Little Humor For Those Of Us In CDL Class

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Carl P.'s Comment
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Have you been so Boot (Rookie) that you.......

1.) Took a button hook in your POV (Personally owned vehicle) just for fun.

2.) Heard your engine rev up and you attempted to double clutch and realize your POV has no clutch.

3.) Loaded up the Walmart shopping cart with water just so your hauling a full load around the store.

4.) Purchase all new clothes with reflective material.

5.) Your driving your POV and its "Left mirror, gauges, rear mirror, gauges, right mirror, Rinse repeat"

6.) You open your POV hood for first time since CDL class started and start naming off engine parts using the phrase, "Properly secured, No loose or damaged parts, and no fluids...wait a minute there is fluid leaking.....Honey I need post trip inspection pad..

7.) You open your wife's car door after dinner, and start inspecting the weather stripping after she gets in.

8.) Your planning vacations to the nearest truck shows.

9.) You loose track of time in truck stop parts aisles.

10.) You watch action movies involving trucks, and are screaming at the tv how there is no way in hell that triple took that jump.

11.) Your music playlist has changed to include Red Sovine, Red Simpson, Jerry Reed, John Denver, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings, Geroge Jones, Boxcar Willie, Buck Owens, Betty Amos......

12.) Your wife is tearing up to sappy movies, and you get a frog in your throat hearing Teddy Bear songs from Red Sovine.

13.) Your planning your next Tattoo to have your CDL instructors name over a hammer and your name under the nail.

14.) Your planning with all the money your going to make, your own CDL school with skid pads and realistic simulators.

14.) Your plans of buying a home is turning out to be a super sleeper with slide outs, or taking a low boy and mouting a 40' RV on top, and running doubles.....Yea got you thinkin' didn't I ?

15.) You hear a trucker passing the city park grinding into gear and you mention to your wife, "If you can't find it grind it"

But the best part of CDL school is truckin down the road with your instructor in the "student driver" truck, and a big rig passes blowin his/her after market air horn and seeing the driver giving you a thumbs up and a wave......That says it all!

Remember, Have fun! We have big gears to fill!

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.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

Doubles:

Refers to pulling two trailers at the same time, otherwise known as "pups" or "pup trailers" because they're only about 28 feet long. However there are some states that allow doubles that are each 48 feet in length.

Double Clutch:

To engage and then disengage the clutch twice for every gear change.

When double clutching you will push in the clutch, take the gearshift out of gear, release the clutch, press the clutch in again, shift the gearshift into the next gear, then release the clutch.

This is done on standard transmissions which do not have synchronizers in them, like those found in almost all Class A trucks.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

OOS:

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.

Anne A. (G13MomCat)'s Comment
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This is actually EPIC.... hilarious, and outright truths, haha! Thanks for sharing~! (Did you pen this?!?) Should re'post in GENERAL forum, IMHO.

@Marc Lee ... good read for ya, bro!

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ps: Good luck in school, man!

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Spoonerist 's Comment
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You get in your POV (pos) and can’t figure out how to park with only 2 axels...

Excellent post!

Thanks,

G

Tony G.'s Comment
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That was funny!! rofl-1.gif

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