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Katie W.'s Comment
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Hey my name is Katie and I got hired about a month ago at a dispatch/brokerage company in Iowa! I do a little of everything here, sales... brokering... you name it. My first day, I was like... what's a lumper, isn't detention bad? Haha! So I've caught on a little bit (I'd like to think), but I'm just open to any suggestions from anyone that would be beneficial to my future in this industry. Likes/dislikes of the business... etc. Thanks !

Katie @ Hawkeye Transportation

Tractor Man's Comment
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Im sure Brett would love for your Company to advertise on this Forum.


Errol V.'s Comment
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Katie, you can use #1: the search bar at the top. That's the blank space between "Trucking Truth" title and the banner ad below it. #2: At the top left is a three bar menu. Touch on it, a big menu pops down. Follow something that might help out. There's a Trucking Wiki that's listed towards the bottom of that menu. Also, of course, you can do what you've already done: ask on this forum!

I got hired about a month ago at a dispatch/brokerage company in Iowa!

Sounds like you might really new to this business. Feel free to read up on these articles:


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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