Deaf & Trying To Get Into Trucking

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Roman L.'s Comment
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Hey Everyone, As always enjoying reading trough posts on this awesome Truckers Forum. Thanks for very valuable info and stories.I have been dealing with getting into trucking couple of months, precisely since Jan 2013. I have applied for hearing exemption with FMCSA. Application went thru and last month ended my 30 days public comments period on their website. Now still in process of waiting to see about final decision. After doing lot of reading, I have narrowed my interest in companies Swift and Con Way.If I get lucky and approved I wont hesitate and proceed with applications immediately smile.gif Hope everyone is safe on the road! Cheers...

Roman

CSA:

Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)

The CSA is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiative to improve large truck and bus safety and ultimately reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities that are related to commercial motor vehicle

FMCSA:

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

The FMCSA was established within the Department of Transportation on January 1, 2000. Their primary mission is to prevent commercial motor vehicle-related fatalities and injuries.

What Does The FMCSA Do?

  • Commercial Drivers' Licenses
  • Data and Analysis
  • Regulatory Compliance and Enforcement
  • Research and Technology
  • Safety Assistance
  • Support and Information Sharing

Fm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
Daniel B.'s Comment
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Hey Everyone, As always enjoying reading trough posts on this awesome Truckers Forum. Thanks for very valuable info and stories.I have been dealing with getting into trucking couple of months, precisely since Jan 2013. I have applied for hearing exemption with FMCSA. Application went thru and last month ended my 30 days public comments period on their website. Now still in process of waiting to see about final decision. After doing lot of reading, I have narrowed my interest in companies Swift and Con Way.If I get lucky and approved I wont hesitate and proceed with applications immediately smile.gif Hope everyone is safe on the road! Cheers...

Roman

I admire your efforts! Keep it up you sounds like you really want it! Don't let anything get in your way. Good luck to you.

CSA:

Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)

The CSA is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiative to improve large truck and bus safety and ultimately reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities that are related to commercial motor vehicle

FMCSA:

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

The FMCSA was established within the Department of Transportation on January 1, 2000. Their primary mission is to prevent commercial motor vehicle-related fatalities and injuries.

What Does The FMCSA Do?

  • Commercial Drivers' Licenses
  • Data and Analysis
  • Regulatory Compliance and Enforcement
  • Research and Technology
  • Safety Assistance
  • Support and Information Sharing

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

Fm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
Brett Aquila's Comment
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Sounds great Roman! Keep us informed about how things go for ya.

Old School's Comment
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Roman. I too would like to know how this turns out for you. I had a friend who was deaf that had a CDL , he was a crane operator. I don't know all the details of how he obtained it, but I know it took place back when they would just grandfather people in who had the chauffeurs license - back before all this government regulation.

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.
Roman L.'s Comment
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Just little update on my tread dancing-dog.gifdancing-dog.gifdancing-dog.gif

After more then a year of waiting I have opened my mail yesterday and I couldn't believe what I was holding in my hand. Yeah FMCSA send me a note of granting Hearing Exemption. Means now I am able go in CDL school and drive interstate commerce smile.gif

Now I have little bit of dilemma. I have landed cool job at organics store in my city months ago, and kind of like it. But driving its what I always loved to do, and I am starting to study CDL manual again and looking get into driving in near future. My pick is SWIFT dancing-banana.gif

Hope everyone is safe on the road. Roman

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.

CSA:

Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)

The CSA is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiative to improve large truck and bus safety and ultimately reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities that are related to commercial motor vehicle

FMCSA:

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

The FMCSA was established within the Department of Transportation on January 1, 2000. Their primary mission is to prevent commercial motor vehicle-related fatalities and injuries.

What Does The FMCSA Do?

  • Commercial Drivers' Licenses
  • Data and Analysis
  • Regulatory Compliance and Enforcement
  • Research and Technology
  • Safety Assistance
  • Support and Information Sharing

Interstate Commerce:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

Fm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
Old School's Comment
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A Hearty Congratulation to ya Roman! That really is some exciting news.

As you are studying for the exams don't forget the most effective way to retain that information is to study the High Road Training Program.

Best of luck to ya, and keep us posted on how things go for ya.

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.
Roman L.'s Comment
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A Hearty Congratulation to ya Roman! That really is some exciting news.

As you are studying for the exams don't forget the most effective way to retain that information is to study the High Road Training Program.

Best of luck to ya, and keep us posted on how things go for ya.

Thanks Old School. Appreciate your comments and yeah this is awesome online course I have been thru in back days, but getting into it again. I ll be updating as far as something interesting is happenningsmile.gif Wish ya plenty of miles dancing-banana.gif

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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Hey congrats Roman! That's fantastic!

Definitely keep us updated on how things progress for ya. If you do decide to get into trucking don't hesitate to come by and ask a lot of questions. We're always happy to help out!

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Turtle Protege (formerly 's Comment
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Saw this article on my Linkedin page:

St. Louis Community College training for deaf drivers

I'm curious to know if Roman still drives.

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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