Three Cheers For The High Road CDL Training Program & Trucking Truth

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Wild-Bill's Comment
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One milestone down. I got my DOT card on Thursday and took the tests for the CDL learners permit on Friday. I’ve been studying the High Road material and taking the practice tests. Even got through a round of practice tests while waiting in line for the official test. I passed all three (general, combo and air brake) with only 2 missed out of almost 100 questions. The DMV guy even commented on how quick I got through the tests. What a confidence boost that was.

I just wanted to let everybody know how good the training material is! It made the whole test a breeze. I appreciate everything I’ve learned here. A big Thank You to everyone that had a hand in putting the test prep together as well as all of the pro’s that take the time to share their wisdom with wanna-be’s and or soon to be rookies like me. Every thread I’ve read has been full of information, inspiration or both.

I’m still not sure what I’m going to do, or where I’m going to go. I applied to several CDL training programs and after some additional research, I think I’m pretty well narrowed down to 4 contenders at this point Roehl, prime, Wilson & Veriha.

I’m still not 100% sure if this huge mid-life career move is the right move for me and the family or not. That might just be my security gland kicking in though. It’s a little funny to be just over 50 and trying to decide what I want to be when I grow up. Either way, the info here has helped tremendously and I’m grateful for everyone who has contributed here.

Now on to studying for endorsements as I divide what to do with the rest of my career

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.

Dm:

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.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

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.

PackRat's Comment
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Welcome to the Trucking Truth site and a big congratulations!

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Turtle's Comment
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Congrats WildBill!

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Steve L.'s Comment
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Congratulations!

Jay G.'s Comment
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Way to go, man! I should be getting my DOT medical card on Thursday and then from there, off to get my permit. Hopefully some of that good test mojo will come my way on test day, lol.

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.

Rick C.'s Comment
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Good news, well done!

Just so happens today that I passed my written exam as well. Medical done, so only the road test remains.

Spoonerist 's Comment
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Congratulations! Welcome to TT!

I found the training priceless.

Cheers,

G

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