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Sharon C.'s Comment
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I am going to be starting Monday......finally!!!! Would love any advice etc.

PJ's Comment
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Congrats!!!!!! Listen to your instructors!!!!!! Just be yourself and listen and follow the instructors lead and you'll do fine..

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Just consider everything they do a way of testing you. They're not just going to teach you to drive. They're evaluating your personality and dedication to becoming a truck driver also. Sometimes they might change the day's schedule just to see how people react. Sometimes they might give you a hard time about something just to see if you'll fall apart the moment something doesn't go your way. Sometimes they might put some stress on you just to see if you can handle it.

So just focus on learning all you can, take everything with a smile, and be confident. Things will work out great if you keep working hard and keep a great attitude.

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Brett C.'s Comment
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Please keep us posted on how it goes Sharon. If all goes as planned I will be there starting Dec. 2nd and I am curious to hear how it is firsthand. Good luck with the training and new career!

Sharon C.'s Comment
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Thanks for the replies and I am sooooo grateful for the High Road Training Program. I have no doubts as to my ability to pass the permit test after having done it. Brett C. I will keep you posted on a regular basis! This is something I have wanted to do for a looong time, my Dad had a truck when I was growing up. I just had to wait for the kids to grow up and they are Navy now sooo....yipee.....my turn! So excited! I spent alot of time on a parts counter selling truck parts as well so being able to identify the parts during the pre trip wont hurt either.

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

AlohaMama's Comment
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I am going to be starting Monday......finally!!!! Would love any advice etc.

I'll be starting swift in AZ next Monday on the 4th!!! Looking forward to your post!!!

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