My CR England Adventure Day 3

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Joseph L.'s Comment
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Okay I finally got to the CR England training facility in Salt Lake City Utah this past Sunday. On the bus ride here there where students going to Prime and Swift. Sunday was uneventful a very long and boring ride Monday was paper work, paper work and more paper work. There was some agility test a drug test a sexual harassment video speeches by several people, lunch, another video after the video everything blurred together and then we where cut loose after 12 hrs of class. After class it was study time. Two hours of studying for the pre trip. From what I can tell the failure rate here for students taking and passing their CDL test the first time is 50-60%. Today class was roughly ten hours. Immediately after class people where rushing for the bus to go to Wal-Mart. Yesterday was the same way Sunday when I arrived twenty people were waiting to go to Wal-Mart. Currently three bus loads have gone to Wal-Mart. I am thinking perhaps after I finish training and God willing I pass everything, I think I might have to go check out this hip and swanky Walmart😏. Something I noticed in various YouTube videos and being here now for three days (well two days officially) there are a lot of distractions for students. Game rooms multiple tv rooms. A movie theater (pretty sure an actual movie hasn't been played there in a while. Unless I am in class, eating dinner in a kitchenette, I am in the dorm or some where studying. I am focus on one thing and one thing only passing and getting my CDL. I am not here to make friends. I am here to become a truck driver and provide for my family. Okay I allowed myself an hour break. But it's time to get back to studying for the pre trip. Tomorrow or the next day I shall return and write about my first time driving a tractor-trailer πŸ˜πŸ˜‘πŸ˜€πŸ˜“πŸ˜‘πŸ˜΅


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.


When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Army 's Comment
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Sounds like you are on track. Yeah, I have been away from my home base while out training, and I find it funny, that people run to the store, or get on the phone, like they have been gone for months...sometimes people need to take a chill pill and relax. I look forward to your training blog. Good Luck and Safe Travels.


PackRat's Comment
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I look forward to following your journey on here, too. good-luck.gif


Operating While Intoxicated

Schmidtrock's Comment
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Good luck with your training Joseph! I'll be reading your diary.

Bran009's Comment
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Good luck!

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