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Zachary K.'s Comment
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So hey, I'm Zach, my application to school with Wil-Trans was recently approved. So, I guess I will be creating and updating a "CDL Training Diary" when that all starts, in my down time. Don't really have any questions as of yet, pretty much just taking every practice test a few times a day, while following the guide here on TruckingTruth. Wish me 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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Wil-Trans:

Darrel Wilson bought his first tractor in 1980 at age 20, but, being too young to meet OTR age requirements, he leased the truck out and hired a driver.

Through growth and acquisition, Wil-Trans now employs over 200 drivers, and has a long-standing partnership with Prime, Inc. to haul their refrigerated freight. The family of businesses also includes Jim Palmer Trucking and O & S Trucking.

Old School's Comment
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Hey Zach, Congratulations! Wil-Trans is a great place to get started.

Welcome aboard, and we will definitely be looking forward to your diary and some updates.

Wil-Trans:

Darrel Wilson bought his first tractor in 1980 at age 20, but, being too young to meet OTR age requirements, he leased the truck out and hired a driver.

Through growth and acquisition, Wil-Trans now employs over 200 drivers, and has a long-standing partnership with Prime, Inc. to haul their refrigerated freight. The family of businesses also includes Jim Palmer Trucking and O & S Trucking.

Dave (formerly known as K's Comment
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Congratulations!

It'll be interesting to see how your experience compares with mine. Training program should be very similar to Jim Palmer and Prime.

Splitter's Comment
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Congrats & good luck 👍🏻

Zachary K.'s Comment
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Thanks everyone, been thinking about trucking a long time.

Peter M.'s Comment
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That’s awesome, man. Go get ‘em!

Jamie's Comment
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Congrats on being accepted! I look forward to your future updates. good-luck.gif

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