New Class A Driver

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Curt S.'s Comment
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Hey all I just wanted to share the good news with everyone. I took and passed my CDL Class A road test today. I am now a truck driver. I have found a lot of support from many of you on this forum so a shoutout to truckingtruth. Thanks for all the advice and encouragement. 😊 Needless to say I am ecstatic today.


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.
Turtle's Comment
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Hey Curt that's awesome man. Congratulations! Now the fun begins!


Curt S.'s Comment
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Thanks Turtle. After a stressful night last night, I will sleep well tonight. 😊

PackRat's Comment
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YAY!!!!! Congratulations!!!!!dancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gif

Curt S.'s Comment
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Thanks Pack Ray. 😊

Curt S.'s Comment
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PackRat.... sorry

Austin O.'s Comment
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Congratulations ! ! !

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Diver Driver's Comment
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Congratulations !!dancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing.gifdancing.gifdancing.gifdancing-dog.gifdancing-dog.gifdancing-dog.gifgood-luck.gifgood-luck.gifgood-luck.gif

Old School's Comment
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Nice job Curt!

I still remember that great feeling one gets when they realize they just got through one of the big hoops of getting their trucking career started. Kind of makes you wanna dance.


It's about to get real, so buckle up and hang on tight. The start of this career is the toughest part. Count on a long and steep learning curve just ahead.


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