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Dominic P.'s Comment
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I just finished driving school with Roadmasters Truck Driving School in Dunn nc , over all I would say it was a good school. I will offer a few points I am sure it is with most schools like Roadmasters. You the studentnhave to get what you want out of the school if you want to set their and not practise and learn how to drive a truck they are not going to hold your hand. On the other hand if you put forth effort you will learn the basics of driving a truck and have your cdl. By no means would I say you can jump out their and start running the roads. Thats where your first company comes in I thinknthats where your acualy going to lean how to handle that truck correctly, that to me is a bit of a double edge sword your going to be out with a trainer who is working to make money, so he or she has to be able to split traning you with the need to make money. But that i feel is another topic all together and in making this career change the time with a trainer has been my only worry becauae I have read some horrer stories about trainers . So to sum things up I enjoyed over my time with Roadmasters and getting my CDL , i am exsited about acualy gettong on the road I have plans on being and asset to my company and safe amd helpful as possable to other drivers.

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.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
Roadkill (aka:Guy DeCou)'s Comment
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Good Post Dominic..keep us up to date on which company you go with...

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Hey congrats on finishing the schooling!

Yeah, getting a lousy trainer really is a nightmare. But keep in mind that it's only temporary. Approach it like you would the military. Just roll with the punches, do what's asked of you, and before you know it you'll be through the hardest part and out there on your own with plenty of peace and quiet and solitude.

Keep us updated! smile.gif

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