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Cynthia H.'s Comment
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Hey friends, I’m in Kingman, AZ this morning to begin my CDL training. It’s been snowing here so I’m taking that as an added bonus to learn to drive in adverse weather conditions. I’m ready to get this adventure started.

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

G-Town's Comment
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Welcome to the forum! Good luck with your training.

Wouldn’t hurt to take a look at our starter kit...you will find the information timely and useful.

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.
Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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Good luck Cynthia. What company did you go with?

Doug C.'s Comment
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Welcome Cynthia, I used to live in Kingman. I worked at the Hospital there. I also volunteered as Victim Witness Advocate with the County Attorney's Office. Good luck in your training.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Cynthia H.'s Comment
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Big Scott, I went with CFI. I’ll be in Kingman for two weeks then to Phoenix for orientation, one week home time , then out with my trainer.

Good luck Cynthia. What company did you go with?

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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Welcome aboard. Good luck with everything. CFI is expanding their training and orientation locations. I can't keep up.

Tractor Man's Comment
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Great news Cynthia. It's nice to have another Arizona driver on the forum.

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Joe G.'s Comment
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Is there a lot of traffic out in Kingman AZ? Does CFI teach auto-shift or manual transmission?

Tractor Man's Comment
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Is there a lot of traffic out in Kingman AZ? Does CFI teach auto-shift or manual transmission?

No traffic problems in Kingman. Small City at the junction of I-40 and SR 93,with a population of around 30,000, and about 3500 are inmates at a private medium security prison. I believe the prison is the biggest "industry" in Kingman. I'm sure Cynthia will set me straight if I got anything wrong.

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Doug C.'s Comment
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I'm an Arizona native born in Prescott. I lived in Kingman about 1990, and recall that there were five highways in and out of town with a truck stop at each end. The wind always blows. It was a nice town to live in. I drive through there a lot on American Truck Simulator, but it's not all that accurate.

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