Less Than A Month To Go, And Good News!

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Julian Ellison's Comment
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Hey all,

Just thought i'd pop in for a quick word.

I'm graduating on December 20th. Just short of a month to go! Last week I passed my CDL Road test with very little issue while driving a 13 speed twin-screw sleeper cab and a 53 foot trailer. Those city streets really tested me, but with a little bit of patience, I got er done.

Second piece of good news! On Wednesday I put in an application online with J-MAR Enterprises, based out of Fargo, ND. They came in and talked to us a few weeks prior, and said they were very interested in hiring us. They've hired former students in the past and been very satisfied with what comes out of this program. Thursday morning at 9AM I get a phone call from them, asking me if i'm interested. I said I was, so they asked for some personal information to run my MVR and such, and said he'd get back to me. This morning, I got another call back from them. My MVR came back clean and they wanted to schedule orientation for December 30th and 31st, so I could have time off with my family for the Holidays. I'm excited! Mainly just anxious to get out there on the open road with my trainer!

That's all for now. My next update will probably be after the first week on the job, so stay tuned!

-Julian

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.

MVR:

Motor Vehicle Record

An MVR is a report of your driving history, as reported from your state Department of Motor Vehicles. Information on this report may include Drivers License information, point history, violations, convictions, and license status on your driving record.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Old School's Comment
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Congratulations Julian! BTW, I'm jealous of your avatar! You've got the coolest avatar on here.

Definitely keep us posted when you are able.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Hey that's awesome news! Congrats on passing the CDL exam and landing a job! That's great you'll get to spend Christmas with the family before heading out. Big holiday season this year for ya!

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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.
Troy V.'s Comment
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Awesome!! Well done!

Julian Ellison's Comment
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Old School: Don't be too jealous. Just a quick google search of truck pictures and I found it. Haha

Brett and Troy: Thanks for the words of encouragement! I'm excited for this new chapter to start in my life and actually be able to start making some decent money for the first time in my life where i'm not just living paycheck to paycheck and hopefully get a nest egg started. Also, I can't wait to get out there and see the country. Not only because of the scenery and whatnot, but right now in Minnesota it's 2 degrees. I'm ready to escape the cold for a bit :)

Starcar's Comment
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Congratulations Julian....and a great catch on the job, too !!..now about that weather.... Its cold everywhere but in the southern US...and its not really toasty there either...But it could be worse...I've seen it worse... Keep us updated, and remember that we are here to help, if needed Now go start that adventure !!!!

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