Introduction From A Silent Assassin.

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Jbh J.'s Comment
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Hey everyone I've have been silently following on here for a year, researching, learning, etc.

I got my cdl nov 13th of this year and am training with western Express. I have read some great articles that have really allowed me to be in a great mind frame as I train with this company.

Things like: Performance based occupation All company's are in the business of making money Dont get sucked into other driver negativity and have your own experiences.

I am done with week 1 on my 34 hour reset Running expedited fedex runs one big loop each week. Ohio-newjersey and back and the Ohio-cali and back.

I feel like I got really lucky with my trainer I am extremely pleased,I think I earned his respect in my first week. Ended up avg about 600 miles a day all week.

Basically just wanted to introduce myself and let everyone that these posts and articles are still helping people in alot of ways. I appreciate everyone.



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.


Operating While Intoxicated

Victor C. II's Comment
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Jim I personally want to welcome you and say thank you for your feed back and congratulate you on making your decision to go with Western Express! Thanks for letting us know and keep giving it all you got!!! Im with Western Express and I have 97.46 hours left of my 240 hours. Im just as excited to graduate to rookie solo driver. You seem to have a good head on you, keep it on and safe from terminal rats and haters on companies cause they dont know how to max out their miles and are not getting the pay a top tier driver like Old School, G-Town and Errol V. are. Keep on trucking and letting us know how you are doing. Talk at you soon😁.


A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

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