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LeAnne K.'s Comment
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Thank you for the excellent advice and training materials. I used your High Road Training Program along with my state training manual to get my CDL permit and passed on the first try! Thank you so much!

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.
Old School's Comment
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LeAnne, welcome to the forum! We're really glad to have you in here, and want you to feel free to ask any questions that you have. There is a special section for the ladies if you feel more comfortable over there, but everyone is welcome in here. If you click on the Truckers Forum Homepage link you'll find the link for the ladies section.

We'd love for you to keep us posted on how things are going for you and we'd be more than happy to help you with anything that comes up as a question for you. Are you planning on attending a truck driving school or going through a company sponsored training program?

I'm really glad to hear that Brett's High Road Training Program helped you obtain your permit. It's a great program and has helped thousands of people get off to a great start in their truck driving careers.

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.

Company Sponsored Training:

A Company-Sponsored Training Program is a school that is owned and operated by a trucking company.

The schooling often requires little or no money up front. Instead of paying up-front tuition you will sign an agreement to work for the company for a specified amount of time after graduation, usually around a year, at a slightly lower rate of pay in order to pay for the training.

If you choose to quit working for the company before your year is up, they will normally require you to pay back a prorated amount of money for the schooling. The amount you pay back will be comparable to what you would have paid if you went to an independently owned school.

Company-sponsored training can be an excellent way to get your career underway if you can't afford the tuition up front for private schooling.

LeAnne K.'s Comment
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Thanks Old School. This is the best site I've found by far. This will be the first place I come with questions because everyone has helpful advice. I've had a friend let me drive his Freightliner tow truck to get my feet wet and he said I was a natural. My next "session" with him he hooked a trailer to a regular truck and left me practice backing. I felt I didn't do well but he assured me I did. What a difference from his truck! Just that little experience gave me the confidence to continue with my permit. I am so thank full that he took the time and answered my questions and gave me advice, I'm just hoping that when I find the right school the trainers are just as helpful and patient. I certainly will post my progress.smile.gifsmile.gif

Special K, aka Kathy's Comment
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Welcome....enjoy every minute! Your life is about to change in ways you never thought! (All good of course) ;-) ;-0 ;-p

Starcar's Comment
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LeAnne...now that you have your permit...you REALLY need to start studying the High Road Training Program. This will help you get thru ANY training school you go to. It will get you ahead of the rest of the class, so while they are toiling over paperwork, you may get to go out on the pad, and get in a truck and practice !!! Its always nice to be ahead of the crowd...especially if it gives you extra time where it really matters. The High Road isn't a one day thing. you will have to work at it...and get thru every phase. But you will learn everything there that you will be taught in school, but without the pressure and stress that is in the schools...So get goin'...your next adventure awaits !!! I'm so glad to see ladies come in here to start their trucking career !!! Truckin' needs alot more of us !!!!

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.
Brett Aquila's Comment
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Welcome aboard LeAnne!

Glad to hear things are off to a great start for you and that our training program did it's job! smile.gif

Don't hesitate to ask any questions you may have. We're always happy to help out!

LeAnne K.'s Comment
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Thanks Starcar and Brett! I haven't stopped reading and learning. I do want to be "ahead" when I go for training because the out of the class room stuff is so important. My biggest issue right now is schooling. My local school already told me I can't get any funding for school so that leaves me with a company schooling. So I'm doing lots of research on which one to choose. I'm always on here reading. lol I'm just glad I found this place!

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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