Getting OFF The Road, Finally!

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Errol V.'s Comment
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It's official, I'm switching from Swift driver to Swift instructor at the Memphis Academy.

In about a week, I'll start learning how to get all the slicks just of the bus up to speed with how the Academy works.

If you go to Swift Memphis for your CDL , l I'll be waiting for you!

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.
000's Comment
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Shoot! I would've loved to have you as my trainer. Going to a different company! Anyway, huge congratulations sir!! Your students will truly benefit greatly from all your years of hands on experience. Your style on here is deeply appreciated by this wanna be rookie. God bless & stay safe!!

Susan D. 's Comment
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Awesome and congratulations on your new gig. I know you enjoy teaching and hopefully your new students won't be as incorrigible as the ones in your previous career prior to trucking.

Pete B.'s Comment
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Best of luck to you in your new endeavor, Errol! I know you’ll turn out some mighty fine drivers.

Pianoman's Comment
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Congrats Errol! Those students will be lucky to have you. good-luck.gif

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Big T's Comment
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Congrats Errol. Good luck sir.

Errol V.'s Comment
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Awesome and congratulations on your new gig. I know you enjoy teaching and hopefully your new students won't be as incorrigible as the ones in your previous career prior to trucking.

Thank you, everybody! I have actually been waiting for a year for this gig. The Powers That Be were sticking with "three years' driving experience" instead recognizing teaching experience.

The participants of Trucking Truth helped greatly. "All kinds" have come through TT, just as in any truck driving class. In my interview I credited TT for a "leg up" in understanding what kind of "baggage" potential drivers bring with them.

So, yes, from an older Trucking Truth hand, thank you, everybody, from Brett and Old School, G-Town, Pianoman, Rainy, Susan, and even all the newbies and one-posters.

@Sue, I bet there really isn't much of a difference between middle schoolers and some of the people trying out trucking as their next career move. I'll let you know.

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Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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Best wishes for you my friend. Those students won't know how good they have it.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Rob T.'s Comment
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Congrats on the new gig. Hopefully you'll enjoy it. Seeing some of the attitudes and how entitled some perspective drivers come in here, are I'm not too sure id be able to do that job. Just make sure you keep plenty of popcorn with ya, in case ya meet anyone with the same attitude as the original (not the mod) "Patrick".

I'm happy for you, not only have you helped many new drivers on here but now you'll be able to help them hands on at the academy.

Turtle's Comment
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Wow, congratulations! That's an awesome and well-deserved gig.

Your constant and fair voice of reason is one of the many reasons I keep returning to TT. Surely you will serve your students well.

I wish you the best of luck in your new endeavor.

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