Finally Passed My CDL PTI, Range And Road Test

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Hiram H.'s Comment
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I am super exited, finally got through with CDL testing. I still have a week left at school. We will be doing some driving and shifting. Including me, three other students in my class also passed the CDL testing. I am invited to Werner's orientation on October 7th.

I want to thanks Bret for this great website. It's been instrumental in my trucking education. Any advised about rookie life at Werner is welcome.

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.
Hiram H.'s Comment
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I forgot to mention that the rest of my class will be testing this week.

Cindy K.'s Comment
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That's awesome. I can't wait to know how it feels. Congratulations!

Hiram H.'s Comment
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That's awesome. I can't wait to know how it feels. Congratulations!

Thanks! I feel really happy! It is still sinking-in my brain! I see that you are in CDL School. My recommendation to you is that you memorize the pre-trip inspection and keep focus. Good luck to you!

Pre-trip Inspection:

A pre-trip inspection is a thorough inspection of the truck completed before driving for the first time each day.

Federal and state laws require that drivers inspect their vehicles. Federal and state inspectors also may inspect your vehicles. If they judge a vehicle to be unsafe, they will put it “out of service” until it is repaired.

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.
Cindy K.'s Comment
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That's awesome. I can't wait to know how it feels. Congratulations!

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Thanks! I feel really happy! It is still sinking-in my brain! I see that you are in CDL School. My recommendation to you is that you memorize the pre-trip inspection and keep focus. Good luck to you!

Thank you, Hiram! I am studying, reading, and observing. I even pay attention to trucks when I'm out and about. My daughter asked what I was doing when I pulled over to watch a truck turn a corner! Hahahaha...

Pre-trip Inspection:

A pre-trip inspection is a thorough inspection of the truck completed before driving for the first time each day.

Federal and state laws require that drivers inspect their vehicles. Federal and state inspectors also may inspect your vehicles. If they judge a vehicle to be unsafe, they will put it “out of service” until it is repaired.

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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