CNM Work-though

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Pierce B.'s Comment
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So I saw a thread from Tinker, regarding the CNM CDL courses. This is some inspiration behind my documenting of this but I figured I'd share my experience as well.

So, a little about me. I am not entirely new to the idea of trucking. Saw my Ma get her CDL when I was 8, and when I was 4 I was thinking about becoming a fuel hauler. But, this is completely new for me. I am excited and I believe this is a smart, and wonderful career move for me. I do plan on doing fuel hauling after school, but I have plans in case that's not particularly available.

Over the last 2 weeks I have been taking practice tests via apps and cdlpracticetest.com. my scores have dramatically improved and I am feeling more confident about the tests. Today I have signed up for the CNM courses for truck driving, and I start 8/31. Looking forward to it and I hope it goes to plan.

I'll update with my scores in the meanwhile and what little I can learn. I am almost ceritan if I took the CLP test for New Mexico I could pass it, but as I do not have a way to practice I am holding off.

Anywho, Howdy!

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.

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.

PackRat's Comment
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What is "CNM"?

Pierce B.'s Comment
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What is "CNM"?

Central New Mexico Community College in Albuquerque NM

Old School's Comment
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I am almost ceritan if I took the CLP test for New Mexico I could pass it, but as I do not have a way to practice I am holding off.

Our free training program is the best there is. Stop thinking you don't have a way to practice. You do - here it is...

High Road CDL Training Program

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.

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.

Pierce B.'s Comment
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I am almost ceritan if I took the CLP test for New Mexico I could pass it, but as I do not have a way to practice I am holding off.

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Our free training program is the best there is. Stop thinking you don't have a way to practice. You do - here it is...

High Road CDL Training Program

I've been utilizing this and CDL Practice test's version, but I should clarify, I mean hands-on practice (In an actual Tractor-Trailer) even though I don't need it for the learners permit, I feel it'd be a waste of time until school starts (next week finally!!)

that said, I look forward to finally hitting the books hard and putting some knowledge on the road finally. I am lucky to have another trucker as a mentor and partner (how ever due to fuel hauling/DOT/company regs she cannot do much in training). I will be updating this thread further as time goes on, I have not been due to limited time as of recent but I look forward to sharing my experience.

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.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

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.

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