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Delco Dave's Comment
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I love this site and its mission as well. Without you guys and all your help answering questions and advice, I would have taken the rough road into this career. When I was on the ride along with G-Town, we had a conversation about the Trucking Truth site and how many good people participate here. Luckily for me, when I first went online looking for Trucker sites to start researching this career. Trucking Truth jumped off the page at me, the name said it all!!! Brett and all the regular contributors here have lived up to the name 100%. I have never even visited another forum. This was my 1st stop and I dont need to go anywhere else!

I Thank you all again from the bottom of my heart for being here and helping myself and all the other newcomers and rookies properly prepare for this journey

Turtle Protege (formerly 's Comment
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When I first looked into this career, I attended an informational meeting at a local community college regarding the CDL training program. The trucking program director referred everyone to this website to gain more information about trucking as career.

I wonder if he did that to reduce the class size, knowing that Brett's website encourages company sponsored training?

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.

Company Sponsored Training:

A Company-Sponsored Training Program is a school that is owned and operated by a trucking company.

The schooling often requires little or no money up front. Instead of paying up-front tuition you will sign an agreement to work for the company for a specified amount of time after graduation, usually around a year, at a slightly lower rate of pay in order to pay for the training.

If you choose to quit working for the company before your year is up, they will normally require you to pay back a prorated amount of money for the schooling. The amount you pay back will be comparable to what you would have paid if you went to an independently owned school.

Company-sponsored training can be an excellent way to get your career underway if you can't afford the tuition up front for private schooling.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Rubber Duck's Comment
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That road looks pretty bad andhe. I’d be pretty scared on that road. I’m sorry if I hold you up but I just want to get home to my family alive. Please forgive me for not being a super trucker and trying to keep my life and my career from being over. It’s a shame when the roads are bad but you have to turn the cb off so you don’t hear someone cursing you out for being safe.

Causing and even more unsafe condition because I can’t run my CB. Ya know.

There’s no better feeling in the world than when the driver behind you got your back on the cb. When he’s just as concerned about you as you are about him. And sometimes it’s a good feeling when your running that CB and holding someone up for hours. They never speak a word. Then you reach out to them and they fire back with kindness and help with your question. I had this happen in the Appalachian mountains in the snow a few weeks ago. Never ending 9 percent snaking grades with drivers piled up behind me. They never complained and when I reached out they was kind and helpful.

Turtle, let me try a different way of getting my thought across. This pic, taken at work:

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Because I know this road very well, because I grew up literally a few miles from here, because I've spent my whole life dealing with this weather, because I was loaded heavy, because I have the best snow tires all the way around that money can buy--I was doing 45 mph on this road on this night. Does that make me a supertrucker? No, I'm just very confident in my abilities in this situation. Do you think a Donna is going to do 45 on this road on this night? Doubtful. So is it unfair to be annoyed when I come upon a Donna doing a speed that she's comfortable at and I have to either follow her for the next twenty miles or work on passing her and creating an even more dangerous situation?

Marc Lee's Comment
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That road looks pretty bad andhe. I’d be pretty scared on that road. I’m sorry if I hold you up but I just want to get home to my family alive. Please forgive me for not being a super trucker and trying to keep my life and my career from being over. It’s a shame when the roads are bad but you have to turn the cb off so you don’t hear someone cursing you out for being safe.

Causing and even more unsafe condition because I can’t run my CB. Ya know.

There’s no better feeling in the world than when the driver behind you got your back on the cb. When he’s just as concerned about you as you are about him. And sometimes it’s a good feeling when your running that CB and holding someone up for hours. They never speak a word. Then you reach out to them and they fire back with kindness and help with your question. I had this happen in the Appalachian mountains in the snow a few weeks ago. Never ending 9 percent snaking grades with drivers piled up behind me. They never complained and when I reached out they was kind and helpful.

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Turtle, let me try a different way of getting my thought across. This pic, taken at work:

0093206001579957526.jpg

Because I know this road very well, because I grew up literally a few miles from here, because I've spent my whole life dealing with this weather, because I was loaded heavy, because I have the best snow tires all the way around that money can buy--I was doing 45 mph on this road on this night. Does that make me a supertrucker? No, I'm just very confident in my abilities in this situation. Do you think a Donna is going to do 45 on this road on this night? Doubtful. So is it unfair to be annoyed when I come upon a Donna doing a speed that she's comfortable at and I have to either follow her for the next twenty miles or work on passing her and creating an even more dangerous situation?

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EXTREMELY WELL SAID, RUBBER DUCK!

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Rookie Doyenne's Comment
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All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten by Robert Fulghum

Love this, one of the best sellers of all time...

some of what's written applies equally to very young, very grown people, and to to entire nations, in a single fell swoop. I'm thinking of the essence of "getting along".

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That road looks pretty bad andhe. I’d be pretty scared on that road. I’m sorry if I hold you up but I just want to get home to my family alive. Please forgive me for not being a super trucker and trying to keep my life and my career from being over. It’s a shame when the roads are bad but you have to turn the cb off so you don’t hear someone cursing you out for being safe.

Causing and even more unsafe condition because I can’t run my CB. Ya know.

There’s no better feeling in the world than when the driver behind you got your back on the cb. When he’s just as concerned about you as you are about him. And sometimes it’s a good feeling when your running that CB and holding someone up for hours. They never speak a word. Then you reach out to them and they fire back with kindness and help with your question. I had this happen in the Appalachian mountains in the snow a few weeks ago. Never ending 9 percent snaking grades with drivers piled up behind me. They never complained and when I reached out they was kind and helpful.

double-quotes-start.png

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Turtle, let me try a different way of getting my thought across. This pic, taken at work:

0093206001579957526.jpg

Because I know this road very well, because I grew up literally a few miles from here, because I've spent my whole life dealing with this weather, because I was loaded heavy, because I have the best snow tires all the way around that money can buy--I was doing 45 mph on this road on this night. Does that make me a supertrucker? No, I'm just very confident in my abilities in this situation. Do you think a Donna is going to do 45 on this road on this night? Doubtful. So is it unfair to be annoyed when I come upon a Donna doing a speed that she's comfortable at and I have to either follow her for the next twenty miles or work on passing her and creating an even more dangerous situation?

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EXTREMELY WELL SAID, RUBBER DUCK!

smile.gifthank-you.gif

Marc Lee's Comment
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All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten by Robert Fulghum

Love this, one of the best sellers of all time...

some of what's written applies equally to very young, very grown people, and to to entire nations, in a single fell swoop. I'm thinking of the essence of "getting along".

double-quotes-start.png

thank-you.gif

double-quotes-start.png

double-quotes-start.png

That road looks pretty bad andhe. I’d be pretty scared on that road. I’m sorry if I hold you up but I just want to get home to my family alive. Please forgive me for not being a super trucker and trying to keep my life and my career from being over. It’s a shame when the roads are bad but you have to turn the cb off so you don’t hear someone cursing you out for being safe.

Causing and even more unsafe condition because I can’t run my CB. Ya know.

There’s no better feeling in the world than when the driver behind you got your back on the cb. When he’s just as concerned about you as you are about him. And sometimes it’s a good feeling when your running that CB and holding someone up for hours. They never speak a word. Then you reach out to them and they fire back with kindness and help with your question. I had this happen in the Appalachian mountains in the snow a few weeks ago. Never ending 9 percent snaking grades with drivers piled up behind me. They never complained and when I reached out they was kind and helpful.

double-quotes-start.png

double-quotes-start.png

double-quotes-start.png

Turtle, let me try a different way of getting my thought across. This pic, taken at work:

0093206001579957526.jpg

Because I know this road very well, because I grew up literally a few miles from here, because I've spent my whole life dealing with this weather, because I was loaded heavy, because I have the best snow tires all the way around that money can buy--I was doing 45 mph on this road on this night. Does that make me a supertrucker? No, I'm just very confident in my abilities in this situation. Do you think a Donna is going to do 45 on this road on this night? Doubtful. So is it unfair to be annoyed when I come upon a Donna doing a speed that she's comfortable at and I have to either follow her for the next twenty miles or work on passing her and creating an even more dangerous situation?

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EXTREMELY WELL SAID, RUBBER DUCK!

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Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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I just drive my truck. I’m not too concerned with what others think or what they say on the cb

Stevo Reno's Comment
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Headed south. Doral Fl. 16 miles past Miami dont even got Super Bowl tickets lol

PackRat's Comment
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Headed south. Doral Fl. 16 miles past Miami dont even got Super Bowl tickets lol

Slow way down as you get near the stadium, find a spot with a view, 4-ways and triangles, open the hood.

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