Really Close Yet So Far To My Cdl

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iTruck2007's Comment
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Im in my early 20s and dont have a drivers license, but all i want is my cdl and to drive. After i get my drivers license ill have to wait a year to drive. A years too long, its just not fair. Wonder when ill get it. God bless

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.
Brett Aquila's Comment
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You wonder when you'll get it? You do realize that's up to you, right? You have to go get it yourself.

And it is fair because you've never officially driven a two thousand pound four wheeler. You don't think it would be a good idea to go from a bicycle straight to an 80,000 pound big rig, do ya?

One step at a time.

iTruck2007's Comment
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Thats right

You wonder when you'll get it? You do realize that's up to you, right? You have to go get it yourself.

And it is fair because you've never officially driven a two thousand pound four wheeler. You don't think it would be a good idea to go from a bicycle straight to an 80,000 pound big rig, do ya?

One step at a time.

Daniel B.'s Comment
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None of my business, but how in the heck are you in your early 20's with no drivers license? Why such a delay? You're definitly not making life easier for yourself.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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None of my business, but how in the heck are you in your early 20's with no drivers license? Why such a delay? You're definitly not making life easier for yourself.

Half my family doesn't have DLs its easy when you live in a city and walk everywhere. Or somewhere that has great public transit.

Honestly, I don't think one year is long enough to need a DL before the CDL.

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.
Tractor Man's Comment
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A years too long, its just not fair.

If you ONLY knew. I am almost 57. It seems like yesterday I was in my 20's. Don't start wishing for time to fly yet. IT WILL. In 30 years you will understand this post. In the mean time, GET YOUR DAMN DRIVERS LICENSE!!

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Kurt G.'s Comment
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I agree with the above. When you're young a year seems like forever, when you get older they seem to fly by. I see you've been thinking about trucking for at least 7 months, so you could be half way there now. Don't be thinking the same thing 7 months from now. Start tomorrow. Do what you have to do to get a license. If you don't have a job, go out and get some kind of job, it will look better than having no work history.

Cold War Surplus's Comment
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None of my business, but how in the heck are you in your early 20's with no drivers license?

Times change.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Times change.

Not that much they haven't. From that article:

At 16, Henry Stock doesn’t see many reasons to get a driver’s license.

At 16 years old I was up at 6:00 for school, ranked near the top of our class taking all the hardest classes offered including college-level calculus, went straight to football or baseball practice every single day after school, came home and grabbed a quick meal and drove myself to work in the car I paid for, and put in 20-25 hours a week washing dishes and stocking shelves. It was common for me to roll in between 10:00pm - Midnight and get to bed so I could do it again the next day.

If I had told my parents at 16 years old that I couldn't think of a reason to get a driver's license they would have just killed me immediately and started over while they still had the chance.

That article was about a gamer, so he probably doesn't have a job or a girlfriend to worry about. That makes having a car at 16 much less important I'm sure, but I certainly wouldn't know. Having a job and a girlfriend was a pretty big deal when I was 16. If times have changed that much then it's definitely time to head deeper into the wilderness.

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Tractor Man's Comment
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Brett says,

Having a job and a girlfriend was a pretty big deal when I was 16.

This was in the comments section at the end of the article:

“It’s more time and effort than I want to put into something that won’t benefit me a lot right now,” said the guy who wants to remain a virgin for as long as possible.

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