Tennessee Truck Driving School

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BubblesDhaDrivah's Comment
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Well,in just two weeks. I will be hoping on a greyhound bus to Louisville, TN. Excited? Yes! Nervous? YES! But I know all will go well as long as I keep a can do attitude. I recently talked to my recruiter and he is beyond helpful. He didn't chitty the chat,didn't sugarcoat nothing. He got straight to the point. Already have been placed with a company and it's just the matter that I graduate cdl school. So with that being said. Will update when I arrive in Louisville, TN and start my orientation.

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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.
Rob T.'s Comment
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Woohoo! I look forward to hearing how it goes. You will feel frustrated and defeated at first. Stick with it and you'll do well.

BubblesDhaDrivah's Comment
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Thanks Rob.T!! Will definitely keep my mind above even at my lowest.

Mike C.'s Comment
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Hi Today I graduated from Tampa Truck Drivers School which is I believe the same company as Tenn Truck Drivers School. Outstanding schools Backing was very difficult for me and I recieved the help I required as did others. You might get frustrated some and maybe a little down now and then which happened to me and other people as well. That's Ok and trust me when I say you wont be the only one feeling that way. Very good schools Very good instructors They care Trust them and the system You'll do fine.

Old School's Comment
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Keep us posted Bubbles. We are glad to help you if we can.

BubblesDhaDrivah's Comment
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Thanks Mike C. And Old School for your responses!! Mike C.,yeah if you spent 3 weeks in school then they are identical lol. Since you mentioned backing I'm more afraid of that part of the test. It sound extremely intimidating. But after some months of practice I should be ok. I'm very happy to see that you had an outstanding experience with trucking school :D. Hoping to be joining you all in the world of trucking. Hey Old school!! I take my clp test on Monday. I definitely have alot of confidence after taking practice tests on TT. Will definitely keep y'all updated!! good-luck-2.gif

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.

Mike C.'s Comment
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Thanks Mike C. And Old School for your responses!! Mike C.,yeah if you spent 3 weeks in school then they are identical lol. Since you mentioned backing I'm more afraid of that part of the test. It sound extremely intimidating. But after some months of practice I should be ok. I'm very happy to see that you had an outstanding experience with trucking school :D. Hoping to be joining you all in the world of trucking. Hey Old school!! I take my clp test on Monday. I definitely have alot of confidence after taking practice tests on TT. Will definitely keep y'all updated!! good-luck-2.gif

Thanks Mike C. And Old School for your responses!! Mike C.,yeah if you spent 3 weeks in school then they are identical lol. Since you mentioned backing I'm more afraid of that part of the test. It sound extremely intimidating. But after some months of practice I should be ok. I'm very happy to see that you had an outstanding experience with trucking school :D. Hoping to be joining you all in the world of trucking. Hey Old school!! I take my clp test on Monday. I definitely have alot of confidence after taking practice tests on TT. Will definitely keep y'all updated!! good-luck-2.gif

Thanks Mike C. And Old School for your responses!! Mike C.,yeah if you spent 3 weeks in school then they are identical lol. Since you mentioned backing I'm more afraid of that part of the test. It sound extremely intimidating. But after some months of practice I should be ok. I'm very happy to see that you had an outstanding experience with trucking school :D. Hoping to be joining you all in the world of trucking. Hey Old school!! I take my clp test on Monday. I definitely have alot of confidence after taking practice tests on TT. Will definitely keep y'all updated!! good-luck-2.gif

Thanks Mike C. And Old School for your responses!! Mike C.,yeah if you spent 3 weeks in school then they are identical lol. Since you mentioned backing I'm more afraid of that part of the test. It sound extremely intimidating. But after some months of practice I should be ok. I'm very happy to see that you had an outstanding experience with trucking school :D. Hoping to be joining you all in the world of trucking. Hey Old school!! I take my clp test on Monday. I definitely have alot of confidence after taking practice tests on TT. Will definitely keep y'all updated!! good-luck-2.gif

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.

Mike C.'s Comment
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Sorry about the X4 Quote I'm not familiar yet with navigating the system

It did not take me 3 weeks to finish the course. They say (sorta) 3 weeks but that's a perfect world estimate. It took me from 4 May til last Tuesday, 16 June, to pass. Some do complete the course and get their CDL in 3 weeks so the 3 week number is not a misleading time frame at all, but depending on your skills and how fast you catch on, allow some leeway. My trauma was with backing. It took me some real work to pass that portion of the state test and on my last bite at the apple, my third time at bat.

I just have a hard time walking and chewing gum. What makes that comical is that many years ago I flew airplanes BUT, airplanes dont have a reverse and there's not a 53' trailer behind an airplane. It's actually more difficult to drive a semi than to fly a small airplane.

The instructors at the Tampa school are terrific. Patient, dedicated, driven for the student to pass and all with a good sense of humor while dealing with a klutz like me.

If you dont get it in the 3 week time frame it's not a mortal sin. The idea is to learn the skills, pass the state exams, and be a safe driver.

Trust the system, the school, and the instructors.

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.
BubblesDhaDrivah's Comment
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Your completely fine Mike C. And yes backing can get hectic. Heck, I'll be parked all the way in the back where truckers hardly park cause I'm not tryna tear someone's bumper while still learning lol. But while I'm nervous,I'm also excited about joining the trucking world. Just the thought of traveling to the unknown,seeing new things,meeting new personalities, while drive A LARGE rig. Sounds over the top amazing. I know the instructors & trainers will definitely not only make sure I pass my exams & skills tests but also will make sure I have the knowledge set in my head to have a better safer future. Also Mike C. I don't know how many times I read your last comment. Totally made my nervous situation calm down alot more.thank-you-2.gif

Steve L.'s Comment
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Keep that positive attitude! It makes a world of difference. 😎

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