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Roger (aka Divebum)'s Comment
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Afternoon all, first off i want to say THANK YOU for this website. After going through your High Road Online CDL Training Program and repeatedly going over your CDL practice tests until i knew them by heart, I blew through the FL CDL exam with absolutely no issues. I think i may have missed 2 questions because of the way they had it worded, but that was completely it for all 3 tests. I cannot thank you enough for all of the information you had on here. Now I leave in 5 days for Springfield MO to start my new career with Prime Trucking. I would also like to thank them for giving me the opportunity to learn from them after having to give up my previous career because i became to old, (I guess they consider 48 too old now):( I will be back again after i finished my training with them to work on my hazmat/tanker/flatbed, and I am sure that this site will help me just as much as it did for my CDL. Thank you again, I cannot tell you how much i really appreicated all of the information you gave me!!

Roger Bradenton,FL

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.

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

Andy H. aka AZ Scooby's Comment
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Roger, that's great news. I just passed my test also thanks to this site. Try to keep us updated on your experiences. I hope to be starting my new career in a month or so. Good luck to you and be safe.

Andy

Roadkill (aka:Guy DeCou)'s Comment
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Yep, I'm looking to go with Prime, too..so all the information you can pass onto us about their orientation and training would be helpful...

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Welcome aboard Roger! I'm really glad you hear both you and Andy were able to get through your CDL exams using our site. We always love to hear that!

I can tell you one thing for sure - if you can have your permit and as many endorsements as possible before arriving at Prime it will move you ahead of the rest of the class. So get everything you can before you leave, and try to get through our Logbook and Weight & Balance sections of The High Road Training Program also. That's critical information you're going to need to do your job out there and now is the best time to learn it.

Looking forward to following along with you during training. I sure hope you'll be able to find time to keep us updated

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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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Roger (aka Divebum)'s Comment
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Thanks Brett, I dont think i have time, i leave sunday but i do have your android app so I will be using that and accessing your site from my laptop when we are at a truckstop to continue studying. Roadkill, I will definately post my experiences with Prime, but every driver that i have talked to from there loves them so i do not anticipate any issues, but will post helpful hints as I learn them.

Andy, Congrats to you to brother. What part of Az are you in? I am originally from Tucson. PM me if you want. Keep it safe and good luck!

Andy H. aka AZ Scooby's Comment
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Thanks Brett, I dont think i have time, i leave sunday but i do have your android app so I will be using that and accessing your site from my laptop when we are at a truckstop to continue studying. Roadkill, I will definately post my experiences with Prime, but every driver that i have talked to from there loves them so i do not anticipate any issues, but will post helpful hints as I learn them.

Andy, Congrats to you to brother. What part of Az are you in? I am originally from Tucson. PM me if you want. Keep it safe and good luck!

I live in Cornville. It's about 20 miles south of Sedona. Where are you now?

Andy H. aka AZ Scooby's Comment
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Never mind I just saw your from Bradenton, FL. I moved to AZ from Boca Raton, FL about 13 yrs ago. I don't miss that humidity at all.

Roger (aka Divebum)'s Comment
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LOL Andy, I hear you. I left Tucson back in 81 when i went in the service, the moved down here in 86 when i got out, been here ever sense. Well keep it safe brother and good luck.

Hey Roadkill, look in one of the other forums, there is a post about someone that started prime yesterday so you may want to watch that to.

Roadkill (aka:Guy DeCou)'s Comment
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Hey Roadkill, look in one of the other forums, there is a post about someone that started prime yesterday so you may want to watch that to.

Already way ahead of ya on that one. Im keeping a close eye on Britton and his experiences...

Roger (aka Divebum)'s Comment
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There is another one by Mason V that has a lot of pretty detailed accounts of his experience there entitled choose prime over swift..may want to look at that one to.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

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