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Semper Gumby's Comment
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Ok, I'm going to Roehl training at the Gary, IN location 15 Jan. I already have my CDL just no experience. Any positive advice?

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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Great food there, and it is the only terminal with a kitchen. Pack lots of warm clothes. That's a cold wind coming south off Lake Michigan. Good luck.

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.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Hey Robert. First of all, make sure you're really prepared for all of the materials you'll have to know by using our High Road CDL Training Program. Push through as much of that as you possibly can. The more you can learn now, the less stressful your life will be once you get there.

Also, you want a good understanding of how the trucking industry works. Read through our Truck Driver's Career Guide to get a better understanding of what to expect and how to handle it. Some parts won't apply, like choosing a trucking company, but most of it will.

Finally, a great place to learn about other people's experiences is in our CDL Training Diaries that people have kept over the years. Follow along as they go through training and you'll have a better understanding of what lies ahead.

Best of luck!

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.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Splitter's Comment
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All the best Robert!!

Hammer's Comment
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Good luck, Robert! I'm right behind you ... got my CDL last week and am starting with Roehl on Jan 29. I opted for the Atlanta GA location considering the time of year.

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.
Neal J.'s Comment
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Good luck, Robert! I'm right behind you ... got my CDL last week and am starting with Roehl on Jan 29. I opted for the Atlanta GA location considering the time of year.

I was in Conley on Jan 22, left this last thursday. We were there together.

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.
Tim F.'s Comment
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Good luck, Robert! I'm right behind you ... got my CDL last week and am starting with Roehl on Jan 29. I opted for the Atlanta GA location considering the time of year.

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I was in Conley on Jan 22, left this last thursday. We were there together.

Sorry to jump this thread. Neal, hows it going? I was in the experienced group while you guys were in the phase training.

I was the rehire. Lmk how everything went.

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.
Jason K.'s Comment
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Right across the street from Schneider. Good luck. They repaved the road leading to the highway a couple of years ago, you will appreciate that. It used to be a nightmare. There isn't much around the area, you'll have to drive a few miles like 3-5 to get to anything.

Neal J.'s Comment
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Good luck, Robert! I'm right behind you ... got my CDL last week and am starting with Roehl on Jan 29. I opted for the Atlanta GA location considering the time of year.

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I was in Conley on Jan 22, left this last thursday. We were there together.

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Sorry to jump this thread. Neal, hows it going? I was in the experienced group while you guys were in the phase training.

I was the rehire. Lmk how everything went.

Ah ya, I remember talking with you outside the classroom, went well, I'm just on home time waiting for trainer.

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.
Neal J.'s Comment
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Good luck, Robert! I'm right behind you ... got my CDL last week and am starting with Roehl on Jan 29. I opted for the Atlanta GA location considering the time of year.

Where you at Hammer, I'm on Tylers truck, lol

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.
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