CDL Training At A Local College Truck Driving Academy

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G-Town's Comment
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Yes once you get out of town going north, south, east or west it’s 75mph, I only went about 62-65 as that is all I felt comfortable with,

Glad to hear that Brent. There is no reason for a student to drive a truck at 75mph no matter what state they are training in.

Brent R.'s Comment
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Well took the driving test today and passed, what a relief, then went to DPS took the Hazmat and Doubles and Triples test and passed so tomorrow have an appointment to get my fingerprints done for the Hazmat, still 3 weeks of school left, they are pairing us up with instructors and taking day trips all over the Texas Panhandle to get more driving in and pulling different trailers and driving different trucks, lots to learn can’t wait.

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

Doubles:

Refers to pulling two trailers at the same time, otherwise known as "pups" or "pup trailers" because they're only about 28 feet long. However there are some states that allow doubles that are each 48 feet in length.

Rob T.'s Comment
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Brent R.'s Comment
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Yea Rob its a huge relief to get that test done, I was a little stressed last night but read Raineys article about its not the end of the world if you fail and I had that attitude when i took it and it helped calm me down and relax.

G-Town's Comment
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Great job Brent...just saw this. Congrats!

Brent R.'s Comment
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Thanks G Town appreciate it

Brent R.'s Comment
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Today the ones who have passed their CDL went out in trucks, we were in a freight liner pulling a box trailer, went to some small towns and on I-40 some, everyone has passed except one guy who couldn’t get the parking down and I think became frustrated so he will get another shot next week, otherwise everything is going well.

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.
Brent R.'s Comment
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Here are a few of the trucks we drive on our road trips after getting our CDL.

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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.
Brent R.'s Comment
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Brent R.'s Comment
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Today was a great day we drove all over, from Amarillo to Dumas, Borger, Fritch, Panhandle, Claude, each student drove around 100 miles, lots of highway, hills, construction, windy also, got a feel for that as well, also had the owner from Jax Transportation out of Amarillo come talk to the class,

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