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Bran009's Comment
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I'm in St Louis too! I'm outside in smoking area

Squirrellyguns's Comment
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I have the feeling you and I have passed each other several times.... any chance you vape?

Bran009's Comment
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Lmao! I thought you looked familiar!

I have the feeling you and I have passed each other several times.... any chance you vape?

Squirrellyguns's Comment
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LOL! I’m charging my mod n phone inside atm. Batteries dead. We’ll meet up shortly!

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So, here we are first day complete after almost 39 grueling hours on Greyhound getting here late enough to only grab a 3 hour power nap, Orientation began. Remember, early is on time, on time is late!! That said, after several hours in class going over dos and dont’s, was able to complete an agility exam, consisting of standing, turning, climbing a couple steps, carrying and lifting crates of certain weights, lifting a tarp up head height on a shelf n back off and a few other odd things, did drug screen, some simulator time consisting of manual transmission shifting, double clutching , and a little rpm/shift technique work, also completed my med screen and now have my 2yr med card!! Also learned that my change in diet has also got me down another 9 lbs in the last 3 weeks. Also we have computer class courses we must do, which during my free evening I knocked a dozen out. So tonight I will grab a much needed full nights rest, as tomorrow brings some more class time, followed by background review, followed by a trip to the DMV to test out on General, Air Brakes, Combination, and Haz-Mat endorsement. Am I ready? You bet I am. After that some more computer course time and then a late night simulator class till almost midnight. That said, thanks to everyone here and my family for the great continued support and I’ll update again tomorrow on what happens. The big thing to take from all of this; PLAN ahead, PREPARE ahead, and SHOW UP EARLY!!!! Keep safe everyone!!

Double Clutch:

To engage and then disengage the clutch twice for every gear change.

When double clutching you will push in the clutch, take the gearshift out of gear, release the clutch, press the clutch in again, shift the gearshift into the next gear, then release the clutch.

This is done on standard transmissions which do not have synchronizers in them, like those found in almost all Class A trucks.

Double Clutching:

To engage and then disengage the clutch twice for every gear change.

When double clutching you will push in the clutch, take the gearshift out of gear, release the clutch, press the clutch in again, shift the gearshift into the next gear, then release the clutch.

This is done on standard transmissions which do not have synchronizers in them, like those found in almost all Class A trucks.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

Squirrellyguns's Comment
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Well, so far so good. Got my med card in hand, got some course work done, now we hurry up and wait to get over to the dmv. Update again later.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

Squirrellyguns's Comment
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Passed and will have my CLP in hand as soon as they take my mug shot!!! Woot woot!!!!!!! BIG thanks to Trucking Truth and the High Road CDL Training Program

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.

CLP:

Commercial Learner's Permit

Before getting their CDL, commercial drivers will receive their commercial learner's permit (CLP) upon passing the written portion of the CDL exam. They will not have to retake the written exam to get their CDL.

Bran009's Comment
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Woot! Woot! dancing-dog.gif

Squirrellyguns's Comment
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So today flew by with a little class time, file review, some folks still had physicals to finish and already a few gone due to urine fail and med issues. Others still working on or just now starting there computer labs, others like me who were on top of their requirements and studied have already completed their labs, got their med cards and CLP’s. Now some of us still have simulator labs this evening but otherwise this day is done. Tomorrow brings some more classes, sim time, and catch up for those that still aren’t caught up.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

CLP:

Commercial Learner's Permit

Before getting their CDL, commercial drivers will receive their commercial learner's permit (CLP) upon passing the written portion of the CDL exam. They will not have to retake the written exam to get their CDL.

Squirrellyguns's Comment
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And almost forgot, our class we’ve been told has been the largest supposedly in the last couple years, started out around 152 yesterday, as of today we’re down only about 12, but it’s only day 2. We’ll see over the next couple days see who’s still around. The biggest thing that is important is listening. They want you to pass, they need you on the road making them (and you) money, but amazing how hard that is for some. Do what your told, listen, study, and then apply all that, and next thing you know, you’ll be driving off into the sunset. Stay safe!

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