Just To Say Thanks!!!

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Wesley S.'s Comment
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Hello everyone, my name is Wesley Santana, I'm from New Jersey and I am not a truck driver, I took the decision to open this new topic just to say thank you for all you drivers out there, I've seeing lots of people saying thanks for all health professionals, what is really deserved, but only few people pay attention in a class of workers who support the nation, definitely, without you guys and gals, no other professional would be able to stand for themselves due to lack of all sort of supplies, products, food, medicines and all material things of we can imagine. In my faith, I pray for all of you, for your safety and for you all have the rewards deserved. I ask you guys to forgive my bad English grammar, as I'm from Brazil and Portuguese is my first language, but living here for 18 years and preparing myself to get into trucking industry. Once more, thanks for all the efforts of all you drivers put, many of you are doing the deliveries far away from home and from your loved ones, stay safe and healthy out there. Thank you very much. I know is not a lot and far from enough, but I'm doing what is in my reach to make you guys know of has people who recognize all of what you have done for this country. Keep doing, keep in the mission.

Anne A. (G13MomCat)'s Comment
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I just wanted to say... hello... and THANK YOU for thanking these AMAZING TRUCKERS~! (I'm currently the wife of one, myself!)

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Rob T.'s Comment
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Welcome to the forum Wesley! Thank you for the kind words. It was nice yesterday having somebody come up and shake my hand and tell me thank you for keeping the stores stocked. You say you're preparing for the industry, check out these links especially Brett's book to get an idea of what its like

Where are you at in the process? Just kinda kicking the tires or are you ready to start school?

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.
Tortuga 's Comment
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I agree with Wesley S. Thank you guys and gals for keeping the supplies rolling to the stores! But also be safe and watch your six. I had to go to the aid of a Dollar General driver yesterday who had people trying to remove products off of his truck while trying to dock. He told me that on one of his deliveries in Houston a few days ago people were able to take some of his load while he was trying to unload.

Wesley S.'s Comment
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Welcome to the forum Wesley! Thank you for the kind words. It was nice yesterday having somebody come up and shake my hand and tell me thank you for keeping the stores stocked. You say you're preparing for the industry, check out these links especially Brett's book to get an idea of what its like

Where are you at in the process? Just kinda kicking the tires or are you ready to start school?

Thank you Rob, at the moment I'm studying all the material available in the forum to take the test, I passed my medical exam few days ago, but with all this situation here in NJ bcuz of the Virus, MVC is now closed with no idea when we going to get back to a normal life, for a while I keep preparing myself to pass in the test from the first time. Theres a Schneider facility close to my home, so my plans is start with them as soon I get my permit.

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.
Old School's Comment
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Last week I was on my way back to Louisiana after taking some time off with my family in Ohio. My wife and I stopped for lunch at a KFC in Tennessee that had truck parking behind the restaurant. After parking my rig, we walked up to their entrance and realized they were only providing drive through service. So, we walked over to the back of the line of cars and slowly progressed toward the menu and speaker. The driver in the car behind us spoke to us and thanked us for "keeping the country going right now." They even offered to buy our meal. I thanked them, but refused their offer.

It was unusually nice to be acknowledged and appreciated by someone in a car. This social experiment is crazy, but truck drivers may have a few short weeks where they are appreciated appropriately. Take it while you can, it will be as short lived as this moment of national panic.

Rookie Doyenne's Comment
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To Wesley, our OP, wishing you the best in navigating conditions to get to driver training. I'm several months behind your concrete steps but keeping my planning fluid at this point. I join with you as well with appreciation of our hard-toiling trucking community. Your expression was eloquent! thank-you-2.gif

This social experiment is crazy, but truck drivers may have a few short weeks where they are appreciated appropriately. Take it while you can, it will be as short lived as this moment of national panic.

Old School, me senses a bumper-sticker opp for some entrepreneur out there! smile.gif

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