Took My Test Today

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Robsteeler's Comment
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And...I PASSED! 😁 First thing I did was stop at the DMV and I picked up my CDL. I'm estatic! I called Schneider today and they're scheduling me for orientation. Thanks for all the help and support from all of you. It's been a tough road, but I got one of the brass rings.

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.

Chip Bagg's Comment
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Good stuff man congrats. Some exciting stuff you are going to learn even more at orientation. I did mine out of the Gary terminal.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Rob T.'s Comment
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Old School's Comment
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Outstanding!

Yes, you definitely earned your dancing bananas!

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Army 's Comment
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Congrats!! That is some great determination and hard work!!

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Congrats man!!! We knew as long as you didn't quit you'd succeed. Keep that in mind for the rest of your first year in the industry. Stick with it through the tough times and it will all work out.

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Big Scott's Comment
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CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! We knew you could do it. dancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gif

G-Town's Comment
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That is fantastic Rob. Congratulations!

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PackRat's Comment
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Dave (formerly known as K's Comment
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Congrats!

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Truly an inspiration!

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