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Rainy D.'s Comment
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My trainer told me she thought I will do well because I have common sense and know how to use it.

Keep those fingers crossed! smile.gif

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yeah trainers love students w8th common sense. many dont have it. Glad it was worth the wait!!!

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HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Kim T.'s Comment
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Getting ready to head to Cheyenne, WY!!!

Be safe everyone and have a great day!

Ernie S. (AKA Old Salty D's Comment
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Stay safe and have fun. More than likely going to the Walmart DC.

Ernie

Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Kim T.-So do you think the bus ride was worth it now?confused.gifconfused.gifdancing.gif

Good luck out there girl, you have just started on your journey. Keep the rubber side down.

Robert D. (Raptor)

PJ's Comment
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Common sense is highly uncommon these days. That’s about 75 percent of life, lol. Be careful in the mountains.

Wishing you the best

Kim T.'s Comment
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Ernie, yes, that’s where we are going. It’s a drop and hook. I’m really enjoying this.

Robert, ummmm I would have rather had a different mode of travel but it is what it is. lol I do know I will never ride another one.

We stopped about midnight last night not too far past Lincoln, NE. It’s rainy and yuck but it should stop soon. I actually got in and out of the top bunk without killing myself...getting out was a little iffy and I had to try it twice. LOL But I did it.

Anyway, it’s almost time to pre-trip. Have a great day everyone and be safe!

Drop And Hook:

Drop and hook means the driver will drop one trailer and hook to another one.

In order to speed up the pickup and delivery process a driver may be instructed to drop their empty trailer and hook to one that is already loaded, or drop their loaded trailer and hook to one that is already empty. That way the driver will not have to wait for a trailer to be loaded or unloaded.

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.

Kim T.'s Comment
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Thanks PJ! Love the truck in your pic.

I was raised most of my life in the mountains of West Virginia so I know how easy it is to go faster than what is safe. Yes, I know driving them in a truck is much different than driving them in a car. I will be safe and aware. 😁

PJ's Comment
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Thanks Kim you are very kind. It is very well maintained and drives like a new one. Your a step ahead of alot of new drivers, and your very right mountains in a loaded truck are very different. Slow and steady is the order of the day. Look forward to hearing as your journey continues

Kim T.'s Comment
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Now we are heading to Colorado then New Jersey. shocked.png

A great motivation for passing my CDL exam: getting out of the top bunk! lol Getting in and out of it is an adventure in itself. Jeez! My first attempt getting out of it had to be aborted because I couldn’t find my second foothold. More successful on the second attempt. Yeah, I’m ready to graduate from the top bunk. lol

Have a great day everyone and be safe!

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.
Ernie S. (AKA Old Salty D's Comment
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Kim T.,

Sounds like you are doing just fine so far. Before you know it, you'll be testing out and have that CDL. Then the real fun begins, learning all the things you need to know to survive out here on the road.

Ernie

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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