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Bird-One's Comment
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Don't give up More. Just don't. Hang in there. Use the holiday to reset your mind so to speak. And try again when you are able to. I can imagine how frustrated you are with the process. Some get their cdl easier than others. Some got pure luck. Think of it like this once you get that cdl you will be set for as long as you choose to be. I'm barely getting into my second year of trucking and am making very good money already. And so can you More. You got this.

Still no CDL or job for the holidays. Have all I need though

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.

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.

Pete E Pothole's Comment
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Got a nice run started friday, Cherokee AL, to Saratoga Springs, NY. Would have capped a nice 3k mile week. Taking my time getting up there, park at Myerstown or Frystown Flying J. Truck gets another SCR system fault. Last time I got this I lived in Joplin for four and a half days. Wish me luck.

Donna M.'s Comment
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Load from home(Georgia) to Kentucky on to Arizona and then a load going back to Georgia. Will be visiting Six Flag Rod in Atlanta tomorrow!

Donna M.'s Comment
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0603664001576369069.jpg I think I got the most of my clock!

Stevo Reno's Comment
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I beg to differ Kearsay lol am stuck in Orlando, until Monday morning (p-up closed wknds) the freeways are a mess and the drivers? yikes!and I thought home in Calif was bad hahahaha......Haven't been to Joisy yet, MA & PA closest I've gotten (so far )

RealDiehl's Comment
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I beg to differ Kearsay lol am stuck in Orlando, until Monday morning (p-up closed wknds) the freeways are a mess and the drivers? yikes!and I thought home in Calif was bad hahahaha......Haven't been to Joisy yet, MA & PA closest I've gotten (so far )

I feel ya, Steve. Just spent the better part of 2 days in Florida, running basically between Orlando and Miami. Traffic was a nightmare!

PJ's Comment
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I go into cali only to visit my kids/grandkids. I agree the drivers generally leave alot to be desired. Too many folks and not enough real estate. Even with all of the folks leaving.

I generally do not post much on what I am doing since it has nothing to do with helping new drivers, but I will share this. I have hired a driver. She has completed orientation and 2 weeks of initial tanker training at our East St louis training center. She received very high marks and will be hitting the road with me monday morning. I have worked out a deal too work in the south for the most part. This will give me alot of flexibility to still keep the truck busy making money and have time off for either of us. And she isn’t random, she is my significant other. We are both very excited for this opportunity.

Turtle's Comment
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Wow PJ, good luck to you both. Should be a fun new experience.

G-Town's Comment
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Wow PJ, that’s exciting news. Best wishes for success and happiness !

PJ's Comment
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Thanks Turtle/G. We are both very excited to move forward with this plan. Been in the works a few months and has all come together.

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