Chalk Up Another Win For The TT Team.

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Matt W.'s Comment
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Well I am now on the long list of success stories for the high road training program. Got my permit today with my doubles/ triple, tankers, passenger endorsements and passed the hazmat test as well. It feels so good to be one step closer to the goal. I don't post a lot because I have been able to just read and have most my questions answered by this awesome site. Now that I can give first hand account of how great the training program is I want to help the next person up by letting them know. I barely even opened the California Manual it was dry and hard to read but the high road program teaches you in a way that you can't help but learn. I was never a good student, so if you are feeling overwhelmed by the amount of material ( like I was) just keep plugging away at it. You will find yourself learning more than you thought. Thanks again!

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

Doubles:

Refers to pulling two trailers at the same time, otherwise known as "pups" or "pup trailers" because they're only about 28 feet long. However there are some states that allow doubles that are each 48 feet in length.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Hey, congrats Matt! You know I love hearing that story!

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Now it's onto the Logbook Rules and Truck Weight And Balance sections. You're going to need every bit of that to do your job out there and no one teaches it the way we do.

Here's a link to our High Road Training Program for everyone.

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.

Logbook:

A written or electronic record of a driver's duty status which must be maintained at all times. The driver records the amount of time spent driving, on-duty not driving, in the sleeper berth, or off duty. The enforcement of the Hours Of Service Rules (HOS) are based upon the entries put in a driver's logbook.

Trucker B's Comment
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Congrats Matt W.!!! 5 January is a mighty fine day as I also passed my CDL with the same endorsements you have. Feels good to have that behind us and now we can move on to working our way into our own trucks!

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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Well done Matt!!! Congrats to you as well B!!!

PJ's Comment
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Congrats to you both. I remember the nerves when I did mine. Also Ca is one of the harder states so you did an exceptional job. Now time to prepare just as hard for your next steps.

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