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Cj W.'s Comment
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Hey everyone. Just wanted to say I pass my cdl exam today. I did a pre-trip inspection , straight line backing, off-set left, and 90 degree alley dock. After that I perform a road exam.

Pre-trip Inspection:

A pre-trip inspection is a thorough inspection of the truck completed before driving for the first time each day.

Federal and state laws require that drivers inspect their vehicles. Federal and state inspectors also may inspect your vehicles. If they judge a vehicle to be unsafe, they will put it “out of service” until it is repaired.

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.
Old School's Comment
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Cj W.'s Comment
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Thanks old school

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Hey congrats Cj!!! Is passing the CDL exam the best feeling in the world or what???

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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.
Highway Grunt0311's Comment
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Haha Brett it truly is one of the greatest feeling aside from put your butt down in the driver seat for the first time outside the trucking school. It still sends a shiver down my spine from time to time. and welcome to the brotherhood Cj Stay safe and lets keeps working our way proving truck drivers are what most people stereotype us to be! Stay safe out there and may the trucking Gods keep yours wheels rolling

Rockin' Rick's Comment
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Congrats, CJ!

I got out on the road for the first time with my class... It was awesome!

Can't wait to reach where you are and move life into the next gear!

William.W (Polky Bill)'s Comment
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Congrats CJ!!!!! I'm soon to be there myself. I wish you the best and keep 18 wos rollin' good buddy!!!!

Cj W.'s Comment
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Thanks again everyone. I will be starting orientation with stevens transport then off with a trainer.

Wine Taster's Comment
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You will be great. See ya soon on that big ol highway!

Starcar's Comment
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CJ....you have finally stepped out there where you wanna be !!!!! Now when your with that trainer...WATCH LEARN ASK..... and keep up with us........we will always help...

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