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MiniD's Comment
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I just wanted to say hi and introduce myself. I am a United States Marine Corps Veteran and I just graduated from truck driving school and I am looking forward to my new career. I love reading the advice that is given to rookie drivers like myself and I am glad I joined trucking truth.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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And a warm welcome to you, MiniD!

Who will you be driving for?

Good luck and be super vigilant out there.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Congratulations!

Anne A. (G13MomCat)'s Comment
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Thank you for your service, Mini D ... and secondly, reading your bio; girl you can DEFINITELY do this, IMHO! Quite the conqueror...

Congrats, for sure; hope to see you around, would love to read your progress from here on~! Welcome to TT for sure~!!!

Jim S.'s Comment
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Congratulations!! I just received my CDL yesterday and will start orientation at Swift in about two weeks.

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.
Peter M.'s Comment
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That's awesome

Marc Lee's Comment
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Thank you for your service and congratulations and welcome Mini D..

Congratulations Jim S.!

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Ed L.'s Comment
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Congratulations MiniD and Jim S! Good luck in training and future endeavors. I will be starting my training with Nuusbaum Aug 5. I'm sure you're like me and excited about getting on the road.

Marc Lee's Comment
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I will be starting my training with Nuusbaum Aug 5. I'm sure you're like me and excited about getting on the road.

Ed L. Do you have experience? I thought Nuusbaum required it.

Congratulations!

Ed L.'s Comment
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No company experience, just a new CDL holder. They have a training program for trainees. They seemed reluctant to bring me on board at first after I sent them my application and folllowed it up with a phone call. A couple days later they called me back and asked me to come out and meet them. I spent several hours meeting some of their office/maintenance staff and out in the yard with a truck and trailer trainer. After the interview, they told me they would be glad to welcome me into the Nuusbaum family. They currently have 430 drivers and 22 trainees.

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.
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