Jim Palmer Cdl Training

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Aaron Placencia's Comment
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Yeah, the guy who does it will switch it up. Sometimes people will do the engine some won't. I got lucky and didn't have to! I would of be fine doing it whatever way tho but still was nice to just breeze on through it.

Missouri was random about what parts you would do for the pre-trip. It was possible to get the full pre-trip. One guy from my school did. Better talk fast to get it done in the time limit!

I did front of the tractor, engine compartment and coupling system. Plus the lights check.

Desert_Rat's Comment
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Yeah, the guy who does it will switch it up. Sometimes people will do the engine some won't. I got lucky and didn't have to! I would of be fine doing it whatever way tho but still was nice to just breeze on through it.

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Missouri was random about what parts you would do for the pre-trip. It was possible to get the full pre-trip. One guy from my school did. Better talk fast to get it done in the time limit!

I did front of the tractor, engine compartment and coupling system. Plus the lights check.

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Thanks both of you! I figured that's what it was, a random section, but it could be any section. I'm studying the whole thing of course.

Aaron Placencia's Comment
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No worries. Studying is good! Plus with all the time you'll get on the yard or with your trainer, you'll have no problems breezing through the pre trip.

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Yeah, the guy who does it will switch it up. Sometimes people will do the engine some won't. I got lucky and didn't have to! I would of be fine doing it whatever way tho but still was nice to just breeze on through it.

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Missouri was random about what parts you would do for the pre-trip. It was possible to get the full pre-trip. One guy from my school did. Better talk fast to get it done in the time limit!

I did front of the tractor, engine compartment and coupling system. Plus the lights check.

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Thanks both of you! I figured that's what it was, a random section, but it could be any section. I'm studying the whole thing of course.

Aaron Placencia's Comment
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Today was a nice day, did some laundry, my first roommate dalton passed and now is licensed! So since me and him are the only ones left in our class does that make it 100% passing rate? 😜 But yeah, Chris who runs the whole training operations took Pete and dalton and I to the dmv I already did it, but they had to finalize there stuff and then he let us pick whatever we wanted for lunch. After that we had some paperwork to do and just basically finalize everything since we are now hired on with Jim Palmer.

I'll be leaving tomorrow morning, so I'm excited. I'm on the payroll and can finall make some money again. 😎 But as always I'll keep you all updated and I'll talk to you guys next time. Stay safe everyone.

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.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

Top Llama's Comment
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To celebrate your passing I officially put in my application earlier today. I had been debating on whether I should put in my application now or later because I'm waiting on some medical paperwork to process before I can hold a CDL but you've inspired me to get a head start on it. Really hope you continue to write out your adventures for us to read. Drive safe Aaron!

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.
Big Scott (CFI Driver and's Comment
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Hey Aaron, love your new profile pic. Keep up the good work. Stay safe. Looking forward to your next post.

Aaron Placencia's Comment
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I appreciate the kind words. I wish you the best and hopefully the medical stuff will clear and you get to go for your cdl! Good luck with everything. And keep us posted.

To celebrate your passing I officially put in my application earlier today. I had been debating on whether I should put in my application now or later because I'm waiting on some medical paperwork to process before I can hold a CDL but you've inspired me to get a head start on it. Really hope you continue to write out your adventures for us to read. Drive safe Aaron!

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.
Aaron Placencia's Comment
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Thanks, I'm leaving soon with my trainer. So I'll update when I can. It's a load of apples, 44,000 in the box heading to New Jersey.... 😑 About 2300 miles and it delivers on Saturday

Hey Aaron, love your new profile pic. Keep up the good work. Stay safe. Looking forward to your next post.

ChickieMonster's Comment
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I've been checking Twitter for your pic from Palmer so I can retweet to everyone! But I haven't seen it yet... I did see your buddy Dalton though!

Super proud of you Aaron! Keep up the good work!

Have you been driving a Pete or Cascadia with your trainer? I love the Petes myself.

Aaron Placencia's Comment
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Yeah idk if they forgot to upload it to Twitter.. I know they put in on Facebook. 😂 And thank you! I appreciate it. I've been cascadia so, it hasn't been to bad

I've been checking Twitter for your pic from Palmer so I can retweet to everyone! But I haven't seen it yet... I did see your buddy Dalton though!

Super proud of you Aaron! Keep up the good work!

Have you been driving a Pete or Cascadia with your trainer? I love the Petes myself.

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