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Big Tex's Comment
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Fellow truckers, I'm new to this way of life, I'm about to retire from the Army and currently on week 3 of CDL school permit in hand first time go thanks to the due diligence of this site and all the input from all. Y'all are awesome in my eyes. I'm committed to Knight Transportation dry van after a ton of looking, reading, talking with different companies. Long story short, Knight basically has what I am looking for and it just feels like a good place to earn my title amongst this site. Again without this site I do not think I would have been a first time go lol. Also, I should be conducting my Orientation and 4 week training in January. Not my first pick, but how my timeline is with retirement lol. So I look forward to being around for years to come. Thanks again y'all.

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.

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.
Anne A. (G13MomCat)'s Comment
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Berserker... thank you for your service...first and foremost.

I'm a trucker's wife, atm.. had a 'go at it' a few years back under my CDLP ... just isn't working out atm.

You seem to have a GREAT 'pre plan' and I'll be following you, diligently. Can't offer much, but for a welcome. You ARE at the right place for correct information, guidance, test info, et al.

All I have for you, just thank you for .. yeah.. and for being here~!

Best wishes; will follow ya for sure.

Anne

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

Big Tex's Comment
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Thank you kindly for the encouraging words. I always try and have a few plans lined up with 2nd & 3rd order effects from each, so hopefully I'm on the right path with this change.

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