Profile For Fuzzy

Fuzzy's Info

  • Location:
    Machesney Park, IL

  • Driving Status:
    Company Driver In Training

  • Social Link:

  • Joined Us:
    8 years, 4 months ago

Fuzzy's Bio

No Bio Information Was Filled Out. Must be a secret.

Page 1 of 1

Posted:  7 years, 11 months ago

View Topic:

Got Illinois CDL Finally! Update

Hello,

Its been over 4 months and wanted to give an update. I finally got my Illinois CDL at the end of June and its been a long crazy ride to get it!!!!!!! Here is a quick recap.

Feb 22nd 2016: Got hired by Roehl Transport into their "Get My CDL" 4 week school at the Gary, IN Terminal. They paid for hotel and food for a month and a weekly paycheck of 90/day during the school. Mon-Fri 7am-5pm and Sat 7am-11:30am. Training was great. People were great. The guys/gals that would come through the terminal would give us tips and stuff to watch out for. It was a very cool atmosphere and was something I wasn't used to seeing in a work environment.

Mar 24th 2016: Got fired by Roehl since I failed the blind side parallel park twice during the backing skills portion of the Indiana CDL tests. However they said the door is wide open for me to get rehired as soon as I get a CDL but that meant I had to get my CDL from my home state of Illinois. The Illinois tests are different and had to goto a local school to get ready for them.

May 16th 2016: Started a 160Hr refresher course at Rock Valley College Truck Driving School in Rockford, IL. (Top Roehl approved school in the country which is where I'm from). I could have done a 80Hr refresher but wanted to have plenty of practice so I decided on the 160Hr. Plus extra practice never can hurt either. Had TONS of driving practice and backing practice. Half day each! I'm glad I decided on the 160Hr plan because the Illinois parallel was drivers side which is opposite from what I learned in Indiana. Plus the right offset backing has different rules than Indiana regarding cone placement and encroachments. The trucks used a 10 speed manual transmission which was the same as in Indiana so that was something I didnt have to relearn. Also the Illinois Secretary Of State said that since I passed the Indiana Pre Trip Inspection test it will transfer to Illinois and I will NOT have to take the Illinois version which is way different. It was triple confirmed by me and my school!

June 15th 2016: CDL test day at the Illinois DMV however they informed me as I was checking in that I DID have to take the Illinois Pre Trip Inspection test. I had to reschedule the CDL test for next week. I spent the next 6 days with countless hours studying the Illinois Pre Trip. The instructors at the school even devoted extra time to me so I could be ready for it. We are all STUNNED on how ridiculous the Illinois DMV is on the disorganization. Finally I think Im actually going to be able to do it and was ready.

June 22nd 2016: CDL test day again and as I was checking in they said in fact I DO NOT have to take the Illinois Pre Trip!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The guy who checked me in was my tester and with no waiting me and him walked outside and I went right to the backing tests. Passed straight line back and right offset then NAILED parallel park. It was perfect!!!! Went on to the driving test which was pretty much perfect and PASSED!!!!!

July 6th 2016: Roehl Transport said they have started the rehire process and will give me an update next week. (Week of July 11th)

Posted:  7 years, 11 months ago

View Topic:

Passed all 3 CLP written exams today on first try!

Hello,

Its been over 4 months and wanted to give an update. I finally got my Illinois CDL at the end of June and its been a long crazy ride to get it!!!!!!! Here is a quick recap.

Feb 22nd 2016: Got hired by Roehl Transport into their "Get My CDL" 4 week school at the Gary, IN Terminal. They paid for hotel and food for a month and a weekly paycheck of 90/day during the school. Mon-Fri 7am-5pm and Sat 7am-11:30am. Training was great. People were great. The guys/gals that would come through the terminal would give us tips and stuff to watch out for. It was a very cool atmosphere and was something I wasn't used to seeing in a work environment.

Mar 24th 2016: Got fired by Roehl since I failed the blind side parallel park twice during the backing skills portion of the Indiana CDL tests. However they said the door is wide open for me to get rehired as soon as I get a CDL but that meant I had to get my CDL from my home state of Illinois. The Illinois tests are different and had to goto a local school to get ready for them.

May 16th 2016: Started a 160Hr refresher course at Rock Valley College Truck Driving School in Rockford, IL. (Top Roehl approved school in the country which is where I'm from). I could have done a 80Hr refresher but wanted to have plenty of practice so I decided on the 160Hr. Plus extra practice never can hurt either. Had TONS of driving practice and backing practice. Half day each! I'm glad I decided on the 160Hr plan because the Illinois parallel was drivers side which is opposite from what I learned in Indiana. Plus the right offset backing has different rules than Indiana regarding cone placement and encroachments. The trucks used a 10 speed manual transmission which was the same as in Indiana so that was something I didnt have to relearn. Also the Illinois Secretary Of State said that since I passed the Indiana Pre Trip Inspection test it will transfer to Illinois and I will NOT have to take the Illinois version which is way different. It was triple confirmed by me and my school!

June 15th 2016: CDL test day at the Illinois DMV however they informed me as I was checking in that I DID have to take the Illinois Pre Trip Inspection test. I had to reschedule the CDL test for next week. I spent the next 6 days with countless hours studying the Illinois Pre Trip. The instructors at the school even devoted extra time to me so I could be ready for it. We are all STUNNED on how ridiculous the Illinois DMV is on the disorganization. Finally I think Im actually going to be able to do it and was ready.

June 22nd 2016: CDL test day again and as I was checking in they said in fact I DO NOT have to take the Illinois Pre Trip!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The guy who checked me in was my tester and with no waiting me and him walked outside and I went right to the backing tests. Passed straight line back and right offset then NAILED parallel park. It was perfect!!!! Went on to the driving test which was pretty much perfect and PASSED!!!!!

July 6th 2016: Roehl Transport said they have started the rehire process and will give me an update next week. (Week of July 11th)

Posted:  8 years, 4 months ago

View Topic:

Passed all 3 CLP written exams today on first try!

Thanks G-Town, BrianM., Sam P !!!!! smile.gif

Posted:  8 years, 4 months ago

View Topic:

Passed all 3 CLP written exams today on first try!

Congrats. Good luck!

thank-you.gif

Posted:  8 years, 4 months ago

View Topic:

Passed all 3 CLP written exams today on first try!

Will do man!

Posted:  8 years, 4 months ago

View Topic:

Passed all 3 CLP written exams today on first try!

Aww thanks Brett for your information. Thats really cool of you to let me know of the other options. Roehl Transport was just requiring the basic 3 (core, air breaks, combo) so thats what I started with. But yes I definitely plan on getting future endorsements after I get going with my new employer. I will be using this website for more practice questions for sure. I can't thank you enough for your dedication on helping people start a new career path in truck driving. Its pretty sweet that any future endorsements only require focus on a few specific sections of study. Im so glad to have gotten the main 3 out of the way. Clears room for the next step!!!!!! THANK YOU DUDE!!!!!

Posted:  8 years, 4 months ago

View Topic:

Blew by weigh station

I hope it all works out for the best dude. Thanks for the posting as it will help out in case other drivers find themselves in similar situations. I appreciate the help buddy.

Posted:  8 years, 4 months ago

View Topic:

Passed all 3 CLP written exams today on first try!

Thanks man that means alot! I appreciate your response and wont forget it buddy.

Posted:  8 years, 4 months ago

View Topic:

Passed all 3 CLP written exams today on first try!

I just want to take this time in thanking everyone responsible for the content of truckingtruth.com . This site helped me tremendously on preparing for the 3 exams to get the CLP. I passed all 3 of them (General Knowledge, Air Breaks, Combination Vehicles) on the first try this afternoon. I start CDL training school at Roehl Transport Monday Feb 22nd at the Gary, IN Terminal. Im very excited!

Page 1 of 1

Why Join Trucking Truth?

We have an awesome set of tools that will help you understand the trucking industry and prepare for a great start to your trucking career. Not only that, but everything we offer here at TruckingTruth is 100% free - no strings attached! Sign up now and get instant access to our member's section:
High Road Training Program Logo
  • The High Road Training Program
  • The High Road Article Series
  • The Friendliest Trucker's Forum Ever!
  • Email Updates When New Articles Are Posted

Apply For Paid CDL Training Through TruckingTruth

Did you know you can fill out one quick form here on TruckingTruth and apply to several companies at once for paid CDL training? Seriously! The application only takes one minute. You will speak with recruiters today. There is no obligation whatsoever. Learn more and apply here:

Apply For Paid CDL Training