Starting School 3/16

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Chuck 's Comment
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So school begins on March 16th for 4 weeks. I will arrive in Joplin Missouri on the 15th and begin my journey on the 16th with the Urine and hair follicle drug screens and signing paperwork. Actual class will begin on the 19th, and I will be logging my progress here so anyone interested can use it for their own research. I have benefited from the information here and hope to pass along the same help to others as well.

The Riot's Comment
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They sending you to Crowder or Dynasty?

Chuck 's Comment
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They sending you to Crowder or Dynasty?

Crowder. Did you stay there or Dynasty?

Aram KURD's Comment
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I'm on day 20 of my training at cds truck driving school. All I can say is DON'T be overwhelmed, you will have tough days where you think you won't get it but halfway through you'll have your "aha" moment where it will click. Until then the best thing you can do is memorize your pre trip. I recorded myself and replayed it to myself while going over the book. It definitely helps!! Congrats and good luck!

Chuck 's Comment
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I'm on day 20 of my training at cds truck driving school. All I can say is DON'T be overwhelmed, you will have tough days where you think you won't get it but halfway through you'll have your "aha" moment where it will click. Until then the best thing you can do is memorize your pre trip. I recorded myself and replayed it to myself while going over the book. It definitely helps!! Congrats and good luck!

Thanks man and I appreciate the helpful tips and I will try my hardest to study as much as I can and put into practice all that I can learn.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Chuck, best of luck to ya. I know you've heard this already, but if you haven't gone through our Truck Driver's Career Guide it's highly recommended. Also, go through our trucker's podcasts when you're cruising around in your four wheeler or have some spare time. That information will help you more than you can imagine.

Of course make sure you've gone through our High Road CDL Training Program thoroughly. Don't skip the Logbook Rules or Weight & Balance. You're going to need to know that stuff!

Best of luck and keep us updated!

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.

Logbook:

A written or electronic record of a driver's duty status which must be maintained at all times. The driver records the amount of time spent driving, on-duty not driving, in the sleeper berth, or off duty. The enforcement of the Hours Of Service Rules (HOS) are based upon the entries put in a driver's logbook.

Chuck 's Comment
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Chuck, best of luck to ya. I know you've heard this already, but if you haven't gone through our Truck Driver's Career Guide it's highly recommended. Also, go through our trucker's podcasts when you're cruising around in your four wheeler or have some spare time. That information will help you more than you can imagine.

Of course make sure you've gone through our High Road CDL Training Program thoroughly. Don't skip the Logbook Rules or Weight & Balance. You're going to need to know that stuff!

Best of luck and keep us updated!

Thanks Brett, I have read many of the articles and many of them so far have been very helpful. This is only the beginning of a hopefully rewarding and exciting journey.

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.

Logbook:

A written or electronic record of a driver's duty status which must be maintained at all times. The driver records the amount of time spent driving, on-duty not driving, in the sleeper berth, or off duty. The enforcement of the Hours Of Service Rules (HOS) are based upon the entries put in a driver's logbook.

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