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Unflappable and Relentles's Comment
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Hey all its been a long time sunce ive posted here. (Since mid-August I think.)

Ok so I got my cdl class A July 31st in Rochester,NY. I went back to Knight after I got my cdl. It was between Knight and Werner. Knight turned out to be a mistake.. So I left. I'm glad I learned my lesson. Basically, I should have gone with Werner and not gone back to Knights. And that's all I'm gonna say about it. Both are great companies. I have nothing bad to say about either one. So after I left Knight I went to Werner's orientation the next day in Allentown PA. After orientation our class got 3 rental cars and got transferred to Indianapolis Indiana and Springfield Ohio to wait for trainers. I started out otr and changed my mind to Dollar General Dedicated. It's a lot more money and home every week, but its a lot more work because you have to unload all of your own trailers and you go to 3-5 stores every trailer. Its great home time and money but you have to want to work hard. Im gonna run in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut, Maryland, Delaware, and Southern Maine. Im gonna be dispatched out of Bethel, PA. Tomorrow is my last day on my trainer's truck!! I'm super excited!!! Next I'm going to the company headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska for some additional training. (Not everyone does this. It's special circumstances but its gonna help me be a better driver.) After I pass the additional training they are gonna promote me in Omaha Nebraska to a qualified driver and assign me my own truck and dispatch me some loads to go to an orientation in Bethel, PA. Then after that I'll finally be able to go home before going on my own for much needed r&r!! I've not been home since August 18th.

Until next time, be safe y'all!!!

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.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Second Chance's Comment
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I am glad everything is working out! I just moved on to Phase 2 with Schneider. I meet my TE ON Monday. I bet you will be glad to be home a few days😁

Unflappable and Relentles's Comment
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I am glad everything is working out! I just moved on to Phase 2 with Schneider. I meet my TE ON Monday. I bet you will be glad to be home a few days😁

Thanks!! Sorry it took so long to get back with you. Went home, got the wife and 5 days off then took her with me then did a dollar general load and got switched to best buy out of Findlay Ohio. I like that a lot better! Its no touch freight and a lot easier backing!!

Unflappable and Relentles's Comment
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Btw, good luck with your phase two training!!

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