Starting School On Saturday 8/20

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Jay68442's Comment
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I decided to go with McCann (cdl.com) for my training and it begins on 8/20. They offer a weekend course, Saturday and Sunday for 10 weeks. This is the best option for me because I still have obligations and this give me time to wrap those things up. I'm not nervous yet, actually excited to get to the driving part. Well here it to my next adventure.

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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I decided to go with McCann (cdl.com) for my training and it begins on 8/20. They offer a weekend course, Saturday and Sunday for 10 weeks. This is the best option for me because I still have obligations and this give me time to wrap those things up. I'm not nervous yet, actually excited to get to the driving part. Well here it to my next adventure.

Best of luck. Love the car, "4 4 2"?

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.
Susan D. 's Comment
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Congrats and i did weekend class too so i could continue to work full time while in school . Just know that me personally, if i had to do it over again, I'd suck it uo financially and go full time. I found the huge gap of days between classes hurt us in the long run because we would lose skills during the week and didn't get that daily repition we needed. Our classes took much longer than the 10 weeks because of that. We simply weren't ready to test and pass and the school realized it and extended our classes. My school normally doesn't offer weekend only classes but did this as a request from Amazon to accommodate employees who wanted to get their CDL I hope this isn't the case for McCann and wish you speedy success.

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.
Mike's Comment
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Congrats , I start 8/16 at a local Tech School for 7 weeks.

Bravo Zulu's Comment
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The school I am in also offers weekend classes (I am M-F, 7-4). My trainer says she understands why they offer weekends only to accomodate students, but that it is a terrible way to learn how to operate a truck. She said it's multiple things, such as

Too much time between classes, Students are tired, and Trainers are tired.

Of course if it's your only option then you do what you gotta do!

Jay68442's Comment
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It's not my only option but I guess I didn't think about the time between classes. My wife and I own a fitness studio and I teach several classes, run 3 boot camps and do personal training. I thought the weekends would allow me to continue to keep up with the studio while I learn. Now I may need to rethink my choice.

The school I am in also offers weekend classes (I am M-F, 7-4). My trainer says she understands why they offer weekends only to accomodate students, but that it is a terrible way to learn how to operate a truck. She said it's multiple things, such as

Too much time between classes, Students are tired, and Trainers are tired.

Of course if it's your only option then you do what you gotta do!

Jay68442's Comment
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Thank you! Yes it's a 1968 442

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I decided to go with McCann (cdl.com) for my training and it begins on 8/20. They offer a weekend course, Saturday and Sunday for 10 weeks. This is the best option for me because I still have obligations and this give me time to wrap those things up. I'm not nervous yet, actually excited to get to the driving part. Well here it to my next adventure.

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Best of luck. Love the car, "4 4 2"?

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.
Sam the Wrestler's Comment
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Good luck to you. I had trouble keeping from loosing it over the weekend. Just work hard.

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.

Susan D. 's Comment
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Sam, that's the best example I know for advocating company sponsored schools which have class 7 days a week. But in the end, perseverance kept me focused and moving forward to completion of school and onto my now not quite new first job.

Sam the Wrestler's Comment
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It takes a lot of perseverance to make it in any situation. I tip my hat to you for yours. Not sure I could have. Of course you did survive Amazon longer than I did. I'm glad to be out oof packing lol.

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