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Jessica M.'s Comment
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So this happened super quick. I’ll be leaving Sunday at 2:45am and right now I’m trying to figure out any extra stuff I should bring and stuff to take care of beforehand. At least the trip to Iowa shouldn’t take too long. Figure I’ll do some studying on the ride.

Joseph L.'s Comment
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Jessica M. Hello, okay for as what to bring with you. Pack 7-10 days worth of clothes shirts and pants and probably two weeks worth of socks and under clothes. (Remember your clothes can worn more than one time between washes) You've going to want to bring hygiene items. Pens black and blue ink A note book. Shoes two pair (no cowboy boots) Flip flops for the shower or walking around the community areas. There is shopping and restaurants with in walking distance of the hotel. A shuttle goes to wal mart twice a week on Tuesday and Friday.

Breakfast is from 4:30am till 6:30am. It consists of fruit loops, brunch crunch, rice crispies and raisin bran. You also have a choice of toast and oatmeal. There is this brown water substance which they claim is coffee it's available 24 hrs a day. Lunch at the cedar Rapids school was served 11:30 am till 1pm. Good luck at school keep us updated

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.

Jessica M.'s Comment
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Thank you for all this info! A couple of those things I hadn’t thought about. I’m just worried about getting on the wrong bus. There are two stops in Chicago and Davenport.

Jessica M. Hello, okay for as what to bring with you. Pack 7-10 days worth of clothes shirts and pants and probably two weeks worth of socks and under clothes. (Remember your clothes can worn more than one time between washes) You've going to want to bring hygiene items. Pens black and blue ink A note book. Shoes two pair (no cowboy boots) Flip flops for the shower or walking around the community areas. There is shopping and restaurants with in walking distance of the hotel. A shuttle goes to wal mart twice a week on Tuesday and Friday.

Breakfast is from 4:30am till 6:30am. It consists of fruit loops, brunch crunch, rice crispies and raisin bran. You also have a choice of toast and oatmeal. There is this brown water substance which they claim is coffee it's available 24 hrs a day. Lunch at the cedar Rapids school was served 11:30 am till 1pm. Good luck at school keep us updated

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Joseph L.'s Comment
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Thank you for all this info! A couple of those things I hadn’t thought about. I’m just worried about getting on the wrong bus. There are two stops in Chicago and Davenport.

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Jessica M. Hello, okay for as what to bring with you. Pack 7-10 days worth of clothes shirts and pants and probably two weeks worth of socks and under clothes. (Remember your clothes can worn more than one time between washes) You've going to want to bring hygiene items. Pens black and blue ink A note book. Shoes two pair (no cowboy boots) Flip flops for the shower or walking around the community areas. There is shopping and restaurants with in walking distance of the hotel. A shuttle goes to wal mart twice a week on Tuesday and Friday.

Breakfast is from 4:30am till 6:30am. It consists of fruit loops, brunch crunch, rice crispies and raisin bran. You also have a choice of toast and oatmeal. There is this brown water substance which they claim is coffee it's available 24 hrs a day. Lunch at the cedar Rapids school was served 11:30 am till 1pm. Good luck at school keep us updated

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On the bus tickets it will say what buses you need to connect with, inside the terminal they will announce what bus is loading and where it's going.

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.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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Good Luck Jessica! You got thisgood-luck.gifsmile.gif

Joseph L.'s Comment
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Hey Jessica, hope things are going good at 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.
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