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Stevo Reno's Comment
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Went to cdl DMV in Fontana pretty empty now.....Paid the $48 to take dbl/trip test did ok in samples here 80 to 100% missed dumb questions.

Think ok I got this.....failed 1st try grrrrr waited the 2 minutes retook it n failed again.....questions I shoulda got right but hadn't seen before.

So saving 3rd try for later brought home the booklet to go over it repeatedly.....Not sure how long of a wait IF. I fail 3rd try

Will pay the $$ again if I need to lol....jeeze its 20 measely questions like really dummy? Lol

Wanting this to move to either Fed Ex or UPS ground.....Got word to apply to UPS hub in Ontario Cal. Know I prolly wasn't accepted for not having the T.....

Even if short app said "preferred" not "Required"......eh tomorrows another day

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.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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You'll get it, remember which questions you got wrong?

Banks's Comment
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Which FedEx? They're all different.

FedEx freight and express makes you an employee of FedEx. I can't confirm, but I've heard that at express it takes 10 years to reach top rate and it takes 3 at FedEx freight.

FedEx ground and custom critical makes you an employee of a contractor. You have to be careful with because they all operate differently and FedEx has no involvement other than approving the driver and telling them where to go. Equipment, pay, benefits (if any), and lanes will vary by contractor.

Stevo Reno's Comment
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Yeah Bobcat kinda, and went thru manual few times, to pound it in my brain.... I'lldo whatever I need to pass even pay again and go for it ! It's only 20 questions jeeze lol

Banks, be outta Ontario Cali ( near airport ) , yeah have a friends met at CRST a young couple, they used to pull YRC doubles with CRST Now they drive for a contractor for Fed Ex, he told me to get my endorsement and they can hook me up where they are. Says they are grossing anywhere from $1600-2100 each per week, (seen his pay stub) and get they $250 monthly bonus's Love it where they are now, & a lot less BS to deal with, than with CRST lol

My younger bro has driven for UPS 39 years, my best buds bro, he got in 2 years later, been UPS driver 37 years. He told me apply to UPS link he sent me, as the safety guy he ran into Monday, told him if he knew anyone with CDL's they are hiring off the street !! More freight than they can do.

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.

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.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Feeling like an idiot is knocking an axle off a trailer like I did. You will survive lol

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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UPS takes a long time to move up, probably the longest of any company. 1,600 to 2,100 a week is about the range I am in last 6 weeks have been around or over 2k its crazy busy right now and I heard a lot of LTL companies are the same way.

LTL:

Less Than Truckload

Refers to carriers that make a lot of smaller pickups and deliveries for multiple customers as opposed to hauling one big load of freight for one customer. This type of hauling is normally done by companies with terminals scattered throughout the country where freight is sorted before being moved on to its destination.

LTL carriers include:

  • FedEx Freight
  • Con-way
  • YRC Freight
  • UPS
  • Old Dominion
  • Estes
  • Yellow-Roadway
  • ABF Freight
  • R+L Carrier
Auggie69's Comment
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Went to cdl DMV in Fontana pretty empty now.....Paid the $48 to take dbl/trip test did ok in samples here 80 to 100% missed dumb questions.

Think ok I got this.....failed 1st try grrrrr waited the 2 minutes retook it n failed again.....questions I shoulda got right but hadn't seen before.

So saving 3rd try for later brought home the booklet to go over it repeatedly.....Not sure how long of a wait IF. I fail 3rd try

Will pay the $$ again if I need to lol....jeeze its 20 measely questions like really dummy? Lol

Wanting this to move to either Fed Ex or UPS ground.....Got word to apply to UPS hub in Ontario Cal. Know I prolly wasn't accepted for not having the T.....

Even if short app said "preferred" not "Required"......eh tomorrows another day

Yeah, if you do UPS do Parcel and not Freight.

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.

Auggie69's Comment
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Went to cdl DMV in Fontana pretty empty now.....Paid the $48 to take dbl/trip test did ok in samples here 80 to 100% missed dumb questions.

Think ok I got this.....failed 1st try grrrrr waited the 2 minutes retook it n failed again.....questions I shoulda got right but hadn't seen before.

So saving 3rd try for later brought home the booklet to go over it repeatedly.....Not sure how long of a wait IF. I fail 3rd try

Will pay the $$ again if I need to lol....jeeze its 20 measely questions like really dummy? Lol

Wanting this to move to either Fed Ex or UPS ground.....Got word to apply to UPS hub in Ontario Cal. Know I prolly wasn't accepted for not having the T.....

Even if short app said "preferred" not "Required"......eh tomorrows another day

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Yeah, if you do UPS do Parcel and not Freight.

Just keep in mind if you're an OLDER guy the Union benefits at UPS are negligible as far as pension goes.

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.

Stevo Reno's Comment
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Yes to you both.... UPS I think now the part timers have to spend 8 years unloading to move up to package. My brother back when waited 4 years to get the commercial city route he wanted in Cerritos. Did that 12-14 years then moved up to doubles ever since. My dad's friend who was the 9th UPS employee in 1969 got bro in....He put in 45 years there til he retired.

Buddies bro got in thru my bro 2 years later.His 30th anniversary and 50th birthday went out n bought a new Harley.

I found out ALL these years later,"WHY" my bro or buds bro, never got me in UPS, not even as a driver,as a mechanic was........they didn't want me making what they make $$ sheeesh I dont talk to my bro in past 16+ years, he thinks he is better than the rest of us, & forgets where he came from ! lol

Anyways, for now am sticking with CRST, get my 1 year in Sept. 25th and ................hopefully, if planes fly, take 3 month Philippiness break.

Ultimately, I plan to retire @ 62 in 2021 and move there and enjoy life, whatevers left of it......Not work my butt off chasing the Dollars to only die from it.

Watched my step dad do that even working 7 days a week, disabled n retired, to die broke !confused.gif

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.

Stevo Reno's Comment
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Oh I found out today from our safety guys, I've supposedly been a "Lead Driver", and could trained others then (6th month) hahahah NOPE training ain't for me. I have patience, but now its 60 days training. No Thanks!

Asked how the heck did I get "certified" as a Lead, when I never took the class?? Joking, asked OK, so, wheres the MONEY?

Anyways found a co driver today, will kinda be like training, he has only been out a couple months. But I need to get rolling again, soon as I get assigned a truck ( asked for newer white model like before) Gold trucks have 400-600k on the clocks, I don't wanna be in something more likely to break down.....

Besides,I did complete my contract July 21st, so why not ask, it don't need to be a 2020, another 2019 will do lol Hopefully can be rolling by Monday at latest, start fresh, with a fresh week !

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