Passed All 3 CLP Written Exams Today On First Try!

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Fuzzy's Comment
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I just want to take this time in thanking everyone responsible for the content of truckingtruth.com . This site helped me tremendously on preparing for the 3 exams to get the CLP. I passed all 3 of them (General Knowledge, Air Breaks, Combination Vehicles) on the first try this afternoon. I start CDL training school at Roehl Transport Monday Feb 22nd at the Gary, IN Terminal. Im very excited!

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.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Combination Vehicle:

A vehicle with two separate parts - the power unit (tractor) and the trailer. Tractor-trailers are considered combination vehicles.

CLP:

Commercial Learner's Permit

Before getting their CDL, commercial drivers will receive their commercial learner's permit (CLP) upon passing the written portion of the CDL exam. They will not have to retake the written exam to get their CDL.

David M. "The Amazin Caju's Comment
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Excellent! I know the feeling and I owe it to the High Road Training Program too! Excellent post! Grats on your company too. I wanted to go there but was out of their hiring area at the time. Best of luck to you and welcome to the forum. =)

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.
Fuzzy's Comment
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Thanks man that means alot! I appreciate your response and wont forget it buddy.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Hey that's awesome Forrest. Congrats!

Now are you going to get your endorsements also? The Hazmat you would likely have to get after you get your CDL. Most states won't issue a Hazmat endorsement for a permit and you'll have to go through the background check and all that anyhow. But the endorsement tests are really short and rather simple. You have plenty of time to study for a day or two and take the quizzes on Friday if you're feeling motivated. I can tell you now that your life is about to get a whole lot busier and home time is going to be rare and precious so you're not going to want to spend time studying and taking tests after you've gotten your CDL and you're on the road. It's much easier to get as much of that out of the way as you can now.

Even if you think you won't need them there's an excellent chance you'll use one or more endorsements at some point. They open up a lot of opportunities. Considering how short and simple the written tests are it's an easy upgrade to your license and potential job opportunities.

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

Fuzzy's Comment
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Aww thanks Brett for your information. Thats really cool of you to let me know of the other options. Roehl Transport was just requiring the basic 3 (core, air breaks, combo) so thats what I started with. But yes I definitely plan on getting future endorsements after I get going with my new employer. I will be using this website for more practice questions for sure. I can't thank you enough for your dedication on helping people start a new career path in truck driving. Its pretty sweet that any future endorsements only require focus on a few specific sections of study. Im so glad to have gotten the main 3 out of the way. Clears room for the next step!!!!!! THANK YOU DUDE!!!!!

Brett Aquila's Comment
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You bet. Keep us updated as things move along.

Fuzzy's Comment
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Will do man!

G-Town's Comment
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Congrats. Good luck!

Brian M.'s Comment
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Congratulations, great to see another success story! Roehl is an excellent company to start your career. The key to success is to keep that enthusiasm all the way through training and you'll do great

Sam the Wrestler's Comment
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Great job

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