School Date Set For November 12th.

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Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Good for you Grumpy!

You are done with considering. It takes a while from conception to actually going to school. And the challenge begins, and you won't regret it!

Good Luck.

Amish country's Comment
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I feel like it's good to have the hazmat until you end up with a company you dont plan on leaving. That way if it doesn't work out you have all your options available. You may still end up doing something you thought you never wanted to do. I swore up and down I wouldn't do tanker and that's what has been a perfect fit so far. Granted its dry bulk but still a tanker.

Get everything you can and so you will always have options.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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I feel like it's good to have the hazmat until you end up with a company you dont plan on leaving. That way if it doesn't work out you have all your options available. You may still end up doing something you thought you never wanted to do. I swore up and down I wouldn't do tanker and that's what has been a perfect fit so far. Granted its dry bulk but still a tanker.

Get everything you can and so you will always have options.

Good advice, though tanker scares the crap out of me. Being laid up once was enough for me. :)

I will stay with any company that takes care of me, pays me, and treats me right. I don't need much coddling, just treated as they would like to be treated. I am not a job hopper, I tend to stay way longer than I should have at most jobs.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

Deb R.'s Comment
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Four years with Wolding, only had one time that I was in a spot where they required a TWIC , or pay an escort vehicle $50. Wolding reimbursed me the $50. That was in Philly shipyards.

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.

Kim T.'s Comment
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Good luck!

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Good luck!

Thanks, Kim. Hopefully, I do as well as you. :)

Brian's Comment
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About time future Driver. I'd say good luck but I have a feeling you won't need it.

Kim T.'s Comment
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Lol You’re going to do much better than me. smile.gif

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Don’t sell yourself short Kim, you accomplished something many couldn’t do.

And Brian, I appreciate the good luck. I may well need it, I’m certainly nothing special. I just have a desire to succeed, just like everyone else here that made it.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Well Friday was the final day of turning my customers over to their new IT companies, for those who requested it. Delivered my final order of toner today, and tomorrow I go to Rome to sign up for class starting roughly the 12th. I'm not sure if it will start Monday or Tuesday because of Veteran's Day. Hopefully I can take a look at the rooms at the place I will be staying, to see what I will need to bring.

Next week will be spent packing, studying, and wrapping things up around the house.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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