The Training Has Begun

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RealDiehl's Comment
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I met my new student today. Luckily we get along great.

After cruising around the yard for a bit we hooked up to a trailer and hit the road for a couple hours. He performed phenomenally well! After that I had him practice some basic straight backing. He's a natural. He kept it in between the lines on his first try and several subsequent attempts. He is a couple years older than me but, it was great to see him smiling like a kid when we got out on the road. He said, with childlike exuberance , "I cant believe I'm actually doing this. This is so f**king awesome!"

Well, here's hoping things continue to go well. In about two weeks (hopefully) he should be testing for his CDL...

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.
PackRat's Comment
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That’s super to read that your first student is really catching on so quickly.

Don’t get spoiled, though. I’ll bet they’re not all like him.smile.gif

Turtle's Comment
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I'm sure you'll be a safe, patient, conscientious trainer RD. Have fun with it. The next wave of Primates are depending on you!

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