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Sam the Wrestler's Comment
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Reading this forum has really gotten me excited, and a little nervous. Can't wait to get into a truck. Can't wait to start this new chapter of mine and my wife's life. Going to start putting in apps the first of March. Hope it goes well and we can get on the road. Just wanted to say thanks to all you ladies and gents who have put so much valuable info on this forum, and for helping to feed my inner geek that is really spazzing and ready to roll.

Errol V.'s Comment
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Going to start putting in apps the first of March

Do you know about the Apply For Truck Driving Jobs link? Shoots your app to many companies all at once.

I hope you're studying the High Road Training Program for your CDL.

Best of luck in your new career!

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.
Rob S.'s Comment
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You're only a little nervous?

My motto is; If you're not afraid, you don't understand the situation.

Honestly, I don't think a day has passed that didn't present something I've never encountered before.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Hey, we have some great stuff for you to check out if you haven't already:

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.
Rolling Thunder's Comment
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Your level of nerves is all your own. Embrace the challenge and attack with your eyes wide open. The road will challenge you in ways you have never thought of. Always, every day, learn and improve. Be willing to be taught. Be willing to teach. The most important thing is, know why you are a trucker. Have an out and work towards it.

Sam the Wrestler's Comment
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Ok, machismo made me only say a little. Trust me. I am reading and rereading areas on this site, and yes I'm reading the book. Going to reread SC's CDL manual next week, and then I'm going to start on the Hight Road Training. I love this site, and love getting all the nuggests of information from all the guys, and ladies, who are driving. Just wanted to show some appreciation.

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.
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