Moe's CDL Training Diary

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Rob T.'s Comment
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Sorry to hear it didn't work out Moe. I understand the frustration with the situation. Is Paid CDL Training Programs an option if you choose to continue to pursue this dream? I'm not sure how that's handled if you were to test in another state.

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.

Moe's Comment
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Rob,

At this point I have no idea about the paid training, I have not looked into it much. I really need to decide if this is something that I truly wish to continue pursuing. Dreams, at least from my experience are nice to have (necessary inspiration even) BUT too much pursuing Dreams without giving careful thought to practicality etc, can lead to financial ruin. I am already in this $3700 for a loan , plus the aforementioned fees that I have already mentioned in my journal. Perhaps my experience at a company paid/sponsored CDL training would have and could be different. I dont know.

Right now, I am just gathering my head together, enjoying the weekend and will move forward next week.

I do want to add that no matter what happens, that I truly enjoyed my trucking experience (from a driving and learning aspect) thus far. I truly did. I still think about driving these big rigs, I just think its hella cool and fun. But I have to also be practical as well.

I am not going to make a major decision so soon. I need to rest, regroup think long and hard about my next steps.

I also enjoyed our brief interactions here at TT - yes you. I appreciate your positivity and nonjudgementalness. I wish you well in in your trucking journey.

Sorry to hear it didn't work out Moe. I understand the frustration with the situation. Is Paid CDL Training Programs an option if you choose to continue to pursue this dream? I'm not sure how that's handled if you were to test in another state.

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.

Moe's Comment
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I also wanted to add, that no matter what. Y'all have my permission to point newbies to the forum toward my diary if it will help someone. Let the wisdom I have gained help someone make better more informed choices to have better success than I did.

Thanks.

Anne A. (G13MomCat)'s Comment
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I also wanted to add, that no matter what. Y'all have my permission to point newbies to the forum toward my diary if it will help someone. Let the wisdom I have gained help someone make better more informed choices to have better success than I did.

Thanks.

Moe,

I have still been following; just haven't known what to say. I'm so sorry you've had to go through what you have, on the heels of what life had already thrown at you.

IMHO, the strength you will have gained through these ups and downs and perils, will just make you a stronger person when you DO get out there. Rob T. 's response was spot on; not more I can add.

The advice of the veterans on here, is spot on, as always. PLEASE keep updates coming, and hoping the best for you in the wake of the perils.

Anne

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Moe's Comment
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Thank you, I am struggling to beleive I can get out there right now. That 90 throws ke for a loop each time and I cant seem to get past it. Its like everything else is great but there is just this 1 thing.

Now i am not even sure if I can go company paid. Feel like I made a mistake and not alot of grace that inspires a person to keep going.

Idk

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I also wanted to add, that no matter what. Y'all have my permission to point newbies to the forum toward my diary if it will help someone. Let the wisdom I have gained help someone make better more informed choices to have better success than I did.

Thanks.

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Moe,

I have still been following; just haven't known what to say. I'm so sorry you've had to go through what you have, on the heels of what life had already thrown at you.

IMHO, the strength you will have gained through these ups and downs and perils, will just make you a stronger person when you DO get out there. Rob T. 's response was spot on; not more I can add.

The advice of the veterans on here, is spot on, as always. PLEASE keep updates coming, and hoping the best for you in the wake of the perils.

Anne

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

PackRat's Comment
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Moe, are you going to be open to going to company training with a major carrier, then afterwards, going OTR?

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Moe's Comment
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I would be open to that. I am currently searching local options as well. In the next couple of days I am going to start calling different companies and get a feel for things.

After my most recent experience, I have had to work on myself and get ME straight (mainly my thinking on things). I am not allowing myself TOO much time though.

Gotta start earning soon. The school experience took alot out of me, I'm remiss to try again. But cant succeed if we dont try.

Stay safe out there Pack.

Moe, are you going to be open to going to company training with a major carrier, then afterwards, going OTR?

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

PackRat's Comment
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If you're serious, I'll get Brett to email you my contact number. Maybe lead you into talking to the recruiter I had at CFI.

Up to you.

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