(Late) Introduction!

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JoAnne EC's Comment
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I've been on here for a while but after seeing people's intros, I thought I'd "officially" say hello!

I'm a 42 yr old single parent living in the metro area of Portland, OR. My plan is to get my CDL once my twins graduate HS in 3.5 yrs. I am taking the High Road Training program (while I'm at work lol) and I love the structure. I've got 99% through the first 30 pages and I'm loving absorbing all this new info!

I enjoy reading through the forum topics and I've read through a lot of the blogs and other great info on the site. Brett is a genius and I'll tell anyone who'll listen about how great this site is! I read the online version of Brett's book and I bought it in paper copy as well so I can re-read and make notes. I'm also taking notes throughout the High Road program. I've read "Bumper to Bumper" a couple of times over the past few years; I love learning the terminology and how certain things work.

I SO appreciate the wealth of knowledge you guys (to me, "guys" means everyone) share. I like how you guys are brutally honest when you need to be but you all obviously care about supporting each other and you all have great senses of humor when the time's right too! Everyone also brings up great points that I may not have thought to ask about, myself. It's all very helpful.

Anyway, just wanted to say hello as I prepare for this amazing journey into truck driving. I still have a way to go but it'll be here before I know it and I CAN'T WAIT!!! Stay safe out there!

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.
Old School's Comment
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Okay JoAnne, get back to work now! smile.gif

Jamie's Comment
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Well late welcome to the forums!

JoAnne EC's Comment
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Okay JoAnne, get back to work now! smile.gif

But I don't want to!!! dancing-banana.gif

JoAnne EC's Comment
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Oh, a little background - I've been at my job in healthcare x 11+ years now and I'm just burnt out (hard). Yes, I know it's a totally different gig but I LOVE driving and I've loved rigs for a long time. Can't wait to join you all on the road!

G-Town's Comment
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Oh, a little background - I've been at my job in healthcare x 11+ years now and I'm just burnt out (hard). Yes, I know it's a totally different gig but I LOVE driving and I've loved rigs for a long time. Can't wait to join you all on the road!

Nice to finally, officially meet you...JoAnne.

Your motivation for getting into trucking is very similar to mine. Click on my name and read my bio, you’ll see (read) what I mean.

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JoAnne EC's Comment
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Nice to finally, officially meet you...JoAnne.

Your motivation for getting into trucking is very similar to mine. Click on my name and read my bio, you’ll see (read) what I mean.

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Thanks, nice to meet you too! Definitely the same thing. Congrats on making the jump - can't wait to join you!

Jamie T's Comment
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Welcome, this site has all the tools you'll ever need. I studied with the High Road program and got my CDL permit easily. I'm starting my class in a couple weeks and I feel this site is giving me a lot of info which will be helpful when I start. 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.
JoAnne EC's Comment
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Welcome, this site has all the tools you'll ever need. I studied with the High Road program and got my CDL permit easily. I'm starting my class in a couple weeks and I feel this site is giving me a lot of info which will be helpful when I start. Good luck.

Thanks Jamie! I can't wait - Good luck in class; make sure you let us know how it goes for you! =)

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.
Dave (formerly known as K's Comment
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Well, here's my official welcome to the forums.

Welcome!!!!!

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