Passed Orientation At Wolding.

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Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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I am officially an employee now.

I can’t believe it. I messed up my test horribly. The only thing in my favor I think is almost all the points I lost were for pull ups to be safe.

Tractor Man's Comment
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Good job Grumpy. Congrats. Don't worry, they don't print pullups on your 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.
PJ's Comment
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Congrats!!! You were safe and a pass is a passdancing-banana.gif

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Thanks guys.

They tossed in two maneuvers at the end with no instruction or practice.

One was bumping a dock. I did it with a dozen or so pull-ups.

The other was like pulling between trailers at a truck stop. I actually did pretty well on that.

What really is embarrassing is the very first test was a buttonhole that I badly screwed up. Had to back out of it and start over. That just killed my confidence.

I really expected them to send me home.

Pete E Pothole's Comment
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Great stuff Grumpy, you got on with your first choice company!

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Great stuff Grumpy, you got on with your first choice company!

Yeah they have been my plan from almost day one.

Doug C.'s Comment
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Outstanding. I'm sure you'll have much better days ahead. Congratulations.

RealDiehl's Comment
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Congratulations! dancing-dog.gifgood-luck.gif

Old School's Comment
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Woo Hoo, now you've got a job - that means you've got to get after it! Hang in there, it takes a little bit to get the hang of this business.

LDRSHIP's Comment
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You will just have to do all the yard maneuvers again when you come back from training during upgrade. No one gets to practice the driving obstacle course or bumping the dock. The obstacle course should just be following Kyle around it. At least that is what Andy did. The bumping the dock is not practiced to see how you will handle it. It is one of those jump into the pool and see if you can swim.


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.


Operating While Intoxicated

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