Help Me Find The Best Stories From Our Training Diaries

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Brett Aquila's Comment
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I need your help!

I'd like you guys to help me find the most compelling, interesting, and inspirational CDL Training Diaries you've followed here on Trucking Truth. I know we have a ton of them. So many people have struggled, endured the hardships, nearly given up hope, and overcome the challenges to get their truck driving career underway and I want to assemble them in one place for everyone to enjoy.

There are three main ways you can identify them:

1) Give me a link to the thread

2) Give me the subject of the thread

3) Give me the topic number from the URL. To get the topic number, just look at any page of the thread and in the address of the page you'll see something like /Topic-4523/ - that number is the topic number.

I'm going to assemble them into stories and probably put them in our blog, or create a new section on the website for them.

Off the top of my head I know Old School, Rainy, and MillionMiler had very compelling stories. I'd like to find those threads. But I know there are many, many more. I'd love to get at least 20 or more stories that you guys really enjoyed following.

Let me know some of your favorites!!!

Thanks!

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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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Rob D.'s Comment
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Solo's training diary at TMC (topic 24229):

Solo TMC

Turtle's training diary at Prime (topic 17418) (though you probably already know this one)

Turtle Prime

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.
Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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PackRat's Comment
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The Life, Death, & Resurrection Of My Trucking Career by The Persian Conversion

YES!!! Bravo to Rainy for finding this one for us. This is a Must Read for everyone, no matter what freight you pull.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Fantastic start! I really appreciate this.

Rainy, give me a link to yours if you know where it is. I also want to find Old School's and MillionMiler's.

G-Town's Comment
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The Life, Death, & Resurrection Of My Trucking Career by The Persian Conversion

This is a great one. Big Scott’s and Susan’s are also very good.

PackRat's Comment
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Topic #253....Old School at TMC.

PackRat's Comment
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Topic #88....Engineering Mother at Swift.

PackRat's Comment
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Topic #4940 by Andy C.....Roehl Training August 2014.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Thanks so much Packrat! I've gotta hand it to ya - I'm amazed you're in here helping out after surgery like that. Astonishing! So great to see that.

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