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PackRat's Comment
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Thanks for all the shout outs!thank-you.gif

Survived the first day of orientation including the physical, road test, and backing tests. Now only about 1000 more CBTs to muddle through, and I can be a real truck driver again. I’d rather have an hour-long brain freeze than be doing these computer courses. BORING dull topics. “This is your ELD....This is what it performs”, “Proper etiquette when at a customer”, “HOS”, “Conflict resolution steps and procedures”, etc., etc. Definitely geared more to a brand new student than somebody that has actually driven, but still got to do them.

I did not see any autographed posters of Old School at the terminal , but the manager informed us these were on back-order since March.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Bruce K.'s Comment
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PackRat said: "I did not see any autographed posters of Old School at the terminal , but the manager informed us these were on back-order since March."

Haha! Old School gets a fee for his genuine autograph and it's not cheap! LOL

I'm sure classroom is boring for you. Just use the time to catch up on your sleep. (And always sit in the back row).

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

PackRat's Comment
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Ain’t no back row! There are a whopping three of us in orientation: a new student, a re-hire, and me.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Ain’t no back row! There are a whopping three of us in orientation: a new student, a re-hire, and me.

OMG PackRat, you are totally screwed then! You may flunk out!

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Army 's Comment
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Packrat

What do they require before you get on the road solo?

PackRat's Comment
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Packrat

What do they require before you get on the road solo?

For me? Pass the background checks, road test, backing tests, drug screening, complete lots of computer training topics. Advertised as orientation from Monday through Wednesday.

PackRat's Comment
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Packrat

What do they require before you get on the road solo?

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For me? Pass the background checks, road test, backing tests, drug screening, complete lots of computer training topics. Advertised as orientation from Monday through Wednesday.

Left one out!

Pass another DOT physical with their choice for the physician.

DOT:

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.

Army 's Comment
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Ok, so no road training since tour a cdl holder? Just curious really.

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.
PackRat's Comment
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Ok, so no road training since tour a cdl holder? Just curious really.

No road training for me. I have over 450K miles solo.

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.
Army 's Comment
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I didn’t think so, but I thought I would ask since others might wonder too. I hope tomorrow goes well.

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