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Marc Lee's Comment
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Ok, my doggy and I summited Street and Nye mountains in the Adirondacks yesterday. It was an immaculate day - 42 degrees for a high at the base of the mountain, not a hint of a breeze even at the summit, and beautiful sunshine all day long. There was only a little bit of snow on the ground at the base, and maybe only a foot or so near the summit.

There wasn't much of a view from the summit, it was mostly blocked by thick pine trees, but I managed a decent picture.

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THERE'S the baby! Beautiful!

DAC:

Drive-A-Check Report

A truck drivers DAC report will contain detailed information about their job history of the last 10 years as a CDL driver (as required by the DOT).

It may also contain your criminal history, drug test results, DOT infractions and accident history. The program is strictly voluntary from a company standpoint, but most of the medium-to-large carriers will participate.

Most trucking companies use DAC reports as part of their hiring and background check process. It is extremely important that drivers verify that the information contained in it is correct, and have it fixed if it's not.

Marc Lee's Comment
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I bought the new GoPro Fusion 360 degree camera and went snowboarding with it the other day. Here is a complete run down Whiteface Mountain from summit to lodge. Whiteface is near Lake Placid, NY in the Adirondacks and the home of the Winter Olympics in 1932 and 1980. The 1980 Olympics were the ones with the famous US Hockey Team win over the Russians.

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Brett, that is really cool!

Is it just me? Your board looks pretty short...

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A truck drivers DAC report will contain detailed information about their job history of the last 10 years as a CDL driver (as required by the DOT).

It may also contain your criminal history, drug test results, DOT infractions and accident history. The program is strictly voluntary from a company standpoint, but most of the medium-to-large carriers will participate.

Most trucking companies use DAC reports as part of their hiring and background check process. It is extremely important that drivers verify that the information contained in it is correct, and have it fixed if it's not.

Marc Lee's Comment
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Wow! I tip my hat to you, Brett. I love to climb stuff, or did in my youth anyway, but I never had the cojones to climb like that.

Some great pictures here, I saved the thread till I have time to see them all.

Now I'm really confused. Grumpy Old Man in CDL school 3 months ago?

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.
Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Wow! I tip my hat to you, Brett. I love to climb stuff, or did in my youth anyway, but I never had the cojones to climb like that.

Some great pictures here, I saved the thread till I have time to see them all.

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Now I'm really confused. Grumpy Old Man in CDL school 3 months ago?

I'm a slow learner. rofl-1.gif

I assume you saw a post I made 3 months ago, and under my name it said In CDL School? Once you change your status, it changes everywhere, not just future posts.

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.
Marc Lee's Comment
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Wow! I tip my hat to you, Brett. I love to climb stuff, or did in my youth anyway, but I never had the cojones to climb like that.

Some great pictures here, I saved the thread till I have time to see them all.

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Now I'm really confused. Grumpy Old Man in CDL school 3 months ago?

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I'm a slow learner. rofl-1.gif

I assume you saw a post I made 3 months ago, and under my name it said In CDL School? Once you change your status, it changes everywhere, not just future posts.

So what did you change it from? Thinking of a career?

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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Brett, that is really cool!

Is it just me? Your board looks pretty short...

Thanks! No, it's a standard size board. It's a park board, not a carving board. A carving board might be a little longer. I switched to skiing very soon after that video. I'm going to shoot another one of those 360 videos on skis.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Wow! I tip my hat to you, Brett. I love to climb stuff, or did in my youth anyway, but I never had the cojones to climb like that.

Some great pictures here, I saved the thread till I have time to see them all.

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Now I'm really confused. Grumpy Old Man in CDL school 3 months ago?

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I'm a slow learner. rofl-1.gif

I assume you saw a post I made 3 months ago, and under my name it said In CDL School? Once you change your status, it changes everywhere, not just future posts.

double-quotes-end.png

So what did you change it from? Thinking of a career?

Considering a Career to Preparing for School to In CDL School.

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.
Marc Lee's Comment
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Brett, that is really cool!

Is it just me? Your board looks pretty short...

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Thanks! No, it's a standard size board. It's a park board, not a carving board. A carving board might be a little longer. I switched to skiing very soon after that video. I'm going to shoot another one of those 360 videos on skis.

Got it!

Yeah... I started boarding too late in life! Wakeboarding and snowboarding after 40! Went back to skiis myself. Been doing that since age 4. Haven't done either for several years though. Can't risk the injuries these days!

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Pete E Pothole's Comment
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Cool moment of the day for me not accompanied by a photo but got my CLP. Missed one each on general knowledge, air brakes and combination vehicles. Thank you for the High road training program.

Combination Vehicle:

A vehicle with two separate parts - the power unit (tractor) and the trailer. Tractor-trailers are considered combination vehicles.

CLP:

Commercial Learner's Permit

Before getting their CDL, commercial drivers will receive their commercial learner's permit (CLP) upon passing the written portion of the CDL exam. They will not have to retake the written exam to get their CDL.

Larry & Shannon G.'s Comment
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This was in MN near a greenhouse. Google says the red light from the sun, gasses from the plants and new grow technology create the effect. Never seen anything like it.

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