Reefer Vs. Flatbed Vs. Dry Van

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Older Newbie's Comment
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Will do! I've been reading the cdl manuals on and off for months so I've at least got some of it in my head before I get into a classroom. It is amazing how just learning again can be interesting when you haven't hit the books in... oh... 40 + years or so. I'll keep you posted on my progress and I hope that I get to meet some the folks who have posted on here for a while. Thanks for the encouragement and your web site.

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.
Brett Aquila's Comment
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Oh, and don't read the plain CDL manuals. Use our High Road Training Program. That has the actual CDL manual built in but it breaks it down into chunks with review questions on each page. It's a lot more interesting going through it that way and you'll learn and retain information a thousand times better. Do a few pages of it and you'll see exactly what I mean.

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.
Chief Brody's Comment
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For those who say flatbedders don't back into tight spots.

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HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Old School's Comment
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Rob, that looks like fun! I am fairly certain I have been in that hole. Are you picking up a sheetrock load?

Chief Brody's Comment
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Rob, that looks like fun! I am fairly certain I have been in that hole. Are you picking up a sheetrock load?

That is Roseburg Forest Products in Simsboro Louisana.

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