I Have Been A Member For Five Years

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tarheel59's Comment
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Hi, as it says I have on TT as a member for 5 years. I have alot personally to happen in these 5 years. Some may remember me, others will not. Each time I thought that I was ready to start my CDL training something would happen and I would have to postpone it. The latest was my only child, my 33 year old daughter dying in a car wreck on January 31 this year. Very painful, we were very close. I have just started again, looking for a company paid training program. I was turned down at this time by one company, who said they were not hiring in my area because of Covid 19 at this time. And another just declined me also. But, I have several applications still out there. I have learned alot from reading posts on TT. Thanks Old School, G- Town , Big Scott, Rainy or Kearsey lol,Turtle, PackRat and many others. I'm not a young guy, I will be 61 this month. Everyone around me says I'm too old and crazy for trying this. This is something I have wanted to do for some time now. So the search is on. Thanks and God Bless

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.
Turtle's Comment
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Welcome back Tarheel59.

I'm incredibly sorry to hear of your loss. I just can't imagine...

A couple of companies turning you down certainly won't stop you from getting hired on somewhere. Keep the search going. We'll be here to help.

tarheel59's Comment
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Thanks Turtle. I won't let it.

IDMtnGal 's Comment
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Ignore the naysayers. 61 is not too old. Six years ago this month, when I turned 63, I started school to get my CDL. If I had to do over, I would not go to a private school (Sage) but a company sponsored one....tho I did get a job immediately after school, but it took longer to learn going with a small company.

Happy Birthday! All us good people are born in July ;-)

Laura

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.
tarheel59's Comment
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Thanks IdMtnGal, July is agood month 😁

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.
Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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So sorry about you daughter!!!

You are not too old.... and you need to be a little crazy. Lol

tarheel59's Comment
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Lol, thanks Kearsey

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