Started CDL School Yesterday !!

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Dan M.'s Comment
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After much research and going through almost all of the High Road course, I decided top pony up and go to a private CDL school in South Jersey. I had gotten my permit with all endorsements and MAN how boring these 2 days have been with people who haven't studied a lot ! I did refer a bunch of students to the site. Look forward to getting finished and becoming a professional. Btw what the heck is a "glass division" ? Got contacted by a company who has openings when I get my CDL if I'm interested.

I do plan on staying out OTR and living out of the truck...will see how that goes. Have gotten a clearer picture of things from all the great posts from all you guys. Appreciate the advice and info.

Gotta come up with something better than...Dan lol

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.

OTR:

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.

Old School's Comment
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A glass division uses a flat bed truck designed for hauling large sheets of plate glass to the many window manufacturers that buy that sort of thing. I go to those sort of places all the time, only I haul the aluminum that is the trim on those windows.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Dan M.'s Comment
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Thanks Old School...don't know how they wouldn't break. Have been "pre-approved" by 4 companies already so the process is going well so far.

Jeremy C.'s Comment
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Best of luck, Dan. Make the most of the opportunity!

Dan M.'s Comment
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Best of luck, Dan. Make the most of the opportunity!

Thank you Jeremy...can't wait. Love the pic of the Shepherd driving the truck. My biggest anxiety right now is maybe having to give up mine before I start my first job.

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Colin K.'s Comment
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Best wishes, Dan! Keep us posted on your progress. I know you will do well.

Best Regards, Colin K.

Dan M.'s Comment
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Best wishes, Dan! Keep us posted on your progress. I know you will do well.

Best Regards, Colin K.

Thanks Colin, I sure will.

PackRat's Comment
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I'll take him, if it comes to that. Pray it doesn't though, of course.good-luck.gif

Dan M.'s Comment
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I'll take him, if it comes to that. Pray it doesn't though, of course.good-luck.gif

I will keep that in mind PackRat. The only problem with him is he's meaner than all get out. Hates everyone but me. Would take some getting used to him.

Not even sure how many people do travel and work with their pets, and how do they generally do out on the road. Wondering if Brett ever took his GS on the road ?

PackRat's Comment
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Your dog sounds like me. Brett got his big dog after he'd finished driving big rigs, as far as I know.

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