Passed Permit Tests Today

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RAMS4LIFE's Comment
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Well, I'm one step closer to Prime. Got my permit today with tanker and haz-mat endorsements. Passed my DOT physical last week.

Obviously the high road training was very helpful. Also the CDL prep app and Trucker Country was a huge help.

I'm pretty sure I'll be starting Feb 11th. I couldn't (wouldn't) start until after the Superbowl. Didn't want to take a chance of missing my Rams in the SB.

I've been absorbing as much great info from all you guys here for the last several months.

Looking forward to my new "lifestyle"

Thanks again everyone


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.


Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Doug C.'s Comment
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Way to go Ram, awesome job. I'm in the process of studying for the permit test right now. I was planning on taking it in February that has changed to M, and starting school in May instead of April. To make a long story short I have a good friend that's having surgery in March and I need to be around to help him get through it. We mangage apartments together and I need to stick around til he gets back on his feet. You must be very excited to have the first leg of your journey finished, that is passing the test and the endorsements. Can't wait to see the Super Bowl either. Anyway the best of luck to you. Keep us up to date with your progress.

RealDiehl's Comment
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Congratulations! I hope you enjoy that wonderful feeling of accomplishment. Remember how it feels to achieve a goal you set for yourself. You'll get the opportunity many times while in school. Use those opportunities to stay motivated. Best of luck!


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Turtle's Comment
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Congratulations. Keep moving forward!

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Congrats! Now to find a company and school. :)

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Congrats! Now to find a company and school. :)

Sorry, wrong post.

Congrats on the tests, and good luck at Prime

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