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G-Town's Comment
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Damn, G-Town...

I'm telling ya, this website and its community... Just breathtaking, sometimes.

* * *

As a side note, I failed my backing twice and my road test three times. And when I finally nailed 'em all, I got the same CDL they gave the folks that passed on the first try.

Nothing worth having comes easy, brother. One day you WILL look back at this time and laugh (as long as you stick it out now.) And you will also feel a great sense of pride and accomplishment.

Best of luck, Rob!

If Rob can tolerate me for 12 hours, he can accomplish anything!

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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.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

Bolt's Comment
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G-town how did the ride along go?

G-Town's Comment
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G-town how did the ride along go?

This coming Saturday is the plan. But thanks for asking.

G-Town's Comment
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Rob, here is my SpamGourmet email address:

TT.gtown@spamgourmet.com

Reach out as soon as possible so we can get the wheels turning on this...(pun intended)

Splitter's Comment
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Sorry GTown if I got the copyright wrong on watch your wagon. The synapses are misfiring as the ticking time bomb wear’s me down. In other words, I is getting old!

G-Town's Comment
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Sorry GTown if I got the copyright wrong on watch your wagon. The synapses are misfiring as the ticking time bomb wear’s me down. In other words, I is getting old!

Just sharing the back story Splitter. It's a catchy, memorable phrase that I'd like every new driver to adopt like you have.

G-Town's Comment
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Bumping this...Rob I need 3 business days for Swift to process the rider policy. Please contact me if you want to do this Saturday. Thanks.

Rob, here is my SpamGourmet email address:

TT.gtown@spamgourmet.com

Reach out as soon as possible so we can get the wheels turning on this...(pun intended)

Robsteeler's Comment
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Hey G-TOWN, it looks like Schneider is going to sponsor a four hour training session for me at a local CDL school (Mike's in Clayton), and my test will be done here in Jersey. The only issue is I need to be there on Saturday at 0800. I'm not sure of the timeframe you were thinking of, but I don't think it's going to work. It's an amazing offer and I'd love to meet up eventually just to say thanks for the offer and the effort you put forth to help strangers. Thanks so much again!

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.
G-Town's Comment
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Rob wrote:

Hey G-TOWN, it looks like Schneider is going to sponsor a four hour training session for me at a local CDL school (Mike's in Clayton), and my test will be done here in Jersey. The only issue is I need to be there on Saturday at 0800. I'm not sure of the timeframe you were thinking of, but I don't think it's going to work. It's an amazing offer and I'd love to meet up eventually just to say thanks for the offer and the effort you put forth to help strangers. Thanks so much again!

Rob I am actually happy to hear that. Very happy actually, Schneider is seriously stepping-up for you. I think that 4 hours will be the instruction and practice necessary to get you past the sticking points.

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.
Robsteeler's Comment
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Thank you!

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