I Got Accepted!

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Aaron Placencia's Comment
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Well, July 8th I start my long bus ride to Montana. Jim Palmer trucking has accepted me for their cdl program. I've been wanting to do this for quite some time, just never pulled the trigger. Itll just be one long bus ride from Maine to Montana 😂 But all my paperwork is finished, those damn videos with questions are finished. Just gonna keep studying for the permit till then. I'm excited to finally try and get my cdl. It hasn't hit me yet because I know my nerves will probably go crazy at some point, be like man can I really drive something that big? But it'll be a challenge and it'll give me and my wife a better future. Thanks again for this awesome website, all the posts, the high road training. It all has helped! Well time to sleep, my last week of overnight working at the grocery store. 😂

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.
G-Town's Comment
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Congratulations and best wishes for success.

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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Congratulations!! good-luck.gif

Please start detailed training diary. Myself and others would love some first hand knowledge of their training. I wish you the best of luck. I know you can do it.

Redline's Comment
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Congrats!!! That is going to be one long bus ride. They wont fly you out there since you live so far away?

Old School's Comment
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Hey Aaron, that's really great! Man you have got one heck of a bus ride ahead of you. Most truck driving careers are born after the labor of a long hard bus ride. It's almost like a rite of passage. I spent well over 200 hours on the Greyhound when I was getting started. Unfortunately I had several trips back and forth before it all came together for me.

Gladhand's Comment
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Well, July 8th I start my long bus ride to Montana. Jim Palmer trucking has accepted me for their cdl program. I've been wanting to do this for quite some time, just never pulled the trigger. Itll just be one long bus ride from Maine to Montana 😂 But all my paperwork is finished, those damn videos with questions are finished. Just gonna keep studying for the permit till then. I'm excited to finally try and get my cdl. It hasn't hit me yet because I know my nerves will probably go crazy at some point, be like man can I really drive something that big? But it'll be a challenge and it'll give me and my wife a better future. Thanks again for this awesome website, all the posts, the high road training. It all has helped! Well time to sleep, my last week of overnight working at the grocery store. 😂

Congrats. It may be scary at first but after spending time around trucks so much, they won't seem so big after a while.

If you are not already, I reccomend to do the high road training on here. Passed my permit with flying colors after doing that program.

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.
Aaron Placencia's Comment
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Congratulations!! good-luck.gif

Please start detailed training diary. Myself and others would love some first hand knowledge of their training. I wish you the best of luck. I know you can do it.

Thanks, I'll definitely do what I can to share my experience in a couple of weeks.

Aaron Placencia's Comment
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Hey Aaron, that's really great! Man you have got one heck of a bus ride ahead of you. Most truck driving careers are born after the labor of a long hard bus ride. It's almost like a rite of passage. I spent well over 200 hours on the Greyhound when I was getting started. Unfortunately I had several trips back and forth before it all came together for me.

Yeah, I know it'll be a brutal bus ride but it's the end result that will be worth it. I hope things go well but if need be and I have to take multiple bus rides, I'll do it. 😂

Aaron Placencia's Comment
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Well, July 8th I start my long bus ride to Montana. Jim Palmer trucking has accepted me for their cdl program. I've been wanting to do this for quite some time, just never pulled the trigger. Itll just be one long bus ride from Maine to Montana 😂 But all my paperwork is finished, those damn videos with questions are finished. Just gonna keep studying for the permit till then. I'm excited to finally try and get my cdl. It hasn't hit me yet because I know my nerves will probably go crazy at some point, be like man can I really drive something that big? But it'll be a challenge and it'll give me and my wife a better future. Thanks again for this awesome website, all the posts, the high road training. It all has helped! Well time to sleep, my last week of overnight working at the grocery store. 😂

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Congrats. It may be scary at first but after spending time around trucks so much, they won't seem so big after a while.

If you are not already, I reccomend to do the high road training on here. Passed my permit with flying colors after doing that program.

Thanks, I hope so. I know it's the change in life and everything else. That's probably why I'm nervous but all in time and work I'll feel more comfortable.

And yes, I've been on and off reading the training stuff, but I'll be diving right back into it and make sure I'm 100% ready. I finished all of their training videos, and they had a quiz on general knowledge, combination, air brakes. I passed all 3 but still missed some things that I should of known. But with more studying I'm sure I'll get it!

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.
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