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Splitter's Comment
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Not to insult you or demean in any way. Why spend money you don’t have in another apt you won’t need. If you go over the road , you’ll be in your truck 3.3 weeks a month. I downsized as much as possible. What I do have is in a 5X8 storage space. The rent money I’m supposed to pay stays in my pocket. I know we all have our own issues & priorities but seriously. If you do it today, you could be in CDL training with 2-3 weeks. Again 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.

Over The Road:

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.

Wilbur C.'s Comment
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Not to insult you or demean in any way. Why spend money you don’t have in another apt you won’t need. If you go over the road , you’ll be in your truck 3.3 weeks a month. I downsized as much as possible. What I do have is in a 5X8 storage space. The rent money I’m supposed to pay stays in my pocket. I know we all have our own issues & priorities but seriously. If you do it today, you could be in CDL training with 2-3 weeks. Again good luck.

Splitter, no offense taken my friend. Actually it is me who should apologize in general. I just realized I didn't mention one important issue.

When I moved to AZ. 6 years ago I got an apartment and eventually found a really good operations manager job.

My mom has a ton of health issues but her line of work (cosmetology) came to an end and she couldn't find work in the area she lived(CA) so she retired.

I told her to come my way and I'd pay her way. She got her own place but as time has gone by her rent went up so she moved in with me and we made plans to move.

About a year later things take a major turn at work. I try to bail and find work elsewhere and can't. Also I had a serious responsibility as an OM. And....at the same time no one wants to step on to a sinking ship.

All hell breaks loose and I do have a chance to bail. But if I do my mom would be homeless. So no way in hell that is gonna happen.

I take other jobs and sure enough I am in the boat I am in now. Now the tables have turned....my mom supports me,lol.

I just found out from a neighbor that his lease was renewed....he MUST pay an extra $90 a month for internet cable/valet trash.

Even if you don't use it. I have talked to a few lawyers. Nothing I can do. So right now I am getting help from a local agency for emergency funds to help move.....but today I hit a snag....hope it still goes through.

Sure enough I confirmed this increase with management. There response,"Move if you don't like it."

So will do. But that is why I need to keep an apartment when this does work out. My mom.

So...right now if all works out as should we should be in another place. I'll do like I said and fill out that app. If nothing works out I'll "rebuild" my work history.

Until then thanks,thank you ALL for the advice and well wishes.

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.

Over The Road:

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.

OOS:

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.

Splitter's Comment
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In that case, I wish you Godspeed. In the meantime, learn the pretrip & the permit test as much as possible before leaving. That way you’ll be prepared & will have an easier time in orientation.

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