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Bruce K.'s Comment
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Marc, in answer to your question, I had my CDL before I started training at Schneider. I went to Diesel Driving School in Sun Prairie, WI because at that time I needed to be home every night and the school was nearby. Schneider had shut down their CDL program and were only accepting trainees who had already gotten the CDL.

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.
Marc Lee's Comment
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Marc, in answer to your question, I had my CDL before I started training at Schneider. I went to Diesel Driving School in Sun Prairie, WI because at that time I needed to be home every night and the school was nearby. Schneider had shut down their CDL program and were only accepting trainees who had already gotten the CDL.

Thanks Bruce. I remember that now...

So if you got 2 weeks with a TE and wanted 3... not sure where that leaves me (other than trusting the process).

Must have been your great mower and trailer backing skills which sealed the deal for you!

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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.
Bruce K.'s Comment
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Marc, I just would have liked to get the extra week so I could hone my shifting. Upshifting, no problem. Down shifting was where I needed more work. But that should be a moot point for you since I will be surprised if they train you in a manual.

Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Congratulations Marc

And good luck, you'll do fine.

Raptor

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