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Old School's Comment
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I'm copying and pasting a quote from a recent discussion. You may be familiar with it...

We are people of action. Truck drivers are decisive, they are focused, they thrive on getting things accomplished. If we have three and a half days to get from Denver, CO over to Portland, Oregon, and then down to Los Angeles, CA in the dead of winter, the last thing on our mind is how much time we are going to have to comb our hair and shave. We are going to bust our tail just to "git 'er done." We are not going to be wishing we could unionize ourselves and demand less stringent job requirements.

We love getting things accomplished, and if that requires sacrifices such as driving all night for three nights in the snow, we gladly take that bull by the horns and conquer it. We don't give excuses. We don't back down. "I can't," or "this is too hard" is not part of our conversation. We are doers. We leave the dreamers far behind us with each new sunrise. We don't back down, we don't give up, we are our own driving force, full of motivation and willingness.

We are never satisfied until we've gotten the present task before us accomplished. At that point we are already eager for the next challenge. If we've worked seventy hours we're wishing we could just get in another 15 to cap off a really nice week. We push all the limits, we are eager to get more done this week than we did the last. We are goal oriented.

CK's Comment
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Turtle... that was the most brilliant thing I've seen all day. 10pts to you, haha!

Michael S.'s Comment
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STart here er...Mr. Groves. When you make it thrOugh these you'll be well on your way to unDerstanDing the personality required to succeed at this. It all starts here. Good luck.

Bawhaha, I see what you did there,,,, shhhh!


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.
G-Town's Comment
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Brilliant Turtle...absolutely brilliant.

Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Greetings fellow Sactown man. If you can follow instructions and use those instructions for your good, then you can drive the beast. They come in all colors and styles. They have many different logos. But the name on the door doesn't really matter. It's your character, drive and determination to do this fun adventure. And as Old School has stated In his assessment. All that and more. Good luck.



Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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