TMC CDL Program

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Jmart's Comment
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Congratulations on getting your 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.
Splitter's Comment
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One thing I forgot to mention. The skills test was by far the part I was most anxious about, particularly the 45° back. (I even had a bad dream about it last night in which my house burned down--- yes, that anxious!) But I didn't lose any points at all on the skills test.

First & foremost, a hearty congratulations Ithel!!! Reading your trials, tribulations, success & now attaining the goal on your first try is... I’ll just say it’s very well deserved. I look forward to reading the rest of your journey.

I quoted your above comment cause it made me crack up. Amazing how our minds can get the best of us yet you prevailed. Good on you sir. Continued success! Again congratulations!

Kyle M.'s Comment
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Awesome to hear man it took me a couple trys to get my class A hut it was a great feeling when it finally happened. Keep up the good work and enjoy your family time. Good luck to all the other tmc testers

Rob T.'s Comment
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Way to go!!! Now the real learning begins. dancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gif

G-Town's Comment
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Congratulations Ithel...!!!

Well done Driver.

Ithel's Comment
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I just wanted to add that the two fellas who had to redo the driver test both passed today. The 5th guy failed again and is being sent home. Out of an original class of 8, 4 of us will be going out with trainers for my weeks.

As Rob said, here comes the real training.

Deke's Comment
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Congrats lthel, enjoy your time at home.

Ithel's Comment
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Just now got my trainer's name and I'm on the bus to pick up a rental car. Quite a journey. It feels like a lot longer than three weeks have passed. I've picked up some skills to build on, a few new friends, and the opportunity to do work that pays. I'm looking forward to the training I'll get over these next five weeks, and I'll do everything I can to take advantage of these -- literally--training wheels.

Michael B.'s Comment
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Hello iethel, i am getting ready to go to tmc this weekend coming up. I look forward to your diary and hope my experience will be a good one too, originally was going to go to swift but at last moment i decided to try tmc, so far everything i could learn videos on you tube from drivers and stuff, kind of makes me think i chose a good place to go. don't get me wrong swift i was interested in until before Christmas my recruiter got changed to some one else and no one seems to know anything going on in my place and decision, as in they never got back to me. so when i talked to the recruiter at tmc and told me I could possibly be home most weekends that kind of made my mind up where i wanted to attend. hope to hear more about your adventures, michael


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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