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Errol V.'s Comment
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If you have distance and speed, you need to calculate time. Look at the picture. D/S = T. Also, D/T = S. If you drive 50 mph for 2 hours how far do you get? That's S*T = D.

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Errol that makes I lot of sense can I steal that?

That triangle thing is used for any three variables that have a, er... "relationship". Sure, I stole the picture from another web site, enjoy!

RebelliousVamp 's Comment
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If you have distance and speed, you need to calculate time. Look at the picture. D/S = T. Also, D/T = S. If you drive 50 mph for 2 hours how far do you get? That's S*T = D.

Class dismissed.

Errol that makes I lot of sense can I steal that?

Wait wait wait........50 mph? This is no fun! I usually keep up an average speed of 80 mph with the Armada! You're telling me I get no joy ride in the big rig?? I'm out. ;)

Remember, I used to be on a race track on two wheels. Love the speed. I'll have to adjust. All kidding aside, I don't think it's going to be a problem. I have always respected the engine I sit on, wether it's 1000cc's or a V8 or....and where it can "ship" me real fast if I don't use my head. ;)

RebelliousVamp 's Comment
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You're worrying yourself way too much. As far as learning the pre trip for instance, feel free to ask about the parts as you're learning and then take pics to help familiarize yourself with them. You don't need to know exactly how they work or hour to replace or repair them, that's what service is for. Your main concern is how to check and make sure that it's in proper operating order. Daniel B on here has an excellent video showing a very thorough pre trip inspection.

As for fuel mileage and such, nor something to worry about either. The only thing you'll really concern yourself with its distance and time. Figure low at say 50 miles per hour average and then break out the calculator. Ex: 400 miles @ 50 mph will take 8 hours. It won't take you that long but it will give you that safety buffer on timing until you get more comfortable in your truck and how you drive.

I think you'll be just fine.

Hello little dragon. Yes, I am a worrier, or so I was told a few weeks ago. Comes with the baggage I guess. And a certain someone has brought down my self esteem quite to a low level for some years. I'm trying to rebuild it, it's no easy task. : / Thank you for the advice. :)

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Errol V.'s Comment
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Miss Rebellious is disappointed:

Wait wait wait........50 mph? This is no fun! I usually keep up an average speed of 80 mph with the Armada! You're telling me I get no joy ride in the big rig?? I'm out. ;)

Since miles are bigger than kilometers, just imagine zipping along at 100 kph*! Zoom!

*(Most trucks are governed to 62 mph.)

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

RebelliousVamp 's Comment
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Miss Rebellious is disappointed:

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Wait wait wait........50 mph? This is no fun! I usually keep up an average speed of 80 mph with the Armada! You're telling me I get no joy ride in the big rig?? I'm out. ;)

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Since miles are bigger than kilometers, just imagine zipping along at 100 kph*! Zoom!

*(Most trucks are governed to 62 mph.)

I'll be joy riding this thing maxing it out at 62 mph then! And no, ya can't fool me with the 100 km/h....pfft! lollll

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

RebelliousVamp 's Comment
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If you do company sponsored CDL training, and you're failing or unable to do what you're supposed to do and they send you home, do you have to pay them back for something?

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.
Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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If you do company sponsored CDL training, and you're failing or unable to do what you're supposed to do and they send you home, do you have to pay them back for something?

Nope. You're only committed monetarily if you quit and don't go back or pass and go to work for the company.

You're at Trucking Truth, there's to much information and too many good people here to let you fail. Take failure out of your vocabulary.

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.
RebelliousVamp 's Comment
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If you do company sponsored CDL training, and you're failing or unable to do what you're supposed to do and they send you home, do you have to pay them back for something?

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Nope. You're only committed monetarily if you quit and don't go back or pass and go to work for the company.

You're at Trucking Truth, there's to much information and too many good people here to let you fail. Take failure out of your vocabulary.

Here's a loving hug to you! Thank you. :)

PS how do you use the smiley faces on this forum?

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.
Errol V.'s Comment
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If you do company sponsored CDL training, and you're failing or unable to do what you're supposed to do and they send you home, do you have to pay them back for something?

You're back to over thinking again. At Swift, you get two chances. If you mess something up, you get another week to practice, and then two more chances.

There is even a third set of chances but it's a little bit more involved but they're not interested in sending you home. I went to the Swift school so that's the only school and the only policies that I know. But other schools should be similar.

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.
Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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Not really little but definitely a Dragon lol.

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