How Do These Companies Prepare Us?

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iTruck2007's Comment
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Hey Guys,

How well do Trucking Companies, Prepare they're Future Drivers, for the CLP/CDL Written Test?

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.

Army 's Comment
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Well from what I know, which is 100% on here, you test for yourbnpermit within in the first couple of days with most companies and they you just enough to pass the cdl test.

Most of what you learn will be after your are on your own...but I am sure others will chime in

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.
Big Scott's Comment
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Go through our starter pack. Use the High Road Training to study for your permit and endorsements.

Good luck.

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.
Splitter's Comment
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The question should be, how can I better prepare myself for my success in trucking”? You should know your pretrip & CLP exam from memory before arriving at training. Not just the CLP apps that are out there either. You need to ask your trainers to help you with whatever it is you’ll need to become a better all around driver. Pretrip inspection, route planning, dealing with shippers & receivers, etc. The time goes by very quickly & then you find yourself solo on the road & no one to hold your hand when you forget something or were never allowed to do it. Some trainees stay on as a team driver & never had to learn clock management, how different companies enforce their policies, etc. The list goes on & on. I was very fortunate to have a trainer that made me do all those things & more. Good luck. Ask lots of questions & use all the resources on this site.

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

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.

Errol V.'s Comment
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ITruck, Splitter is right. Since you are the one holding the steering wheel, you yourself need to be best prepared for taking the CDL permit written test. Big Scott posted a big list of things that can help you prepare.

Two things about me might help: #1, I studied with the High Road CDL Training Program and passed my state CL test the first time, though your own mileage may vary. #2, I teach a one week class at the Swift Academy in Memphis on the CDL written test. I prepare my students as best -> I <- can, but after all, they are the ones who sit a the computer console and take the test.

Good luck! And follow this link to get started: 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.
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