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Ian I.'s Comment
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Hey I hope all is well Tractor Man.I have been lurking in here for months and I have followed your progress keenly.I start at the swift training facility on monday and I have a couple of questions for you.

1.Is there some form of dress code for the school? 2.When you did your physical,on your medical examiner certificate/DOT physical under the cdl section which box was checked?The yes box or no box.

I have read somewhere that if the no box is checked that means anothe dot physical.Is that the case at this particular training school? 3.Do they give you a cdl manual or do I have to bring my own. Thank you for taking time to read and answer this.Have a great day

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.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Auntie Am's Comment
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I just wanted to stop in and say CONGRATS TRACTOR MAN!

Tractor Man's Comment
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1.Is there some form of dress code for the school? 2.When you did your physical,on your medical examiner certificate/DOT physical under the cdl section which box was checked?The yes box or no box.

1. I can only speak for the Phoenix Academy on the dress code. The information that was sent to me by my recruiter said Collared Shirts. The first day of class we were told T Shirts were OK. No offensive or alcohol/drug related writing on the shirts. Leave your Corona wifebeater at home. LOL. Shorts are OK as well. No elastic waist basketball/workout type of shorts. It can get hotter than the gates of HELL in Phoenix in the summer. Sneakers are fine and recommended. Instructors say clutch and brake control are easier with them.

2. On my DOT Medical Examination Report, top right corner, "Intrastate only" check NO. "CDL" check YES.

Are you coming to Phoenix?

I hope this helped you out. Good Luck!

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.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Intrastate:

The act of purchasers and sellers transacting business while keeping all transactions in a single state, without crossing state lines to do so.

Tractor Man's Comment
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3.Do they give you a cdl manual

OOPS, missed this one. I,m sure they are available, but bring yours, It'll make you look good!

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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.
Ian I.'s Comment
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1.Is there some form of dress code for the school? 2.When you did your physical,on your medical examiner certificate/DOT physical under the cdl section which box was checked?The yes box or no box.

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1. I can only speak for the Phoenix Academy on the dress code. The information that was sent to me by my recruiter said Collared Shirts. The first day of class we were told T Shirts were OK. No offensive or alcohol/drug related writing on the shirts. Leave your Corona wifebeater at home. LOL. Shorts are OK as well. No elastic waist basketball/workout type of shorts. It can get hotter than the gates of HELL in Phoenix in the summer. Sneakers are fine and recommended. Instructors say clutch and brake control are easier with them.

2. On my DOT Medical Examination Report, top right corner, "Intrastate only" check NO. "CDL" check YES.

Are you coming to Phoenix?

I hope this helped you out. Good Luck!

Thank you so much.This had definitely helped me alot.I start monday at the phoenix facility.Super anxious!But excited as well.Have a great weekend!

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.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Intrastate:

The act of purchasers and sellers transacting business while keeping all transactions in a single state, without crossing state lines to do so.

Ian I.'s Comment
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1.Is there some form of dress code for the school? 2.When you did your physical,on your medical examiner certificate/DOT physical under the cdl section which box was checked?The yes box or no box.

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1. I can only speak for the Phoenix Academy on the dress code. The information that was sent to me by my recruiter said Collared Shirts. The first day of class we were told T Shirts were OK. No offensive or alcohol/drug related writing on the shirts. Leave your Corona wifebeater at home. LOL. Shorts are OK as well. No elastic waist basketball/workout type of shorts. It can get hotter than the gates of HELL in Phoenix in the summer. Sneakers are fine and recommended. Instructors say clutch and brake control are easier with them.

2. On my DOT Medical Examination Report, top right corner, "Intrastate only" check NO. "CDL" check YES.

Are you coming to Phoenix?

I hope this helped you out. Good Luck!

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Thank you so much.This had definitely helped me alot.I start monday at the phoenix facility.Super anxious!But excited as well.Have a great weekend!

Typo!I meant have a great weekend.I have one downloaded on my ipad.And one on my phone.Hopefully it will not be an issue.. 😬

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.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Intrastate:

The act of purchasers and sellers transacting business while keeping all transactions in a single state, without crossing state lines to do so.

Errol V.'s Comment
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3.Do they give you a cdl manual

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OOPS, missed this one. I,m sure they are available, but bring yours, It'll make you look good!

shocked.png

I believe you get the manual in orientation. I get back to my truck Monday. I'll see what I have.

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.
Ian I.'s Comment
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3.Do they give you a cdl manual

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OOPS, missed this one. I,m sure they are available, but bring yours, It'll make you look good!

shocked.png

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I believe you get the manual in orientation. I get back to my truck Monday. I'll see what I have.

Thanks Errol.This forum is very helpful.Were it not for a post here on trucking truth I would be kicked out of class monday to redo my physical.Thanks again to all of you for the time you take to share information.

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.
Sam the Wrestler's Comment
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Glad to hear things are going good

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Flatie C.'s Comment
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Good for you tractor man! We will be doing our offset this also and I'm excited!!

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