Passed My CDL Test!

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Lou's Comment
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Hello everyone,

It’s been a while since I’ve been on here but wanted to let you know that I have completed my CDL training and passed my test for an unrestricted Class A license this past Friday! Thank you for all the advice you guys and gals put out here each and every day.

I’ve been discussing employment opportunities with Schneider, Werner and ACT out of Kansas City. All can get me home weekly which is what I prefer and want but Werner’s weekly hometime is only for their Dollar General account in my area anyway. I need to figure out what will be the best fit.

Anyway, just wanted to give everyone an update and to once again thank you all for the continued advice you put out here!!

Lou

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.
Michael W.'s Comment
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Watch that Dollar General, especially if it entails store delivery, you better be in great shape and really be confident in moving that piece of equipment around in some very tight and restrictive spaces. Definitely not for everyone.

Marc Lee's Comment
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Hello everyone,

It’s been a while since I’ve been on here but wanted to let you know that I have completed my CDL training and passed my test for an unrestricted Class A license this past Friday! Thank you for all the advice you guys and gals put out here each and every day.

I’ve been discussing employment opportunities with Schneider, Werner and ACT out of Kansas City. All can get me home weekly which is what I prefer and want but Werner’s weekly hometime is only for their Dollar General account in my area anyway. I need to figure out what will be the best fit.

Anyway, just wanted to give everyone an update and to once again thank you all for the continued advice you put out here!!

Lou

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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.
PackRat's Comment
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Congratulations to you!

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We highly discourage any new driver from starting their career on any local or regional Dollar accounts. Too much risk for short term gains.

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

Bre The Newbie 's Comment
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Congratulations! Whatever company you decide to go to I wish you nothing but the best and safe travels.

Miss Ed's Comment
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Way to go, Lou! Congratulations, and best wishes!!

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