1st Day Done

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Kyle M.'s Comment
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Hello all, My first day of orientation is complete. Was long and my hand is cramping from all the paper work. Was pretty fun though. Pretty small class I think there is 14 of us. Going to have Sunday of this week off but working Saturday. Will give updates along the way

Rob T.'s Comment
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That must be nice to have such a small orientation! Enjoy that Sunday off. It may be a while before you get that to happen again smile.gif

I forgot, what company did you decide to get started at?

Kyle M.'s Comment
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I went with Schneider because they seemed like a great company. Also I'll be regional so I should be home every weekend


Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Kyle, I remember all the paperwork on the first day. I almost ran out of signatures by the end of the day! If I did it again, I'd get a rubber stamp made up in advance. Schneider has a great program. Tough but fair. The more homework you do, the better you will do in class. So, be ready for some long days of educational activity. Go get em!

Kyle M.'s Comment
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Thanks Bruce still trying to recover from the hand cramps from today lol. Also catch up on rest my grey hound trip ended up being like 2 and a half hours longer then it was supposed to

Junkyard Dog's Comment
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By the title I thought this was your first day driving solo. But you have a lot to accomplish before that happens. When that does occur share it with us please. My first day was a total hoot... I'll never forget it. Everything ended up okay but trust me it is the most stressful day of your life. And you thought passing your CDL tests were?


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.
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