get to. Awesome.

Posted:  8 years, 4 months ago

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5th wheel

Thank you Sue =) as I have seen this is something you can adjust and move for weight distribution purposes. Is this correct?

Posted:  8 years, 4 months ago

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Hazmat

Everything I have seen so far states that there's a 6 month background check/ waiting period to be able to haul hazmat. Is this for getting the endorsement or actually being able to use it? I have thus far kept my mind off the training to focus on the permit and tanker/air brakes/ general knowledge that the training program for my school gave me to prepare, but I would just as soon get it out of the way and on my license ASAP. Thoughts?

Posted:  8 years, 4 months ago

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5th wheel

I am confused.

"1. a : a horizontal wheel or segment of a wheel that consists of two parts rotating on each other above the fore axle of a carriage and that forms support to prevent tipping. b : a similar coupling between tractor and trailer of a semitrailer."

What exactly is this 5th wheel? I haven't run into a clear explanation and every time I run into it I feel kinda stupid, I've heard it all my life but for some reason cannot wrap my head around it =/ please help.

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