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S's Comment
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So today I got checked into the hotel, they go over times when shuttle arrives to take you to the terminal. Tell you what time to pick up your Breakfast.. which is a brown bag with a poptart, cereal, milk. or you can get a microwave burrito. Well yum! lol Any hoo, not much except unpacking, resting for tomorrow up and early call at 6 am then its paperwork, drug test and CBLs. I'm told the wait times for a trainer could be weeks. Maybe that's not the case. confused.gifsmile.gif

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.

Joseph L.'s Comment
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I got my first trainer in ten minutes. Then I had to go home to get my CDL. I got sent to the CRST riverside terminal where I waited a week for a trainer. During that week I actually got four trainers. The problem was the company's computer system had me listed as being in Cedar Rapids. The first three were in Cedar Rapids, finally they got me one here. Typically the wait time from I saw at CR.England and at CRST was 24 hrs to one week.

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.

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.

S's Comment
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Wow been told so far its 2 weeks or longershocked.png

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