What Companies, States, And/or 3rd Party Providers Are Providing Training And/or Administering Skills Testing During Covid-19?

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Greg M.'s Comment
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Aaron. If you are going to the trouble to relocate for school why not just go with company paid training? You are making this much harder and expensive than it needs to be. Have you actually submitted any applications for company paid?

As for your WY CDL question goes that is really not an issue. Unless you are staying a WY resident you are going to need to transfer your license back to your home state anyway. Companies do not care what state your CDL is issued by. I'm sure the majors have drivers from just about every state.

If you haven't already you really should review the links the Old School provided.

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.

BMI:

Body mass index (BMI)

BMI is a formula that uses weight and height to estimate body fat. For most people, BMI provides a reasonable estimate of body fat. The BMI's biggest weakness is that it doesn't consider individual factors such as bone or muscle mass. BMI may:

  • Underestimate body fat for older adults or other people with low muscle mass
  • Overestimate body fat for people who are very muscular and physically fit

It's quite common, especially for men, to fall into the "overweight" category if you happen to be stronger than average. If you're pretty strong but in good shape then pay no attention.

Daniel B.'s Comment
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Hey Aaron I'm actually a local driver for Old Dominion here in Sacramento. Mostly do local deliveries, pickups, and doubles. What school did you go to?

Doubles:

Refers to pulling two trailers at the same time, otherwise known as "pups" or "pup trailers" because they're only about 28 feet long. However there are some states that allow doubles that are each 48 feet in length.

Aaron N's Comment
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"Aaron. If you are going to the trouble to relocate for school why not just go with company paid training?..." Greg M: I did check into companies with their own CDL training but, with a CA CLP , I still couldn't have gotten my CDL w/out California DMV Commercial in truck testing. There's not even a hint of when that's going to start again. Thanks for the 411 re CDL here, terminal there...

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.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

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.

CLP:

Commercial Learner's Permit

Before getting their CDL, commercial drivers will receive their commercial learner's permit (CLP) upon passing the written portion of the CDL exam. They will not have to retake the written exam to get their CDL.

Aaron N's Comment
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"Hey Aaron I'm actually a local driver for Old Dominion here in Sacramento. Mostly do local deliveries, pickups, and doubles. What school did you go to?"

Hey Daniel B, Above and Beyond. Enjoy that valley heat and if somebody wearing a hockey mask carrying an axe flags you down, do not stop. Take care

Doubles:

Refers to pulling two trailers at the same time, otherwise known as "pups" or "pup trailers" because they're only about 28 feet long. However there are some states that allow doubles that are each 48 feet in length.

IDMtnGal 's Comment
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Howdy! I hired with Interide (now closed) out of Salt Lake. When I wanted home time, I put in for it in Idaho or Illinois (brothers live there), take the truck and sometimes with a load and sometimes not, do my home time.

Most companies have drivers from all over the country, like this company I'm driving for now, and we have 1 office in Twin Falls and one shop in Jerome ID. You can run the truck by for service or go to approved shops. These guys give the DM the times they need to be home and it's worked on.

Laura

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.
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