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Bb23's Comment
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Good Morning to all, I would just like to say thanks to all you out there taking your time to share your experiences out there in the world of trucking. I will be heading out to Missoula, MT in July to start hopefully what will be a start of another career moving commerce across this great nation of ours. I have always had very much respect for the trucking community since I was a young boy. After completing 20 years of Naval service I retired in 2015 and have been kind of bouncing around trying to find where I fit in. I decided to go to college and while I like college and enjoy learning I have finally realized that I am just a person that needs to always be on the go. So as my countdown continues I will be checking the forums and reading and processing as much information as I can to help prepare myself to be successful and join another fraternity of brothers/sisters that make this country run.

Rick S.'s Comment
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Thanks for your service. Biggest mistake of my life was not staying in the Navy.

Best of luck to you - and keep us posted about your progress @ Jim Palmer.

Rick

millionmiler24's Comment
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Thanks for your service. Biggest mistake of my life was not staying in the Navy.

Best of luck to you - and keep us posted about your progress @ Jim Palmer.

Rick

I always thought the biggest mistake of my life was not JOINING the Navy to begin with. I didn't because my parents forbade it.

millionmiler24's Comment
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Jimmie and Rick:

Thank you BOTH for your service to our country. I ALWAYS try to support our veterans any way I can whenever I can.

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Brett Aquila's Comment
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Hey, best of luck Jimmie! Keep us posted as things get going for ya.

If you haven't already, dive into our High Road Training Program and hit it hard. The more you can learn now before you get to Montana, the better. They're going to throw piles of information at you hard and fast. Get a big head start now and get ahead of the class. And don't just stop with the permit and endorsements. Do our Logbook section and Weight & Balance. You'll need to know that stuff every day of your life out there.

Trust me, you'll be thanking yourself a million times over if you show up well prepared.

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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.

Logbook:

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.

millionmiler24's Comment
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Hey, best of luck Jimmie! Keep us posted as things get going for ya.

If you haven't already, dive into our High Road Training Program and hit it hard. The more you can learn now before you get to Montana, the better. They're going to throw piles of information at you hard and fast. Get a big head start now and get ahead of the class. And don't just stop with the permit and endorsements. Do our Logbook section and Weight & Balance. You'll need to know that stuff every day of your life out there.

Trust me, you'll be thanking yourself a million times over if you show up well prepared.

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Hey Brett, the android app you have for the CDL practice test, does it record scores into the High Road Training Program? I ran through each category on the app last night and didn't move on to the next until I earned 100% on each one. Air Brakes is where I struggled the most.

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.

Logbook:

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.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Hey Brett, the android app you have for the CDL practice test, does it record scores into the High Road Training Program? I ran through each category on the app last night and didn't move on to the next until I earned 100% on each one. Air Brakes is where I struggled the most.

No, it's a separate app from High Road. It won't save your scores.

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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