Dean Of Mack's CDL Training Diary

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SRJ's Comment
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Congratulations!!!!! Must be a huge relief.

Rookie Doyenne's Comment
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Congratulations, Dean, and on that great performance, to boot! I don't know if it's any sweeter having endured the challenge, but the dancing bananas are here to celebrate, regardless!dancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gifgood-luck.gif moving on to the next chapters.

PackRat's Comment
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If you've not been raised around livestock on an actual farm, take the cattle hauling off the list.

Dean R.'s Comment
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Thank you all for the comments. It is a huge relief having that CDL testing finished. I've spent the last week researching carriers and evaluating the offers I currently have: Schneider, TCM, Thompson Inc. of Quincy, Dot 1X LLC, Don Hummer, Wilson Logistics, and Roehl have contacted me.

I'll be off to Pittsfield, Il tomorrow to hand-off some required paperwork to Dot 1X. They haul no touch contract loads for Dot Foods, basically transferring trailer loads from DC to DC. As to the rest we will have to see. Any Schneider drivers reading this...?




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.


Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

John B.'s Comment
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Excited to hear what's next for you.

I'm a 54 yr old military vet. 30 yrs plus as a flight engineer a civil job.

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