Trucking School Started Today! DAY ONE

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Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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So, started school today! My class takes the permit test on Friday. I have been studying the High Road CDL Training Program, Truck Driver's Career Guide,

, so It should help with the class and the tests. I have learned a lot here at TT, so thanks Brett and all who have been so helpful to me returning to the trucking life I missed for the last 8 years (going on 9.) We had a lot of paperwork to fill out today and still was able to get in some lessons. I tell you my instructor missed his calling as a comedian. But his knowledge and his insightful side notes has given me a new birth about trying to get the new rules and regs down.

Well, been a long day, going to shower and hit the hay.

Pre-trip Inspection:

A pre-trip inspection is a thorough inspection of the truck completed before driving for the first time each day.

Federal and state laws require that drivers inspect their vehicles. Federal and state inspectors also may inspect your vehicles. If they judge a vehicle to be unsafe, they will put it “out of service” until it is repaired.

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.
G-Town's Comment
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Good luck!

Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Thanks.

Day 2:

We did pretests on General knowledge and Combos today. Started air brakes this afternoon and will finish tomorrow. It is surprising on how much you forget in 8 years. Though the High Road CDL Training Program, has helped a lot. California's tests are a little different, but many of the questions are the same. Will continue the diary tomorrow. Kinda cool to do a diary for this training.

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.
Jeramy H.'s Comment
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If you are a technology guy, try downloading the CDL prep app on your phone and study those practice tests. That along with the study material they have given you will help a great deal.

The app has a steering wheel icon. I used that app and it really helped me out.

Hope this helps! Good 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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Peter M.'s Comment
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That's great.

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