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Are you the J who texts me?

Yes, I am.

Big Scott (CFI Driver/Tra's Comment
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Are you the J who texts me?

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Yes, I am.

Ok Great.

Jmart's Comment
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Today was CDL permit testing day. I passed all 3 tests: General knowledge, air brakes, and combination vehicles. If you study the High Road Training Program, you will do great! What a relief! Now to wait for Jan. 6 to head out to Joplin, MO for school. In the meantime, I will be working on completing the test of the High Road Training Proram!

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.

Combination Vehicle:

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

Jmart's Comment
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Everything is set and ready to go! So, I will officially be leaving for CFI Training on Saturday, Jan 6. I have opted to drive vs take the bus, just personal preference. They will reimburse me up to the price of a bus ticket, so I should come out okay. Feelings of nervousness and excitement. I'm looking forward to the challenge!

Ithel's Comment
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I hope it goes well for you, Jmart.

Splitter's Comment
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Everything is set and ready to go! So, I will officially be leaving for CFI Training on Saturday, Jan 6. I have opted to drive vs take the bus, just personal preference. They will reimburse me up to the price of a bus ticket, so I should come out okay. Feelings of nervousness and excitement. I'm looking forward to the challenge!

Great news Jmart! Glad it’s all coming together for you. Keep us updated. Congrats!

Big Scott (CFI Driver/Tra's Comment
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Drive safely and stay warm. You'll do great. Just remember, many people came before you and made it. We're here for you.

Jmart's Comment
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Thank you all for the words of encouragement!

Jmart's Comment
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So, today life happened and I have to delay my school arrival for a week. I had a family emergency arise (putting down our family dog of 10 years). I felt being here for my family to support them and have support was important enough to delay my start. I hope it was a good decision.

Big Scott (CFI Driver/Tra's Comment
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So sorry to hear that. I have been there. I was hoping to get to meet you. I may be here a couple of days. My best wishes to you and your family.

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