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Noah's Comment
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I passed my cdl learners permit. I would like to thank this website for all the info I received and to all the others post. With the help from everyone's post and this websites info I was able to pass my general knowledge, combinations, triple/doubles, tanker,air brakes, and hazmat on the first try. I even proved a question on the Ohio's permit test to be wrong. Now off to cdl school tomorrow. I will be attending All State Career's 4 week program. I plan on writing a diary and posting it on the other forum to help others that may be considering All State Career. I chose all state over company cdl because of the wioa grant approves them. If I didn't get accepted for the wioa grant I was going to do the company cdl but now that I got approved I figured it's better to have a clear and free cdl over one that locks you into a contract. Plus around my area if you have your cdl there is endless routes you can go. The gas and oil industry is huge in this area and is always looking for cdl drivers, we also have a bunch of coal mines, and local business's that are always looking for cdl drivers (nickles bakery, United dairy (etc). Like I said before thanks to everyone on this website and this websites info that has me on my way to a new career.


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.


Hazardous Materials

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


WIOA - Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (aka WIA)

Formerly known as the Workforce Investment Act (WIA), the WIOA was established in 1998 to prepare youth, adults and dislocated workers for entry and reentry into the workforce. WIOA training funds are designed to serve laid-off individuals, older youth and adults who are in need of training to enter or reenter the labor market. A lot of truck drivers get funding for their CDL training through WIOA.


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.


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Old School's Comment
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Great Job Man! Keep it up and move on to the next step now. Momentum is in your favor!

Travis H.'s Comment
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Congrats man! I wish you all the best.

Barry Y. ( Watchd0g)'s Comment
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Gratz man

Kris F.'s Comment
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Congrats Noah

Greg M.'s Comment
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Good for you! Determination will go a long way in this industry.

Sam the Wrestler's Comment
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Woot Woot!!!

Brian M.'s Comment
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Congratulations on your first major hurdle. So many wash out just in this phase. Be proud of your accomplishment and continue to take every stage of the process the same way. After no time you will be sitting in the captains chair.😎

Noah's Comment
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Thanks everyone! I started trucking school yesterday. 10 hours a day. Kinda boring right now because they are going over the knowledge on how to get your permit and I already got mine. Can't wait to get in the truck and start learning on how to shift and do the maneuverability. Kinda of nervous on learning all that.

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