I Did It - I Got My CDL!!!

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Colin K.'s Comment
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I passed all of my tests today and got my CDL!!! I'm in line at the DMV right now.

Orientation with C.R. England is tomorrow at 6am. I probably leave with my trainer on Friday.

I can't say enough about the trainers and training program at C.R. England in Fontana. They saw that I was working hard, but struggling with backing, and got me the help I needed.

I'm not sure when I'll have time to finish my diary, but I will finish it as soon as I can.

A huge thank you to Brett, Old School and everyone else here for your encouragement, advice and support. You are all a big part of why I was able to do this.

Best Regards, Colin K.

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.

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.

Old School's Comment
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That's awesome Colin! Congratulations!

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Splitter's Comment
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That’s what it’s all about!! Congratulations Colin!! Very well deserved pat on the back!! dancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gif

Heavy C's Comment
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Don's Comment
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Congratulations Colin.dancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gif

Bran009's Comment
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Congrats!

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Big Scott's Comment
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Great news. Congratulations! Good luck. dancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gif

Army 's Comment
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Congrats!!

Turtle's Comment
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Congratulations Colin. Good news indeed! Now it's time for the real learning.

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