The B Team Is About Ready To Roll!

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B Team's Comment
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We are so excited! Mrs. B an i both passed our CDL road test yesterday. We now have our Class A's with Doubles/Triples, Tanker and Hazmat. We have decided to team up with Werner. We feel good about what they have to offer for teams, and as a bonus, we will be able to train in the same truck. We will celebrate our 39th anniversary next Saturday. We know we love each other, now we get to see how much we like each other. We'll report for orientation on Monday, December 11th. We have a training diary on the training page if you care to follow the adventure. We are ready to roll!

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.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

Doubles:

Refers to pulling two trailers at the same time, otherwise known as "pups" or "pup trailers" because they're only about 28 feet long. However there are some states that allow doubles that are each 48 feet in length.

∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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B Team's Comment
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Alright! Bananas, Bananas, Bananas. Thanks!

Ithel's Comment
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Congratulations to you both on passing your CDL tests. But congratulations also for 39 years of the intimate friendship known as marriage.

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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Congrats to both of you!!! That's awesome to hear. Looking forward to hearing how things go with Werner. Best of luck!

G-Town's Comment
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Exciting news! Congratulations and safe travels.

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Old School's Comment
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Congratulations B Team!

Remember, training can really be trying. Most of us wanted to give up and quit at some point during our training phase. Getting the hang of this career is very rewarding, but comes slowly for most of us.

Most people are blindsided by the fatigue and the roller coaster like emotions they experience during training. Trucking involves long hours with a lot of new mental stress due to the processing of so many things. There are erratic hours and crazy schedules, and when teaming you will oftentimes be running loads with critical delivery times, or sometimes even rescuing a load that someone else dropped the ball on.

Husband and wife teams are a valuable asset in this business, and you guys have a great opportunity before you. One of our long time members, "GuyJax" drove teams for Werner and did very well with them.

You guys hang in there and learn your craft - it will reward you well. Remember, there are no shortcuts to success in trucking. It takes commitment, a steady resolve, and exposure to the many factors that will have their cumulative effect on your development as professional drivers.

I've watched the two of you with interest, and see some great qualities in you that I think will help get you through the trying process of developing from clumsy rookie drivers to efficient productive professionals. Stay the course, give it at least two years, and you will be amazed as you look back and evaluate your progress.

Again, a big Congratulations! dancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gif

PackRat's Comment
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Super!dancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gif

Rob T.'s Comment
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Out of curiosity....how does 2 people training in the same truck work? I'd assume the 2 of you would be driving opposite shifts, but then does the trainer just sleep in passenger seat while truck is in motion? I sure as heck wouldn't want to sleep in a top bunk while vehicle is in motion.

Patrick C.'s Comment
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I am still trying to figure out Covenant. I have ran across Covenant trucks with a trainer and 2 or 3 students in the truck. They weren't any couples either. 4 grown men in 1 truck. No Thank You!!!!

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