Roehl GYCDL Gary, Indiana

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Brandon Kitts's Comment
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Welcome to the forum and to Roehl! If you have any questions about the GYCDL program just let me know. I did mine at Gary as well. Lucky for you winter is almost over. Lol

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.
Falcon4Lyfe's Comment
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Ok. Week 1 is in the books! It was pretty interesting. One thing I'll say about the training here and I'm assuming it's like this for every company, it's pretty fast paced. But if you come in with the right attitude you can learn. I've learned so much in just one week coming from not having any knowledge whatsoever about a truck. I was afraid of shifting the whole time coming here but surprisingly I picked that up the fastest. Its saddening to see some of the guys you come in with struggle and you try tour best to help them out so they can keep up but I guess it's not for everyone. This week we're working on backing. I think the thing for me to focus on right now is pre-trip. If anyone has suggestions fell free to drop them. Let's see where week 2 takes me!

Rookie Doyenne's Comment
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all about pre-trip! plus Daniel's fabulous guide

Great to hear what a strong start! good-luck.gif on Week 2!

Falcon4Lyfe's Comment
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So yes, I did finish my training in Gary and passed my CDL test. It was difficult because the my time there but I really wanted this. Just wanted to check in and let everyone know. I come back with a more detailed reply later.

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.
Justin G.'s Comment
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Congrats and thank you for posting this.

What would you say was the hardest part of the test after it is all said and done?

So yes, I did finish my training in Gary and passed my CDL test. It was difficult because the my time there but I really wanted this. Just wanted to check in and let everyone know. I come back with a more detailed reply later.

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.
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