Introduction & Starting CDL School

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toonces's Comment
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Hello fellow Okies, Bolt & Mindfreak!

Errol, every time I see your photo, for some reason I think it looks like what Beau Bridges would have looked like as a teen.

G-Town's Comment
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Hello fellow Okies, Bolt & Mindfreak!

Errol, every time I see your photo, for some reason I think it looks like what Beau Bridges would have looked like as a teen.

I think you made him blush...Errol that is.

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Welcome from a former HOOSIER NOW Transplanted proudly into the Bluegrass (only good thing that came out of Indiana is I-65 south bound and that Chicken Guy EVERYONE LOVES ) You will find Desiree is a bit of a drama queen and I wouldn't buy into a lot of crap she spits out. Yes this industry is MALE dominated, SADLY...I think we need more women IN Trucking, just not sure how to attract them to the life style, it is NOT for everyone but if you find a good school, and decent company to work for keep the left door shut and your eyes open. You will do just fine.

Hello fellow Okies, Bolt & Mindfreak!

Errol, every time I see your photo, for some reason I think it looks like what Beau Bridges would have looked like as a teen.

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.

Errol V.'s Comment
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Hello fellow Okies, Bolt & Mindfreak!

Errol, every time I see your photo, for some reason I think it looks like what Beau Bridges would have looked like as a teen.

I think you mean Beau Geste: the-last-remake-of-beau-geste-9.png

toonces's Comment
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Haha. I had to Google that.

I think you mean Beau Geste: the-last-remake-of-beau-geste-9.png

Uriah (FlyingTanker)'s Comment
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Hi Toonces, another Okie here. I will be starting with Central Tech on June 22, maybe we will run into each other? You graduate on the 27th right? How are classes going? What do you think of Central Tech so far?

toonces's Comment
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Hi Uriah,

We probably will run into each other! I officially started on 6/1 and I believe my graduation date is 7/1. I'll elaborate more this weekend when I have more time, but it's a great school. Newer trucks, great range, 2 students per truck, very experienced and patient instructors. But, be prepared to put in a lot of work. Because it's PTDI, there is independent instruction required. So in addition to trying to memorize your pre-trip and other processes, you have a couple of chapters of reading and homework questions each night. We began straight backing yesterday and I still don't have it completely down. Everyone else seemed to pick it up much quicker. Standing out in the blazing hot sun all day doesn't help :) I got sunburned even though I put on sunscreen. And of course since I'm the only girl out of 16, everyone pays a lot of attention to how I'm doing :( But honestly, I feel very lucky to be learning at this school. The range seriously looks like a golf course! There is probably an aerial shot of it on their website if you want to check it out. I'll post more this weekend!

Hi Toonces, another Okie here. I will be starting with Central Tech on June 22, maybe we will run into each other? You graduate on the 27th right? How are classes going? What do you think of Central Tech so far?

Uriah (FlyingTanker)'s Comment
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Thank you, I look forward to your reply and hopefully meeting you.

Hi Uriah,

We probably will run into each other! I officially started on 6/1 and I believe my graduation date is 7/1. I'll elaborate more this weekend when I have more time, but it's a great school. Newer trucks, great range, 2 students per truck, very experienced and patient instructors. But, be prepared to put in a lot of work. Because it's PTDI, there is independent instruction required. So in addition to trying to memorize your pre-trip and other processes, you have a couple of chapters of reading and homework questions each night. We began straight backing yesterday and I still don't have it completely down. Everyone else seemed to pick it up much quicker. Standing out in the blazing hot sun all day doesn't help :) I got sunburned even though I put on sunscreen. And of course since I'm the only girl out of 16, everyone pays a lot of attention to how I'm doing :( But honestly, I feel very lucky to be learning at this school. The range seriously looks like a golf course! There is probably an aerial shot of it on their website if you want to check it out. I'll post more this weekend!

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Hi Toonces, another Okie here. I will be starting with Central Tech on June 22, maybe we will run into each other? You graduate on the 27th right? How are classes going? What do you think of Central Tech so far?

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Toonces, wish I had known you were on here when we had lunch at the antiques and more cafe! They throw a lot at you but if you have studied cdl training on this site you will easily ace the tdt class work. I'll be back for finally cdl test. I get to practice July 7,8,11,12, and test the 13! Mr. Mcmillan was my instructor. I'm thinking the examiners are extra tough on me because of my age. Can't prove that being I'm the only witness! Don't let the pre-trip get to you. Just get the verbiage down. Metal not bent, cracked, or broken. Rubber no abrasions, bulges, or cuts. Glass not broken, cracked, or missing. If it has air or liquid that it isn't leaking. I made 98 on my tdt pre-trip test, I missed the light in the middle of the trailer, and didn't say the compressor operating range was 100 to 120. I also passed the 90° twice, had to do both driver and passenger off-set, and two straight back for 170 feet. But pointed out on driver side parallel. Sure glad I found you. Central Tech is a great school! Even though I haven't passed yet I know I've got the best training possible. And best of all they are giving me one more chance. That's something many don't get. Sorry you will be gone before I get back.

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.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

Alex H.'s Comment
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Welcome Toonces... I found footage of your driving... Toonces Driving and Driving Test

:D LOL

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