Leaving For School Oct 19 2013

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LeAnne K.'s Comment
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Finally leaving for school with C1/Driver Solutions on the 19th! Classes start on the 21st. So far I'm not nervous but I'm sure that will change lol. My confidence level is fairly high and have been reading all the advice on here. I'm going to try and update everyone on my progress as often as I can. Now to enjoy my last few days at home...... :)

Daniel B.'s Comment
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Good luck to you!! I am confident you'll do great and you seem very prepared! You got this!!

Old School's Comment
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LeAnne, that's very exciting, Congratulations!

We love to keep up with the folks that come through here, so please keep us informed of your progress, and if for any reason you want some help or advice don't be afraid to ask. We're here for you.

Starcar's Comment
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Yet ANOTHER Lady Trucker......girl, you go make me proud, now....Mama Starcar will help you all I can...good-luck-2.gif

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Finally leaving for school with C1/Driver Solutions on the 19th! Classes start on the 21st. So far I'm not nervous but I'm sure that will change lol. My confidence level is fairly high and have been reading all the advice on here

Ok, here's some more advice - hurry up and finish the Logbook and Weight & Balance sections in the High Road Training Program or you're going to have a very steep learning curve when you get out there. You'll need to know how to use the logbook, how to shift weight between axles, how to calculate how much fuel you can take on with a heavy load, and all kinds of stuff like that. So either learn it now in the comfort of your own home on your own time (the easy way) or try to cram it into your brain with the other 1000 things they'll be cramming in there once you get going (the hard way). But either way you'll have to know that stuff.



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.


A written or electronic record of a driver's duty status which must be maintained at all times. The driver records the amount of time spent driving, on-duty not driving, in the sleeper berth, or off duty. The enforcement of the Hours Of Service Rules (HOS) are based upon the entries put in a driver's logbook.

LeAnne K.'s Comment
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Thanks everyone for the encouragement! I can see why Brett said about doing the log book section! Talk about overwhelming. I will be studying this every day. I know I will pass the permit ....again... I am pretty confident I can do the driving portion too. The only thing I am worried about is being sent home for something stupid like paper work since my recruiter isn't very helpful. Just to be sure I am taking extra stuff that MIGHT come up such as a doctors note saying my medicine won't interfere with driving. I am also using the training here more than the stupid eGears the company uses. Better information here.thank-you.gif It's going to be a long trip (23hrs) due to lay overs but that just means plenty of time to study so I can relax and adjust to my surroundings when I get there. I know I can do this! It's been a lifelong dream and if I do fail I'm not giving upsmile.gif

Starcar's Comment
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Redgator...does this woman remind you of anyone ??? (Look in the mirror).....

Go get 'em LeAnne....and remember we are here for anything you may need....and if you need to ask a "lady type" question, theres the Lady's forum. The guys go there, but they are extra nice, cuz they know I'll get 'em if they don't.....Roadkill is our resident knuckle dragger there...

LeAnne K.'s Comment
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Thanks Starcar! I've already been checking out the ladies forum and got lots of ideas that helped with my packing. I know I can do this and it helps that everyone is so positive and helpful here. My first place to go for help!

Tracey K.'s Comment
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In our prayers for traveling mercies.

Looking forward to hear how everything goes.good-luck.gif

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