What To Expect First Week Of Cdl School

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Matthew 's Comment
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Hey guys I start next weekend at community college already have permit and dot physical I've been watching pre trip and air brake inspection videos over and over what can I expect the first week of school?I'm afraid I may struggle with pre trip so I've been watching it over and over.how was everyone's experience while at school?

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.

Old School's Comment
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Hey guys I start next weekend at community college already have permit and dot physical

Hey Larry, welcome to our forum!

Was that a prerequisite of the school to go ahead and get your permit? Typically that first week of schooling is cramming for the written tests for the permit. If that's what everyone else is doing, you may be bored to tears that first week!

How long is the course? Did you consider any of the Paid CDL Training Programs? They are considered by us as one of the best routes to getting your career started off successfully.

Have you tried working with our pre-trip study guide materials? They are sure to bring you up to speed.

Pre-trip Inspection:

A pre-trip inspection is a thorough inspection of the truck completed before driving for the first time each day.

Federal and state laws require that drivers inspect their vehicles. Federal and state inspectors also may inspect your vehicles. If they judge a vehicle to be unsafe, they will put it “out of service” until it is repaired.

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.

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