L&T Truck Driver Training Spokane, WA

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Monica B.'s Comment
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I'm on day 3 and so far every day is studying for our permits on Friday.

To start, you must get a DOT physical, Drug screen and Driver's abstract prior to starting. They will pay for everything except the abstract.

I was told because of my previous schooling I'm first to drive on Monday. I am driving the Volvo Super 10. More updates as they come!


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.

Turtle's Comment
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Welcome Monica, and thanks for sharing. Keep the updates coming, you'll be helping out a future student. Good luck!

Monica B.'s Comment
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So tomorrow I take my test for my permit and Monday we will hit the road strong! Not much to really say other than to study study study! So far this seems to be a really great school small class which I really like.

PackRat's Comment
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What is this "driver's abstract"?

Banks's Comment
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What is this "driver's abstract"?

Driving record. Usually only goes back 3 years, but it varies by state.

Monica B.'s Comment
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So today was an absolutely wonderful day! My instructor gave me today off because I had to be back in colville so I can go to the DMV and take my test and I also had to change my address at the time. So I went in this morning was a little bit nervous but I ate every single test! I now am the holder of a brand new class a CDL permit from the state of Washington! I called my instructor and told him it was a one-and-done and he said he will see me Monday 7:30 a m on the truck!

Super excited!


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.


Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.


Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

PackRat's Comment
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Awesome news! That's a BIG step!


Monica B.'s Comment
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Today is Monday and I get to start on the tracks woohoo! So ready to learn again!

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