Just Passed My CDL Test

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Devin P.'s Comment
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I been looking at this forum for months and months, looking to start a career in trucking. I finally said screw it and took the plunge. Took 2 weeks and studied my CDL permit. Quit my job knowing I NEVER drove a big rig before and was taking one hell of a chance and going full steam ahead. I just took my time and did not rush my learning. I just took my CDL road test and passed it. I am very excited to get on the road. I feel like this will be very rewarding. I am 35, I have a wife and 2 kids one almost 18 and one 11. I came from IT career, I felt like I was not growing there and after 9 years there was no improvement. So I am very excited to see where this takes me.

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Wild-Bill's Comment
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Congrats on the acomplishment! dancing-banana.gif

It seems I'm at the point you were a few weeks ago. Trying to decide if I should take the plunge or not after a career in a completly different field. I admire the courage it took to make that plunge. Best of luck in getting your career rolling.

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.
Rob T.'s Comment
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Great work! Any idea where you plan on beginning this exciting, rewarding career?

Devin P.'s Comment
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I went with eagle. So far the people here are awesome.

Wild Bill it was definitely a rush, I was quite nervous to jump in and do it.

PackRat's Comment
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Congratulations to you, Devin!!!

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Marc Lee's Comment
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Congratulations, DRIVER!

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