Anything I Should Know Before I Get To School

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Joe R.'s Comment
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Looks like I’m going to get started on the 10th with CRST. I already have my permit. Is there anything that I should know before I go? Since I have my permit already am I going to have to take the test again or do they just move me ahead in class. Anything you can offer would be great. Thank for your time everyone.

G-Town's Comment
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Good for you Joe.

I suggest investing time in the TT training diary section. There are several CRST, one is very current by Jeremy and of course one written by MillionMiler that's almost a year old now.

Good luck!

millionmiler24's Comment
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Good for you Joe.

I suggest investing time in the TT training diary section. There are several CRST, one is very current by Jeremy and of course one written by MillionMiler that's almost a year old now.

Good luck!

Here is a link to my Training Diary:

CRST Expedited Trucking School And Training Program Cedar Rapids, IA. A (re) Training Diary By Millionmiler24

Here is Jeremy's diary also:

CRST - Training Adventures In Cedar Rapids

Also welcome to TruckingTruth. We are glad to have ya and we are glad you are startin off with CRST. This should help ya get started the right way:

Hopefully all those links will help ya get started. Me and Jeremy and everyone here are glad to help ya any way we can and are also glad to answer any questions you may have. Good luck to ya and Welcome to CRST. 😁

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
millionmiler24's Comment
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As G-Town stated my experience is just over a year old however as of that time an out of state permit was not transferable to Iowa so you would have to do the permit testing again, however Jeremy's experience is more recent so he would be better to answer that for this current time. You will be doin yourself a wonderful service though if you study the links in my previous reply. That will for sure help prepare you for this job a lot better.

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