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Rob T.'s Comment
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White wolf, I'd suggest creating a thread in the general category section in the forum titled something like "homeless trucker," or "living out of the truck". You'll likely get much better answers.

Whitewolf's Comment
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White wolf, I'd suggest creating a thread in the general category section in the forum titled something like "homeless trucker," or "living out of the truck". You'll likely get much better answers.

Rob thanks for the suggestion. Have been looking through threads having searched for homeless trucker. Reading through those and will start a new thread should I have questions.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Big Scott (CFI Driver/Tra's Comment
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White wolf, There are many on the road. I would suggest keeping your apartment until you know you love it out here. Then, some people use a terminal address or UPS store mailbox for their address. If you have any friends or family that would let you use theirs that could work too. As far as ordering on line, you could have something shipped to a terminal and arrange to get there and pick it up. Amazon has a few lockers around the country. I don't know how those work. I did meet a young woman driver last night. She is a homless trucker with CFI. It can be done.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Jmart's Comment
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2-12-18 Day 16 of school Three students in my class are scheduled to take the CDL test tomorrow. The three of us went out one on one with one of our instructors. We did one final tested road drive to test our skills and readiness for the CDL test tomorrow. We spent the rest of our time backing and doing mock in cab pre trip inspections.

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.
PackRat's Comment
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Good luck tomorrow. Take your time, stay calm and think about what you're doing. You'll be a success!good-luck.gif

Jmart's Comment
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Good luck tomorrow. Take your time, stay calm and think about what you're doing. You'll be a success!good-luck.gif

Thanks!

G-Town's Comment
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Yes Sir, good luck!

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Jmart's Comment
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Yes Sir, good luck!

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Thanks!

Splitter's Comment
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Good luck indeed Jmart! Pulling for you!

Big Scott (CFI Driver/Tra's Comment
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Knock it out of the park on your first shot.

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