Passed My CDL Examination Today! Wahoo!

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Bruce K.'s Comment
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It seems like I know a number of people who regularly post to the forums and discussions. So I finished my 3 week course at Diesel Driving School in Sun Prairie, WI on Thursday. Friday was a day off and today 5 of us tested with one examiner the school uses for the DMV testing. 3 out of the five passed and I was the last one tested. When my turn finally came, it was almost dark for the pre trip inspection and backing maneuvers. I was penalized 6 points on the backing. (twelve points are allowed), so I was pleasantly surprised by that. Then it was completely dark AND raining when we headed out for the driving part. In school, I had no opportunity to drive after dark or in the rain. However, I proceeded with caution and didn't make any fatal mistakes. When we pulled back into the testing area I wasn't at all sure I had passed the driving part. The examiner was kind enough to let me know I had passed and then helped me to understand where I could have done better. Now on to the next phase: selecting a company to drive for and continue my training under their wing. I know I have a lot to learn and a long way to go. But let me thank all the moderators and those who post their own experiences on Trucking Truth. This site has been a big part of my education.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Old School's Comment
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Congratulations Bruce!

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You might enjoy reading this Commencement Speech.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Thanks, Old School! You are one I have learned from, along with all the regular moderators and commenters. I make it a daily habit to keep up with new topics and comments here. It's like going to graduate school for free. Thanks to all for contributing their time to help educate new entries into the profession, like myself.

Dave (formerly known as K's Comment
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Woot! Congratulations!

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Rainy D.'s Comment
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Thanks, Old School! You are one I have learned from, along with all the regular moderators and commenters. I make it a daily habit to keep up with new topics and comments here. It's like going to graduate school for free. Thanks to all for contributing their time to help educate new entries into the profession, like myself.

whoo hooo!!! congrats! listen to old school...he taught me well... now look at me. Im a big mouth chick with a jersey attitude

PacMan's Comment
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Congrats Bruce. Make sure you also use this site to review the potential carriers that you may go with. Be safe out there.

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