A General Thank You To Everyone

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HtRedNeck's Comment
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Hi- my name is Steve, and it’s possible that my 3rd career is going to be a truck driver. (Yup, old enough to have been edumacated in a cave, after walking uphill in the snow both ways)

I have been lurking and reading this forum for the last week, and it’s been invaluable.

I wanted to just take a moment to say thanks to everyone, and as I continue this journey, I’ll post and update to pay it back.

HtRedNeck's Comment
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Nice to meet you too, I am still figuring out school to attend. Nevada has shut down DMV , so no way to get the CPL rolling (pun intended).

Sorry to hear you got delayed too, but we’ll get there.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

Rob T.'s Comment
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Have you considered Paid CDL Training Programs? They put you through schooling in exchange for working for them for a year. It's in our opinion the best way to enter the industry. Most people think going to private school will give them more choices but it really doesn't. Many companies can't hire new drivers due to insurance cost.

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.
Jenny Jenn's Comment
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Hi, Nice to meet you. I’ll be going to school too after covid19 settles down. The school wanted me in the February class but as I had things to settle 1st I waited. not sure now if that’s a good or bad thing but it is what it is and once things are back to normal will be on my way to Swift Academy. Where will you be going to school? this is a very exciting time. Good luck.

Hi- my name is Steve, and it’s possible that my 3rd career is going to be a truck driver. (Yup, old enough to have been edumacated in a cave, after walking uphill in the snow both ways)

I have been lurking and reading this forum for the last week, and it’s been invaluable.

I wanted to just take a moment to say thanks to everyone, and as I continue this journey, I’ll post and update to pay it back.

HtRedNeck's Comment
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Have you considered Paid CDL Training Programs? They put you through schooling in exchange for working for them for a year. It's in our opinion the best way to enter the industry. Most people think going to private school will give them more choices but it really doesn't. Many companies can't hire new drivers due to insurance cost.

Hi Rob, I am actually considering the paid CDL training route. The preparations that I have begun before deciding are of course to read as much as possible in these forums, the online books by Brett (yup, that’s a shout out). There is a legal issue that I am dealing with, which I have reached out to recruiter directly to see if that’s an issue. Also, the Nevada DMV is shut down, which will impact getting the learner permit.

My plan is to use the paid CDL application route here, once a bit more of my research has been completed.

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.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

HtRedNeck's Comment
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Hi Jenny,

I have not decided yet, keep us in the loop as your situation gets rolling!

Hi, Nice to meet you. I’ll be going to school too after covid19 settles down. The school wanted me in the February class but as I had things to settle 1st I waited. not sure now if that’s a good or bad thing but it is what it is and once things are back to normal will be on my way to Swift Academy. Where will you be going to school? this is a very exciting time. Good luck.

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Hi- my name is Steve, and it’s possible that my 3rd career is going to be a truck driver. (Yup, old enough to have been edumacated in a cave, after walking uphill in the snow both ways)

I have been lurking and reading this forum for the last week, and it’s been invaluable.

I wanted to just take a moment to say thanks to everyone, and as I continue this journey, I’ll post and update to pay it back.

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