CDL School In Roosevelt, Utah

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1utahguy's Comment
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Hi, I recently began a cdl school and have been in about one month now. I am hoping for some feedback as i am very concerned about the training i am receiving. So far i have about 11 hours behind the wheel in 45 min. to 1 hour increments. we have 10 people in class, 2 instructors and 2 trucks. 1 instructor is new (1 1/2 months) and is pretty good but still learning how to teach. The other has had his own winch truck business and loves to brag/showoff-build his fan club...so to speak. I spent my first 8 hours/ 2 weeks total instruction with the first guy and actually started to feel comfortable with the Kenworth 18 spd. we were driving. Even started to catch my lower gears a little. Then they kept me in class for Thursday, Friday, and the following Monday studying for endorsements. After that they threw me in a different truck with the second guy. He just got aggravated that i couldn't downshift well and put another guy in the seat, had him drive to his buddies lot and started "field trip day" proceeding to show off his old truck and his friends classic car collection. at the end of the day, he just told us to split up the driving time and miles in the log book. I am not good with this. I fell it is dishonest and also I'm not learning. Plus, all in all, I've only received total of about 15 minutes of backing instruction while newer students have had hours. I understand some students pick it up easier than others but those who need it aren't getting much.

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Retha M.'s Comment
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I just finished my training with swift. The first 2 days getting our paperwork straight. Wednesday in truck doing straight line backing. Tested on the skill Thursday then spent Friday on pre trip. The next week in trucks doing backing maneuvers. Evaluated on those the end of that week. Third week in the trucks on the road. First day spent on the shifting range. I learned a lot in those short weeks. Our instructors were all about safety and the task at hand. Not sure what you are learning from what you say but it doesn't sound right. I understand logs are for practice but at the same time that tracks your lab hours. So if you say you were not given adequate training your own logs say otherwise. And you only hurt yourself. Trucking is not easy and can be deadly if we aren't careful. Good luck to you.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Carl A.'s Comment
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If I were you and you can go to the the CDL school in Vernal. You will have way better instructors. Call and ask for Andy,he is the main guy there. They have better equipment there as well as trainers. Yes they do put you in different trucks with different transmissions because even though you train in a 18 speed you may get a job that only has 9 or 10 speeds. When it comes to test out we got to use the truck we were the most comfortable with. We got to spend days or half days out on the range. We even hauled paper to Salt Lake and went to Grandjunction Colorado and picked up stuff for Halliburton. Do get ahold of Andy.

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.
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