So....can We Get Some Updates Ladies In Trucking????

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Starcar's Comment
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I know theres atleast a few of you contemplating driving truck, and a few looking into training...and a few out on the road......Come On....let us know what your doin' !!!!

Susannah F.'s Comment
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I've been trying to figure out a plan to get my license for almost a year now. I'm now planning to go to a local school but I don't currently have the money. its so expensive. So for now I'm studying on my own and Im taking the permit test on Tuesday! Wish me luck! Hopefully I will be in school by January. After that my bf would really like to team. I think its not a bad idea.

Mistelle's Comment
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Just got out of my 28 days of training!!!! Woot!

My husband and I just got our truck but haven't got a load yet because we are waiting on my eyewear to get finished. I really needed an update on them (not for appearance but so I can see better). We are excited and scared and happy all at once! I hope that everyone out there is being safe and having fun.

Starcar's Comment
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CONGRATS MISTELLE !!! See ....we knew you could get thru that trainer thing !!! Us women are tough....when we need to be... but you have to keep us updated on how you two are doing...and i've teamed with my husband...and its never all candy and roses...so hollar when ya need a shoulder or advice. I will tell ya, that takin' a shower together is really nice !!!

Susannah, I know the private schools are spendy...but haveyou checked into company sponsored schools ?? Alot of them are good, and they have places ofr you to stay, meals, and all that...So you aren't stuck with just private schools for your cdl...Be sure and do the High Road Training Program...it will make you cruise thru whatever school you go thru...And if you have questions, you can bring 'em here, or to the general forum. This is a VERY friendly site...we don't allow any flaming here....well, unless Brett needs to flame me for getting carried away....red hair...its a plague sometimes.... We'll help ya all we can....just hollar..

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.
Tanya M.'s Comment
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Got my license halfway through almost halfway through my training, made the decision to team up. I'll know in about two weeks how well that's going to work. Running a dedicated route CA to ILdancing-banana.gif

Dedicated Route:

A driver or carrier who transports cargo between regular, prescribed routes. Normally it means a driver will be dedicated to working for one particular customer like Walmart or Home Depot and they will only haul freight for that customer. You'll often hear drivers say something like, "I'm on the Walmart dedicated account."

Lisa L.'s Comment
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Susannah f i am going thru the WIA program .go to the unemployment office. they will send you and pay for expenses. if they dont use the money they lose it. don't worry about past employment or no employment. i've been self employed most of my life but the economy has pretty much brought that to an end. i just walked in and now im in the required workshops but they have got a school that gets paid half upfront and the rest when they get you a job. keep taking the tests on this site so you will be ready to drive asap. its federal, so go tommorow.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

Lisa L.'s Comment
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Tanya, you go girl, you are an inspiration. i'm still following the local pepsi man and learning pretrip one piece at a time,he's always in a hurry, but listens to me while he stocks shelves.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Debbie M.'s Comment
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Still trying to figure out the school situation. I thought I had it all figured out, I decided to go to Sage Driving School here in Florida until I heard it may be difficult for me to get a job with a Florida CDL.

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.
Starcar's Comment
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LADIES...KEEP THOSE UPDATES COMING....Its good to see hwere everyone is at in their adventure !! And for those who can't afford private CDL , check into your local employment office WIA program...its there for you, its free, and it will get you thru school, then all you have to do is send out apps to companies to get hired on, and sent out with a trainer !!!! So don't give up....its out there, you just have to dig a little deeper for it...And we know as women, we are used to that....

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Delcy J.'s Comment
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I am a woman in late my 50s. Been doing a desk job last 20 years but thinking about switching careers. Not really buff (read this as too much over weight) but I am healthy. Some arthritis etc. I am a cautious driver who didn't learn until I was 35. (Long boring story.) I am often timid in my driving but don't have any accidents and don't do alcohol or drugs. Driving can be at times scary to me and I still don`t back up well. Sometimes left and right confuse me. But I also sometimes love driving and have done a lot of driving in my various jobs. I think I could learn to drive truck and enjoy it but am anxious to try something so new to me. I worry about the physical aspects of this career. Can anyone give me advice or suggestions?

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