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Dave in Tulsa's Comment
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I appreciate the information and the willingness to help on I've never been behind the wheel of an 18 wheeler, but always wanted to. Now, after 25 years in another profession, I'm making my move. I'm registered for truck driver training in about 4 weeks and I'm really looking forward to it. In the meantime, I'm gathering all the info I can, and this website has been the best find yet. It's like a view from the inside and very helpful.

Turtle's Comment
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Good luck! And yeah this site is the best.

Patrick C.'s Comment
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Good luck to you. Remember to keep the shiny side up, and the rubber side down.

Drive Safe and God Speed

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Welcome Dave! Here's the starter package we always recommend to anyone getting ready to start their career:

Read through that stuff and start using our High Road Training if you haven't already. You should have plenty of time to get through all of it, or at least a huge majority of it. If you prepare that well before the training begins you're going to be thrilled to find yourself way ahead of the rest of the class. Not only will you know the materials a lot better, but you'll have far less stress on you. Everyone else is going to be overwhelmed with materials trying to cram them down as quickly as possible. You'll be able to kick back, relax, and fly right through your written exams.

Best of luck! Ask a lot of questions too. We're always happy to help out.


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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