Leaving For School On Midnight May 4th

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PackRat's Comment
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You’re doing fine, and you’ll get it, Doug. It just takes a lot of practice, so don’t get discouraged.

Doug C.'s Comment
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Thank you Pack Rat. I will persevere. It's kind of nice because my classmates are all struggling too. We are in the same boat. I want to throw this advice out to anyone in school or planning to go, observe all the backing you can. You learn a lot from watching.

Doug C.'s Comment
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Backing was better today. I made it about halfway into the alley dock before I gave too much pivot. The straight back and offset manuvers are coming along nicely. Providing I get the backing down and and road test done I could be finished this weekend. Then orientation by next week. That's my goal

Rob T.'s Comment
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Nice work Doug, feels great doesnt it? We're all pulling for ya!

PackRat's Comment
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Steady progress, Doug.good-luck.gif

G-Town's Comment
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How yah doin’ Doug?

millionmiler24's Comment
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Any updates?

Spaceman Spiff's Comment
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Bump for new updates. Doug, everything working out? Hopefully just on night driving and preferring to sleep in the day?

Doug C.'s Comment
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Hey guys, sorry it's been awhile since an update. I get up at 4am and don't get back until 6pm.

Anyway, I have been learning to backup. The alley dock has been the hardest, but as of today it's starting to click. I took the test and almost passed. I hope to tomorrow. If things go well I could have my CDL this week, then orientation and then trucking at last. I will keep you all posted. Thanks for caring about me and my experience.


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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Great to read things are going well on your road to success, Doug. Once it clicks, everything will fall into place.good-luck.gif

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