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Carl A.'s Comment
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Well I leave tomorrow to attend Sage Truck Driving School in Billings Montana. If ya all want I will post how each day goes and give ya some insight on Sage.

Errol V.'s Comment
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Well I leave tomorrow to attend Sage Truck Driving School in Billings Montana. If ya all want I will post how each day goes and give ya some insight on Sage.

It's not an "If y'all want" thing, Carl. I found that many people read the posts but don't say anything. You're not just shouting into the canyon hoping for an echo, in other words.

Also, in the future, someone might ask here, "Anybody know about Sage in Billings, MT?" Your record will answer that for them. Be sure to keep us updated.

Stone's Comment
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First off, good luck and have fun!

Second, to reinforce Errol, definitely post! I have a thread in the diaries and thought for a while I was just talking to myself on here lol But I have a few followers that post on my diary thread and follow it now.

Also I started my diary thread for anyone who might search "NTI Bangor, Maine" like Errol said because sooner or later someone will look for both to get info. I didn't find any specific info for the Bangor NTI but I did read a 2 year old thread on NTI in Scarborough and enjoyed the story and the info.

Definitely post because people will read it. I read tons of posts and every so often I'll drop a comment. So keep in mind people are probably reading it.

- Tom

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Turtle's Comment
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Yup, I read pretty much everything here, although I may not comment. You'll be helping more people than you know.

Knowledge is power

Keith D(guitarzan)'s Comment
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I'm Lurking about also - More people out here than you might think - Sincerely in Limbo !

G-Town's Comment
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Good luck Carl...keep your eye on the prize!

Auntie Am's Comment
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Good luck and PLEASE post! I am one of those lurkers that Errol speaks of lol smile.gif

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
DSTURBD's Comment
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Good luck and PLEASE post! I am one of those lurkers that Errol speaks of lol smile.gif

Yep, me too! I don't start CDL school until June 6th and am quite happy with my choice of company sponsored schools for a number of reasons, but it is very interesting to read all of the varied experiences of those from all the schools around the industry. Plus, it helps me be more patient while waiting for my time to get here. I am a school teacher right now, and have been for the last seven years, but I am just done with it. Between low pay, rediculous administration expectations (I didn't know that we were literally slaves), and general apathy of many students, it's just time to not be cooped up in a classroom for nine months of the year anymore! I WANT TO GET OUT AND SEE SOME ****, WHILE I STILL CAN! shocked.pngsmile.gif As I have said on here before, I did OTR about thirty years ago, but had a young family then which made it somewhat of a challenge. Now, it's just me and I can wander to my, and the company's, content and enjoy being out there rolling across this very beautiful country! And man, am I chompin' at the bit!!

For right now, I am very much enjoying everyone else's stories and experiences until I get to start making my own again!

DSTURBD

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.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Carl A.'s Comment
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Thank you all for the comments,very much appreciated. My new thread is Sage in Billings MT.

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