My Experience In School And With Trucking Truth

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Eric N.'s Comment
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Hey guys and gals,

A few thoughts on the process of obtaining a CDL with company paid training and the role Trucking Truth has played.

I began this process months ago. While deciding I found Trucking Truth (TT). I read article after article. I made my own decisions. I felt more informed. After choosing an employer paid situation for school, I signed up for The High Road training aid (free). I studied my ass off and got my Permit. Took a bus to school, checked into my hotel and started school 2 weeks ago.

Basically, if you are prepared to study and anxious to learn, all is well. I passed Pre-Trip this AM. CDL school is a microcosm (tiny picture of process) OF LIFE.

Come prepared to study hard and have some humility. Don't be one of those folks who puts any emotion into this. It's kinda like wanting pretty flowers and not respecting or enjoying the process of gardening.

Thanks again to this site and valuable tools. If all goes well, I'll be earning a paycheck within the next few weeks.

Be Safe,


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.


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.


When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Spaceman Spiff's Comment
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Cheers on the success, and a big YES on the microcosm size event that school is. You're on your way to do great things and have clearly absorbed good information on your journey.

I've only been out alone since June 10th and already team training / schooling seems ages ago.

RealDiehl's Comment
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Congratulations, Eric! And may your flowers bloom in abundance.

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