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Ryan Baccus's Comment
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Tomorrow I will be driving to Charlotte NC for Cdl training it’s only a 2:34 minute drive the company will provide us with a hotel, I think it’s only 4 students to a class, the director was telling me since I’m driving come Monday that I will need to drive to class for the purpose of doing the physical with students riding with me I told her I didn’t mind and Thursday the same thing for the Cdl permit, man I’m excited.

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.
Ryan Baccus's Comment
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I’ll be going to Seafood Connection as soon as arrive in Charlotte, I’ve heard great things about that restaurant from my fiancée and her aunt who happens to live in Charlotte, I’m a seafood person.

Old School's Comment
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You're getting started off right Ryan. Truckers love good food. I stopped in Branson, MO yesterday to do a 34 hour reset at my youngest daughter's house. I'm cooking smothered pork chops for her and my son-in-law tonight. I love to cook, and this gives me a chance to rest up, reset my clock, and unwind in the kitchen. Great times!

Ryan Baccus's Comment
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That sounds good smothered pork chops is a country thing I grew up eating it, I love cooking too wherever the good food is at I’m there 😂😂😂

You're getting started off right Ryan. Truckers love good food. I stopped in Branson, MO yesterday to do a 34 hour reset at my youngest daughter's house. I'm cooking smothered pork chops for her and my son-in-law tonight. I love to cook, and this gives me a chance to rest up, reset my clock, and unwind in the kitchen. Great times!

RealDiehl's Comment
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Tomorrow I will be driving to Charlotte NC for Cdl training it’s only a 2:34 minute drive the company will provide us with a hotel, I think it’s only 4 students to a class, the director was telling me since I’m driving come Monday that I will need to drive to class for the purpose of doing the physical with students riding with me I told her I didn’t mind and Thursday the same thing for the Cdl permit, man I’m excited.

First, good luck in school. Do your best to keep up your positive energy through the highs and lows.

Second: I dont know if I read this wrong so forgive me if missed what you were saying. Are you saying you are responsible for driving your classmates around? The school doesn't have a shuttle for students to travel back and forth to the hotel?

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.
Banks's Comment
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Second: I dont know if I read this wrong so forgive me if missed what you were saying. Are you saying you are responsible for driving your classmates around? The school doesn't have a shuttle for students to travel back and forth to the hotel?

When I was in talks with Pam, they told me I was responsible for getting from the hotel to the school and most students car pool there.

Ryan Baccus's Comment
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RealDiehl yes the director told me since I’m driving up there to drive to school Monday & Thursday she said do you mind taking some students with you to do the dot physical Monday & the permit test Thursday, because some of them will not be driving up here, I said I didn’t mind, I think it’s only like 4 students I drive a 2008 Chevy Cobalt 4 doors, I’m a big tall man at 6’1 300lbs but don’t look it lol, I’ll try to make room if need be 😃 and there is a shuttle that will take you from the hotel to school an back to the hotel.

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Tomorrow I will be driving to Charlotte NC for Cdl training it’s only a 2:34 minute drive the company will provide us with a hotel, I think it’s only 4 students to a class, the director was telling me since I’m driving come Monday that I will need to drive to class for the purpose of doing the physical with students riding with me I told her I didn’t mind and Thursday the same thing for the Cdl permit, man I’m excited.

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First, good luck in school. Do your best to keep up your positive energy through the highs and lows.

Second: I dont know if I read this wrong so forgive me if missed what you were saying. Are you saying you are responsible for driving your classmates around? The school doesn't have a shuttle for students to travel back and forth to the hotel?

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.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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Which school are you going to? Are you paying your own way or being sponsored by s company? Where will you be staying while in school?

Ryan Baccus's Comment
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TransTech School courtesy of Swift and I’ll be staying at La Quinta Inn

Which school are you going to? Are you paying your own way or being sponsored by s company? Where will you be staying while in school?

RealDiehl's Comment
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You sound like a good guy, Ryan. Hopefully your classmates will chip in to buy you a meal to show their appreciation.

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