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Rob D.'s Comment
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Congratulations.

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Army 's Comment
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Nice....Congrats!! I had to catch up here, and I was feeling like I was reading in real time lol...even though it was late last week.

Rick S.'s Comment
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Good deal.

On to the next victim - errr, student...

Rick

LDRSHIP's Comment
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Congrats on your student passing, Turtle. Like Rick said, on to your next victim, lol

Turtle's Comment
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Not a perfect score, but a pass nonetheless. 6 points went against him for minor little things. Points don't matter now, they don't put them on your license. The important thing is he passed.

Yup, moving on to the next one. Thanks for following along, and for all the support.

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OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Rob T.'s Comment
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Great job by both of you. Hopefully your next trainee is a similar experience.

PackRat's Comment
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YAY!!!😀😀😀

PineTop's Comment
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WOW WOW WOW!!!!

What a great story this has been from you debating on catching that flight to go to Prime truck driving school to about to find out your first student is about to get his CDL. This adventure has been more enjoyable to me than some books I’ve read.. Congratulations on what you’ve accomplished so far.

I stumbled across this website and I love what it about compared to some of the snarky and bitter ones out there. Thank you Bruce for creating it.

A little backstory on me. I had a CDL at one time. I made the mistake of going to a regional small company instead of going with a larger OTR. We were required to sometimes unload our own dry vans and it wasn’t what I was looking for. My heart is on the long runs, and not unloading. My instructor INSISTED I used my brights whenever there wasn’t another car. With everything else I had to think about it put added stress on me. I was tired because I drove my own car 3 hours to meet him and my nerves and adrenaline wiped me out. I was discouraged. Not to mention he had us drive from Albany to Rochester with one of the tires flat. All in all I was discouraged and left truck driving and forfeited my CDL. This was about five years ago.

Fast forward to now. I regret not sticking it out and have been considering trying it again. I inquired with CR England because of the paid training, but after reading thru Turtles adventures and the way Prime does it, I think it is a great route to go. I live in CT. And am currently driving to Chula Vista, CA to visit my dad and brother. I’m just outside of Flagstaff now and I’m bummed that my drive will end today. The reason I decided to drive out here was to see if I had the desire to drive cross-country and by God do I ever. Of course it’s different in a four wheeler compared to 18 but I still have the passion. I love seeing all the rigs along the way and the Primes are sticking out to me now while the CR England’s aren’t any longer.

I wanted to thank everybody and especially you Turtle for your detailed experiences and blogging them for us all. It has truly inspired me and I look forward to refreshing everything and studying the training test and material on this website before giving Prime a call.

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.

Regional:

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.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.
G-Town's Comment
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Thomas wrote within his last reply...

I stumbled across this website and I love what it about compared to some of the snarky and bitter ones out there.

Thank you Bruce for creating it.

“Brett” is the creator/owner of the Trucking Truth website.

Bruce...? You out there? I’m sure you’ll have something colorful to add here.

PineTop's Comment
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LOL I was just going to change it but someone caught it before I could get to it.

Thomas wrote within his last reply...

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I stumbled across this website and I love what it about compared to some of the snarky and bitter ones out there.

Thank you Bruce for creating it.

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“Brett” is the creator/owner of the Trucking Truth website.

Bruce...? You out there? I’m sure you’ll have something colorful to add here.

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