Passed My CDL Test

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Danny S.'s Comment
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truck driver standing in front of his truck at truck driving school

This is the truck that I passed my CDL test in yesterday. It was a long day but in the end I passed. The others ask me what my grade was, I told them I didn't ask because all I cared about was that I passed. dancing-dog.gif It has been 8 long weekends in order to achieve this and I just got to say "I'm darn proud of myself for this achievement." The greatest comment I got was from my son who said "Dad, I'm proud of you." That was worth it all for me. As you may noticed I changed my profile from "In CDL School" to "Driver in Training" next stop Amherst Wisconsin to H.O. Wolding to start the next chapter in this story. Looking forward to seeing what lies ahead for the future. God Bless Everyone and Have a wonderful Christmas and New Years.


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.
Schism's Comment
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Way to go Sir !!

Richard O.'s Comment
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Congratulations Danny. I know you worked hard for it. I hope our paths will cross on the highway and we can trade trucker stories. :-)

Starcar's Comment
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Thats how its done, Danny....Congratulations !! Now on to the start of your over the road adventure !!! Up date us on how you are doing, we really like to follow along with our drivers...

Over The Road:

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.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Congrats Danny!!! That's just awesome! And thanks a million for sharing that pic. Nothing is more fun for me than to hear all of the success stories and see pictures of new drivers with their big smiles!!! I mean, that's why TruckingTruth exists - to help people get their trucking careers off to a great start. So every success story is just a ton of fun for us!

Great job! dancing-banana.gif

Schism's Comment
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Took another look at your post . Consider yourself trained ! You took your road test with a full length trailer and a sleeper .

As far as I know ( from the vehicle in the parking lot during initial paperwork ) the school Im going to uses a day cab and pup trailer .

Im not thrilled about this but obviously willing to accept it as its WIA funded training and start to finish my cost out of pocket is minimal .


Day Cab:

A tractor which does not have a sleeper berth attached to it. Normally used for local routes where drivers go home every night.

Thomas C. (aka Ghost)'s Comment
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Congratulations friend! I can't wait to see the follow up on the next phase of your career! smile.gif

Tracey K.'s Comment
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Pictures are worth a THOUSAND words and yours has spoken volumes. Sons are a wonderful thing aren't they? Danny, that was great!

So joyed to know you have made it through. You still have my prayers.

Lets us know how things go. Can't wait to hear about the rest of your journey.

Merry Christmas!

Josh E.'s Comment
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Hey Danny, how did you like H.O. Wolding? Are you still with them?

Bud A.'s Comment
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Congratulations Danny!

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