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Fernando D.'s Comment
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Hello everybody, just wanted to say Thank you to everyone who has shared there knowledge and experience. I feel more prepared mentally and emotionally. I start CDL training at Prime on o1.21.19. I am excited to get started. I am committed to stay on board and be a safe driver. I am committed to evolve from any challenge and learn from them. I choose a positive attitude that no matter what I encounter it to shall pass. I welcome any constructive feedback. Thank 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.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Michael S.'s Comment
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Good luck! Springfield? If so, I'm one week behind you.

Fernando D.'s Comment
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Hi Michael, thanks, yes Springfield. I am currently reviewing the CDL manual already. Best of luck to you too.

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.
Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Hi Michael, thanks, yes Springfield. I am currently reviewing the CDL manual already. Best of luck to you too.

Check out the High Road Training here, it will be a huge help, much more so than the manual.

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.
Turtle's Comment
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Yeah, I agree with Grumpy. Study the High Road CDL Training Program exclusively and you won't have any problem with the permit test. Remember to focus and keep a positive attitude. Most importantly don't forget to come here with any questions you have. We can help. 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.
Fernando D.'s Comment
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Hi Turtle and Grumpy, thanks for the feedback. I started studying the High Road CDL Training program and I am enjoying the review questions and the reminders what to memorize. It's very helpful. Thank 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.
Pete's Comment
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Studying exclusively the High Road Training Program I passed General Knowledge, Air Brakes and Combination Vehicles. I missed one question in each section. Got my permit in the state of Georgia on the first try.

Combination Vehicle:

A vehicle with two separate parts - the power unit (tractor) and the trailer. Tractor-trailers are considered combination vehicles.

Rainy D.'s Comment
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And understand Prime gives NO classed on the permit test. You take the test on day 2. You can take the test multiple times if you fail, but some people wind up going home because they thought orientation was a "teach for the written exam class".

Good luck!

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