CDL School Bad Experience

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Jenn260's Comment
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Are you within a 3 week program? I know for my CDL program there was a required amount of hours we needed after getting our permit before they'd be legally allowed to test us. I honestly forget that required time. Maybe one of the trainers here can provide a bit more context to that timeline.

I was in the weekend course and moved to the weekly course. My boyfriend is in the weekend course still and has been offered to test already.

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.
G-Town's Comment
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It varies by state, average wait time to test is about two weeks.

G-Town's Comment
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Virginia is 30 days.

Bolt's Comment
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How did things go at school today?

Jenn260's Comment
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Well the instructors hardly talked to me all day. I went driving for the first time with instructor John. He said that I am ready to go test for my license!

Jenn260's Comment
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Just got a call from the actual college. She will be talking to the chief of police for the school. The instructor is not allowed at the yard or the campus. If he shows the local police are to be called and then contact the college.

Errol V.'s Comment
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Well the instructors hardly talked to me all day. I went driving for the first time with instructor John. He said that I am ready to go test for my license!

Jenn, I've been following this topic but haven't added in because you've been getting excellent advice all along.

I get the idea from this post you're gotten a "She called the cops" tag. But the situation demanded it and no one can say you did wrong. Stick to your guns girl. This reaction will blow over soon enough. (Besides once you're out of school it will be "history".) And maybe the whole school staff needs a kick in the head (or some other place 😉).

Finally you've endured the experience and you'll know exactly what to do next time. Do not hesitate!

Best of luck in your new career.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Jenn260's Comment
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Update. I have my CDL and the instructor is in jail.

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.
Big Scott (CFI Driver and's Comment
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Update. I have my CDL and the instructor is in jail.

Well I guess we need to know more.

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.
Jenn260's Comment
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Well I have had my CDL since Febuary but have been busy so haven't been able to post. The instructor tried his **** again with a different student and when she complained to the school they not only suspended him they fired him. The police used my case along with the other students for probable cause to arrest. Who knows where it goes from here but that isn't my focus. I have my CDL and driving local to boot.

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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