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Country boy's Comment
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Starting school 10/7/19. Excited about the new career

Old School's Comment
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Congratulations Country Boy!

Have you invested any time in our starter kit? There's a lot of great information there.

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.
Country boy's Comment
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Yes I have used the study materials here and aced the permit test. Very good setup here for test prep. The air brakes were fairly easy for me since I already work on them and have a bendixen certification. :)... Sent Brett an email thanking him for setting up such a great resourceful site. And I would like to say thank you to all helpful advice you guys and gals put up here.

Spoonerist 's Comment
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Congratulations!

Cheers,

G

Country boy's Comment
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Well got an opportunity during school to go to Schneider Bulk. Did some research on them and couldn't really find anything bad. So I took it, they are paying for my tuition reimbursement and I'm currently about to start fourth week of training with SNBC.

PJ's Comment
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Oh boy, That is going to be rough. I don’t mean to rain on your parade, but tankers are a totally different animal. And the chemical business is in its slow period. This year is even slower than normal. Pay very close attention in class. Schnieder has a very good class program, but still tanks are not for new drivers. Many more challenges.

Be careful and safe.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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I think he might be in the dry bulk division. Country boy, are you hauling dry goods in the bulk tanks?

Cwc's Comment
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I think he might be in the dry bulk division. Country boy, are you hauling dry goods in the bulk tanks?

I'm not sure they have a dry bulk division.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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I'm not sure they have a dry bulk division.

Oh, that may be. I thought they did. I just looked on their website and I see nothing about dry bulk.

Cwc's Comment
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Hopefully he does some fast talking with PAM or start with the dry van division. This is a bad time of year to learn to drive a truck with an olympic sized swimming pool behind it. Or best case scenario I'm completely wrong and they do have a dry bulk division. That would be great.

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.
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