My Training So Far. ...

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Ok so we started on pretrip not much happening with that our instructor gave us our papers to study after a run through of her doing it first. We've all just been going over the truck 1 at a time practicing. The in -cab part was nerve wracking for me but I'm over coming that finally! lol One guy here has it all down path and has been helping everyone else out. Two tested yesterday both passed it. The one guy who has it down path went first. Not much has went on except each person taking turns on the pre- trip. I feel confident with it and will test next week. We we're out of class today. I'm so ready to get this over and start on the backing and driving! shocked.png I keep reading about everyones training and mine is so different here or maybe I'm just thinking it is. Anyway Good Luck to everyone starting their journey!!

Will try to post more as I cansmile.gif

Kim T.'s Comment
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Sandy, keep it up and you will be there soon. Keep your eye on the prize. smile.gif

Army 's Comment
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Sandy

Can you please refresh our memory, where are you going to school?

Thanks Chris

S's Comment
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Thank you Kim! Same for you, Hope to hear about your training soon. Army/ Chris I'm attending a community college in my area. I received a grant to go there, I felt at the time this was better for me instead of going to a company CDL school.

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.
Army 's Comment
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Congrats, I just couldn't remember how you were getting your education. I look forward to reading about your time at school..

Joseph L.'s Comment
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Can't wait to read your next posting SandyS.

S's Comment
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So today finally get to school I've studied all weekend on pre trip and inside cab pretrip. I actually got in my car to practice this Haha just had to visualize the valves and stuff. So I'm second in line for test I drew A .. Form A whoo hoo!! I had it all down but was relieved I got that one! plus we had to do coupling and fifth wheel.

Well I passed my instructor was smiling from ear to ear right along with medancing-dog.gif , I told her I was so nervous and she knew but did I did awesome. Feels good to have that accomplished now on to the Backing!!! I start tomorrow one on one for an hour. Just gotta remember to keep calm. smile.gif

Army 's Comment
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Congrats on your progress so far!!

Rainy D.'s Comment
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congrats. keeping calm is the key to everything! everyone wants you to succeed, including the examiners. if you can relax and treat it like a puzzle that needs to be solved, it will help.

easier said than done.

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S's Comment
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Thank you Army and Rainy! Today was the backing... let's just say I need more work on it. lots More! I had a hard time with the clutch too even tho I've driven a manual in a car most of my life it was difficult for me in the truck and my instructor wants me to try the automatic. All in all the instructor said I did good for my first time. I'm disappointed tho about the manual but they dont want me to fail at this so I'm keep working hard at it . Thank you!

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

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