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Randall G.'s Comment
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New on this sight but wanted to take a minute to say what a wonderful place to gain knowledge,experience, advice, criticism and constructive criticism as well, a place where you can find many answers to your problems or just general questions,and a place to meet your fellow drivers that share the same passion. I truly see how this industry gets into your blood and makes it hard for those of us that really want to be the best,to be able just walk away from it. It is addicting. (LIKE A CRACK HEAD NEEDING CRACK). Of course I been waiting and contemplating over a year to do this and super glad I chose to do it. Meeting people that have the same passion and goals and hearing about their stories and all of the feedback is amazing. So for the ones that made this sight and the ones that run it,well done. You truly help not only is rookies,but everyone of us trying to get in or the veterans out there. Thank you all. 5 stars.


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Brett Aquila's Comment
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We're always thrilled to hear that we're able to help people Randall. Thank you for sharing that. On occasion people get pretty upset with us because we teach the reality of life in the trucking industry, and the reality isn't always what they had hoped for. But you can always count on the truth from us and we'll always do everything we can to help.


Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Randall, many of us experienced drivers, like me, came here years ago researching schools, just like you. I used the information, got my CDL , and became highly successful. I went from near bankruptcy and feeling trapped in a government job to having tons of money in the bank and 401k and feeling great freedom! I love my job and company.

So when many of us preach about attitide or trip planning or whatever, it is because we were once reading this forum and consuming the information. Now we live the life on a daily basis and give back.

When we hear whiners, we call them on it cause we went through it. Get it done if you want this. Training is short, dispatchers can be changed, trucks can be exchanged. Whatever someone's issue is, it can be solved with a cool head and respectful conversation. Too many hot heads fail.

Good luck!!!


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.


Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
HomeHalf's Comment
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I was just telling my TruckerHalf how invaluable this site is. Over the last few weeks of waiting for school to start he has spent countless hours reading post after post. There have been so many times that I have wanted to scream "umm hello!!! We are here! Get off that computer and spend the time you have left with us" Then he asked me to post my side of the story. That got me in here reading the stuff he has been absorbing as much as he possibly could. Shhh...don't tell him it is the first place I go now when I sit down to browse. How wonderful to have a place to see some of the "everyday" and then some of the wtf-2.gif

Thank you so much to the moderators. Trucking is a family like no other that is for sure! I am grateful that my Trucker found you all and it has made him more comfortable and prepared.


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