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Dixie Rose (Vicki)'s Comment
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My hubby passed his state exam last Tuesday on his first try. Myself it took three times, but I finally did it. We are now trying to raise the money to get our licenses and are excited to get started on our new career.

But it is funny how $32 seems like a million when you need it bad.

Just wanted to update everyone. Drive safe and see ya on the road.

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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Have you thought about Paid CDL Training Programs? Some require zero upfront and pay you during training. Just a thought. 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.
Dixie Rose (Vicki)'s Comment
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We are trained and supposed to be going with Swift. Called them, but waiting on a return call.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Hey congrats! Let us know how things go with Swift.

Idaho noob 's Comment
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Good call. I drive for Swift and they are very fair typical large company but good miles if you and ur DM get along.

We are trained and supposed to be going with Swift. Called them, but waiting on a return call.

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.
Dixie Rose (Vicki)'s Comment
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Thanks for the info. Still haven't gotten a call back from Dawn, but we also don't have the license yet either. Hope to get those Friday.

Good call I drive swift and they are very fair typical large company bs. Ut Good miles if you. And ur DM get along.

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We are trained and supposed to be going with Swift. Called them, but waiting on a return call.

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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.
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