HAPPY THANKSGIVING

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Danny S.'s Comment
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Just wanted to say to all those of you on Trucking Truth I wish you a Blessed and Happy Thanksgiving to you and your families. Some of you probably won't be home I pray that you be safe and have a wonderful day also. This website with all of its contributors has been a GPS for me in all my research and my journey thus far into the world of truck driving. I have come to get know someone personally through this website, Richard from Marietta; Hey Richard enjoyed having lunch with you this past Monday and you letting me ask a multitude of questions about the test at DDS it really made me feel calm and sure that I could past the test. I wish you the best as you begin your journey with Schnieder Tanker and I hope we all will be hearing updates on your orientation and training with them. Thanks to all you experienced drivers who have answered my sometimes stupid questions or just my questions of curiosity I appreciate it very much. I also enjoy all the articles I get weekly from Brett on the different aspects of trucking. Most nights I wake up at around 1 or 2 and I always come to Trucking Truth to read when I can't sleep. I can't wait to finish up CDL School and get started with H O Wolding in January, I am looking forward to beginning a new chapter in my life and see where it takes me and I hope as I am traveling in the future I will have the opportunity to meet many of you on the road.

Have a Great Thanksgiving all!!!thank-you.gifgood-luck.gif

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Gary A.'s Comment
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Hey Danny! I'm down here in Acworth, getting ready to start the CDL course at Chattahoochee Tech on January 6. I agree, Brett's done an AMAZING job with this website and it has proven to be INVALUABLE in preparing me for the new world I'm (nervously) about to jump into!

Happy Thanksgiving to all of y'all! For those that can't make it home, my thoughts are with you.smile.gif

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Tracey K.'s Comment
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Thank you Danny! Happy Thanksgiving to you too.dancing-dog.gif

Sorry No Turkey smileys. (hint hint). Brett!embarrassed.gif

How's the snow? We didn't get any down here. Never do. What a bummer. Maybe for Christmas.

Sounds like you are doing great and having a good time. That is what it is all about.

Good luck Gary. The Tech. school system is great here in Ga. WIA helps out a lot too. Be sure to go online and show your support. WIA may be going out here in the future if we don't hold on to it. Tech. school instructors are usually very good. We had great ones at West Ga Tech. It was fun going through all this again after so many years. I first kicked myself for letting my licence expire, but it was worth it in the long run. God is funny about things like that.

Maybe one day we can hook up too. Maybe do a Georgia Boy trucking truth lunch or supper! Don't think the northern boys know what Supper is. rofl-3.gif I bet you most of these guys like sugar on their grits! rofl-1.gif

O.K. I'll stop. Good Luck guys. May God bless you both this Thanksgiving.

Richard O.'s Comment
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Happy Thanksgiving all. Danny good luck with the rest of school. I will be watching for updates. I'll keep you updated with orientation at Schneider.

Gary good luck at Chatt Tech. I went through their HVAC program in the 90's. It's a good school.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!!

We had our Thanksgiving a bit early this year - on Saturday - because that was the only time we could get everyone together at the same time. Here's a picture of myself with my 14 year old niece and this year's 36 pound beauty of a turkey. I raise my own turkeys, that's why it's so big.

My niece and I have been cooking the big holiday meals together since she was like 3 years old. Back then I would bring a chair alongside the counter and she would just stir everything I handed her. As the years went on we've become an awesome team, cooking everything from scratch including the desserts - chocolate cream pie and apple pie - crusts and all from scratch. Great stuff!

brett-turkey.jpg

Larry E.'s Comment
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Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! Brett, great looking team working on a super turkey. I got home a couple of days early and now have the turkey brining, the cornbread baked and roasting for the stuffing. Then in the morning comes the real work. Great to be home after an extended time on the road and already looking forward to the next set of adventures out there. For those who won't make it home, thank you for your dedication. Having missed a few holidays myself, everyone you care about is thinking of you and appreciate why you're not there.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Tracey K.'s Comment
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What a BIRD! Oh, Man!

I could do some serious damage to that Turkey. Look how tender it looks. God I love Thanksgiving.

Good picture Brett. Nice to have such a sweet niece. I have four little ones right now ranging from 5 to 8. Two here in Georgia the other two in Colorado. Nothing like a loving family.

Have a good one!

Troy V.'s Comment
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Happy Thanksgiving to all of you as well. Thats a big bird!!! Looks amazing! Cant wait for tomorrow lol.

Doug 's Comment
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Safe and happy Thanksgiving to all ! Man that is a big turkey, did you have to hire a hit man to "whack" it !

Starcar's Comment
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Brett...that is a great looking Turkey !!!! And I hate to say it....but you have deprived some deserving woman of a wonderful well rounded husband...you should feel bad..Theres not alot of guys like that around anymore. ( Altho I do need to teach you to crochet rofl-3.gif )

I made 5 pies from scratch today, got everything ready to cook, and will have 10 people at my table tomorrow...I LOVE cooking...And when I cook a turkey, I have to have ALL the Stuff with it...white potatoes, sweet potatoes, stuffing, REAL gravy ( not that jar stuff), candied yams, green beans with bacon, homemade yeast rolls,cranberry sauce, and pie...lots and lots of pie....

Happy Thanksgiving to all my brother and sister truckers, whether you are on the road, at the home 20, waiting to start school, in school, out with a trainer, or waiting to get your own ride. Stay safe in whatever you do...

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