First Day Of School

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Michael W.'s Comment
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It's finally here the first day of school. I have got my dot med card cdl permit in hand already. I hope today goes as well as I am hoping. I will update this thread as I go through school.

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.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Awesome! Looking forward to it!

SAMUEL C.'s Comment
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It's finally here the first day of school. I have got my dot med card cdl permit in hand already. I hope today goes as well as I am hoping. I will update this thread as I go through school.

Stay humble, stay calm, stay teachable. Good luck, keep us updated.

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.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Michael W.'s Comment
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All is going great the first day was a lot of power point stuff on hazmat and log books I just finished the second day we did a bunch of power point again this time more about hazmat and about airbrakes we got done early so we got to go to the yard to see the trucks for the first time they gave us info on the previous trip so they demonstrated on so we could see the parts and have visuals to go on also. I will keep updating as much as I can school is a long day and every night we have reading we have to do. But I am having a blast so far I am actually doing what I have wanted to for about the last 10 years.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

HAMMERTIME's Comment
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Where are you attending School?

Pick/Grin's Comment
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Sounds good man. There's a lot to know, but don't get discouraged. I hit a low point when I failed the final road test five (5!) times. Called my sister and broke down because I felt terrible about it. It didn't take long to get comfortable though. Backing came easy, reading directions and planning, safe driving in bad conditions, everything. Everyone has the potential to be a great driver I think, it's just a matter of willingness to take in as much knowledge as you can. When you feel like you might have done something wrong, don't fret, just be easy about and do what you can to rectify it. Good luck man

Michael W.'s Comment
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Where are you attending School?

I am attending school at ivy tech it is cts driving acadamy. Third day is about to start. I am really looking forward to it. I am the type of person that wants to learn all I can and enjoy the challenge

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