Electric Book

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Charles V.'s Comment
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Where and how can I get electric book training. I havent worked for a major company since the early 90 s. All the companies want me to do electric applications and books. I'm slowly learning this thing. Out of work almost a year now , all I know is trucking. I've contacted couple hundred companies, most want to send me to truck driving school . That's what happened when they took my choffers and made me go to school to get CDL. I thaught I was going to jail in the spring of 2018, during a DOT inspection,because I didn't know what an icon was. I've been at my 70 hrs 52 weeks a year solid for the last decade and verry close to that for the two decades before. Feel like I'm in jail now, don't know how to deal with the world out of a truck. Have to find a way back in .


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.


Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Army 's Comment
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I am confused, you want an electronic copy of what book?

PackRat's Comment
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Are you wondering bout the correct operation of an ELD (Electronic Logging Device)?

Chris M's Comment
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I'm assuming you're talking about learning an ELD? There are quite a few different systems, so there's no one stop shop for telling you what the icons and buttons are on every device. Your company will give you a lesson on their system, and also a quick reference card or booklet. All you can do is study your particular device.

Charles V.'s Comment
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The ELD. I've never owned or messed with a computer. Can't get on with a company now . They said it was like my phone when they put it in the truck. I had got a touch screen phone just a few months earlier, and hadn't figured it out yet. I'm just learning enough to do d this and work it some. The recruiters I talk to keep telling me I'll have to go to truck driving school again almost 30 years trucking. I've never operated a remote controle. All I've done is run the road. I know little to nothing about all this new electric stuff. Most of my savings is gone ,and I can't get on a truck and go to work.

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