I Done Did It.

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Gladhand's Comment
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2 years. Wow.. time really does fly by. Just the other day i was another eager rookie asking basic questions and fearing the unknown. Went from only being to 4 states in 21 years of my life, to 43 of the 48.

The experiences alone will follow me for a long time. Got debt free in a year, saved for another year, and now I got myself a place to lay my head and a car to drive without having to wait for another check to come in.

OTR was good well it lasted, but now i am enjoying the normalcy of a dedicated account and hopefully in a few more months will be pulling a wiggle wagon. That was the plan when i first went to Phoenix to get my CDL.

Thanks to everyone for being my trucker support group and setting me straight when things got tough. Its been full of many ups and downs, but i am glad i stuck it out. Here is to another year!


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.


Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Rainy D.'s Comment
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So happy for you!!!! Yay!!!

Susan D. 's Comment
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Aww congratulations Devan!


Old School's Comment
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Gladhand, you're always an inspiration. You've shared your highs and your lows with us, but you've always hung in there and seen it through.

My hat's off to you - Congratulations!

Steve L.'s Comment
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CONGRATULATIONS!!! Man, that’s awesome. Do you realize, probably fewer than five percent of people your age can say they’ve accomplished what you have?


icecold24k's Comment
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Congrats sir! I have followed along quietly and it’s amazing to watch and see how everyone progresses. Well done sir.

G-Town's Comment
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Great job Devan...congratulations!


Pianoman's Comment
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Way to go man! You're awesome! Nice shower selfie btw haha--is that a Love's?

Patrick C.'s Comment
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Congratulations Gladhand. Best of luck to you in your future endeavors.

Drive Safe and God Speed

Daniel B.'s Comment
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As someone who started trucking 2 weeks after my 21st birthday I say great job. 26 years old now with over 5 years. Keep it up 1 year at a time!

Great job young man!

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