Got My CDL Back!

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Steve L.'s Comment
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Wow! From wheelchair to Professional Driver? That’s FANTASTIC! That’s one ordinary person, doing EXTRAordinary stuff. Which, in my book, makes you an amazing American.

Congratulations!

G-Town's Comment
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Congratulations Rob !!!

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Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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I thank all of you for your well wishes. TT has become like family in the short time that I have been here.

G-Town, I plan on calling Jackie@Swift, in Arizona this morning and see if the offer to come to work there is still available now that I have my CDL instead of a CDP. Kind of a long story. And I will tell it later. But I would like to start before winter is over to get the experience again. Maybe I'll see you up there on your PA runs.

Old School, I thought I saw a truck yesterday coming back from Yuba City, CA. It was a Volvo, Grey but going the opposite way. Couldn't make out the name on the door. Do your trucks have Knight Transportation or SAPA on them? It was a good looking rig, and curtained trailer.

But now the adventure begins!

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.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

Old School's Comment
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Old School, I thought I saw a truck yesterday coming back from Yuba City, CA. It was a Volvo, Grey but going the opposite way. Couldn't make out the name on the door. Do your trucks have Knight Transportation or SAPA on them?

They have the SAPA logo on the doors, but they also have Knight logos in some other places. SAPA recently changed their name to "Hydro." So, I'm not sure how our new trucks will be branded, but for now they still have both company's logos on them.

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That wasn't me you saw, but I do get over to California occasionally. I'm in Texas now. I'm going to be doing some short hauls in and around Texas this month due to some medical issues I'm dealing with. It's nothing serious, but involves a few minor surgeries. My dispatcher is keeping me near home so I can come and go for the procedures with ease. I'm also taking time off from Christmas to New Years.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

Dispatcher:

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.
Doug C.'s Comment
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Awesome. It's the kind of thing that makes you want to "kick sand all the way back to the car." I'm really glad for you. Age is only a number!9

Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Old School, I couldn't see the logo but like I said it was nice looking rig. It was a cloudy day and near getting toward dark. Never drove a Volvo before, so I'll see what equipment the company I go work for has. Good luck on the surgeries hope is well.

Doug C., your right it's just a number.

Han Solo Cup's Comment
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People only write Congrats because they can't spell congratultashuns!!

Hahaha... I love that. Yes, congrats! You're an inspiration to all of us that are still considering this career.

Rainy D.'s Comment
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Christian F.'s Comment
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Congrats and good luck out there.

JoAnne EC's Comment
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Awesome job, Raptor!!!! CONGRATS! =D

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