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Rookie Doyenne's Comment
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I looked up a little about Yard Spotters / Jockeys... very worthwhile industry learning piece. Now I understand how those positions fit into the big picture as a very reasonable potential training path for some driver candidates, even at varying stages in driver skill development..... and bet that for many, there's good appeal in choosing this as the start point. I noted in postings across a diverse Socal trucking industry that some required a CDL while others did not.

Best with your audition on Saturday, Marc. You never skipped a beat - great stuff to share!

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

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.

Marc Lee's Comment
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thank-you.gif Rob! Not sure about yard and setup overall. Company appears to be based in IL and owns about 15 tractors and no trailers. May have another company or division, or perhaps they run someone else's yard... Dunno. (Schneider ran Target DC yard). May be able to figure it out once I (hopefully) get the address. Should hear details Friday if it is going to happen. He already knows I have backed day cabs and sleepers and am "improving" and unfamiliar with the yard mover but should I believe it will be easier and I should be able to pick it up quickly (I hope). We shall see!

thank-you-2.gif Rookie! Not sure why some require a CDL and others do not. Some state delivery to nearby locations (which obviously requires it). Some want 6 months to a year of experience. I think here it was a preference not a requirement.

Nothing ventured...

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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.

Day Cab:

A tractor which does not have a sleeper berth attached to it. Normally used for local routes where drivers go home every night.

Marc Lee's Comment
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So this "audition" is not going to happen.

After talking to "John" Tuesday I completed Indeed application as requested (and addes a cover letter). Didn't hear from him so I called today.

He said he was out so he needed to check with his boss to see if he had hired somebody and would call me right back. He didn't.

Guess his boss did and he is a bit of a chump!

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