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BlueJ's Comment
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Traveling Sunday 12/2/19 to Missouri for orientation and school. Something kind of weird about a 1 way ticket 😉. Full of hope to keep a great attitude and stick out year one of this new adventure. I’ve read a lot of blog posts the past month and watched YouTube videos. Still feel clueless, but if I had to choose 1 goal to remain focused on it would be “attitude”. It quite frankly may be the *only* item within my direct control rookie year. Lol! Cheers and hope all had a Happy Thanksgiving.

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.

PackRat's Comment
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Welcome to the Trucking Truth site, BlueJ.

Where is western central VA?

BlueJ's Comment
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Welcome to the Trucking Truth site, BlueJ.

Where is western central VA?

Lol thx for the welcome. I’m along the I-81 Corridor. Cheers! 😁

Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Welcome to the forum Blue j. Keep coming back, with your questions, many here are willing to give you the true answers. Take what can from School, but remember it's so you can pass your CDL. Good luck

Raptor

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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Welcome to the Trucking Truth site, BlueJ.

Where is western central VA?

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Lol thx for the welcome. I’m along the I-81 Corridor. Cheers! 😁

That narrows it down to 323 miles. Guess it's a secret.

Good luck

Old School's Comment
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Welcome to our forum Blue J, and welcome to the wonderful world of trucking!

I travel up and down the 323 miles of I-81 through Virginia almost twice a week. In fact I'm scheduled to make that trek this week. I'm leaving Louisiana tomorrow and running a load up into Connecticut.

We're glad to have you out from the shadows. I hope you'll bring any questions or concerns you have while training to our forum. There's plenty of people here who have been in your shoes, and they will be willing to help in any way they can.

Congratulations on making these first steps toward a future career!

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

Turtle's Comment
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Welcome BlueJ, good to have ya!

Spoonerist 's Comment
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Welcome Blue J!

I encourage starting a training diary. I love reading them and they were quite helpful when I went through in September.

One piece of advice that I kept in mind the whole time is that the process is like a long job interview. 2 months long... breathe, smile, and nod. When I would get flustered I kept that in mind and thanked the teachers, mentors, receivers, everyone.

There’s a gob to learn. Just put one foot in front of the other and the next thing you will know is that you will be solo.

Welcome!

Cheers,

G

Auggie69's Comment
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Welcome to the Trucking Truth site, BlueJ.

Where is western central VA?

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Lol thx for the welcome. I’m along the I-81 Corridor. Cheers! 😁

Always love those runs through the Shenandoah Valley and take them when offered.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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