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Ray F. (aka. Mongo)'s Comment
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Just wanted to let you all know I got my CDL A learners permit today. I passed everything the first time. I am set for my Prime orientation next week.

I really want to say a big Thank You to Brett for putting together the greatest on-line CDL study program available. I still need to finish up the HOS portion however. Brett you are THE MAN.

I will try my best to stay in touch with the board here. Since it will be a while before I can get a computer on the road. I am looking forward to joining all the veteran and fellow rookie drivers out on the road.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Wine Taster's Comment
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WTG! You will do great in school! Be safe and have fun.

Troy V.'s Comment
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Congrats and good luck! Drive safe!

Ken C.'s Comment
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Which endorsements are you going to have..?

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Congrats Ray! That's awesome. I'm glad the High Road Training Program really helped out!

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I sure hope you can stay in touch from the road. Even if you have nothing but a smart phone - check in! We gotta know how things are goin for ya out there!

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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.
PJ's Comment
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Congrats Raydancing-dog.gifdancing-dog.gifdancing-dog.gif

Ray F. (aka. Mongo)'s Comment
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Ken once I get my CDL I will have to get my hazmat endorsement. Oklahoma law now says that they will not let you have any endorsements on a learners permit.

Brett I will have my smart phone with me so I will check in that way. I even mentioned this site to the DL examiner today. He is a good friend that I used to work with at the prison. He said that if he has someone having trouble passing the tests. He would recommend this site.

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.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

Old School's Comment
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Congratulations Mongo!

You will definitely find this to be a totally new direction as far as your career goes. If you find yourself second guessing your decision during your training time, don't let it bother you too much. Almost everyone goes through this during training time - it can be stressful, and it may make you wonder what was I thinking? Just bear up under it until you finally get to start running on your own in your own truck, it still might be a little stressful at first, but you will start to enjoy what you're doing more so also. Best of luck to ya!

Ray F. (aka. Mongo)'s Comment
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Thanks for the words of encouragement old school

Highway Grunt0311's Comment
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Hey Ray bro congrats man. Nice to see you moving so quick but I expect nothing less from a FMF. You better knock out all those test first go around you Grunt.

on a side note keep in touch when your OTR and enjoy it to the fullest bud. you're going to love it out there

Glad to see that despite all the bad truck drivers we get in this industry every day I am going to put my name and reputation on the line and say Welcome I know you are going to be one of the greats and help restore truckers honor everywhere and hold yourself to the utmost respect. Good job brother

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Fm:

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

EPU:

Electric Auxiliary Power Units

Electric APUs have started gaining acceptance. These electric APUs use battery packs instead of the diesel engine on traditional APUs as a source of power. The APU's battery pack is charged when the truck is in motion. When the truck is idle, the stored energy in the battery pack is then used to power an air conditioner, heater, and other devices

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