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Cincybeerhawk's Comment
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I’m a ‘green as grass’ CDL school student in the Cincinnati area and I need help. The ‘hows’ and the ‘whens’ of the operation of a truck as it relates to the maneuvers I must master in order to earn an Ohio CDL have me confounded.

I’ve got a handle on the ‘straight line back’ (as much as I can considering that we’ve been in the yard for about two weeks), however both offset parking techniques as well as sight-side and blind-side parallel parking and the Alley Dock park have me completely, completely overmatched. I need help!

This will be an odd request, but I’ll make it anyway: I need a tutor/coach that is available to provide me with some one-on-one instruction in these maneuvers. I’ll certainly drive to you and I expect to pay for any and all fuel used plus fair compensation for your time.

I’ll apologize in advance if I’m out of bounds with this post (my membership is about 58 minutes old to this site and I’m incredibly impressed) as I am a bit unsure as to the subjects permissible in this forum.

Thank you in advance for reading and for your help.

Cincybeerhawk

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.
Old School's Comment
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We are pretty much all company drivers. We are not even allowed to have a passenger with a CDL or a learner's permit in our truck. Finding a "tutor" is next to impossible. You really need to go through a Paid CDL Training Program. That will solve your dilemma, help you get your CDL, and provide you a job. All of that with little to no out of pocket expenses. That's a win win situation! Wouldn't you agree?

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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Welcome to the forum! Just stick with what your instructors are telling you. Eventually it will click. I don't think you'll have any luck with finding someone that will allow you to use the truck here. Nearly all of us are company drivers and it's against company policy for anyone else to drive our trucks. It would result in termination. You'll be looking for an Owner Operator to be able to do that and they'd likely charge you alot due to losing out on a day of revenue.

Just keep plugging away with school and eventually you'll get it. Others have found success, believe it or not, buying a little toy truck to be able to better visualize how the trailer reacts.

Please stick around and keep us updated.

Owner Operator:

An owner-operator is a driver who either owns or leases the truck they are driving. A self-employed driver.

Rob T.'s Comment
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Dang it Old School. That's 2 posts in a row I respond to that you replied within seconds before me! The way you work circles around us young whipper snappers I shouldn't be surprised smile.gif

Old School's Comment
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Haha, you've got to get up pretty early in the morning to get the jump on me!smile.gif

Cincybeerhawk's Comment
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Thanks to both of you for your responses, your thoughts, and an explanation of the demographics of Trucking Truth. I am currently a student at Napier’s Truck Driving School, Inc in Hamilton, Ohio. Learning the rules, procedures, and protocols was not a problem, however the operational aspects are overwhelming.

At school we have a limited number of reps each day on each of the three (parallel, off-set, and alley dock), and I have not been able to ‘put it all together’. I learn best when I can repeatedly complete a maneuver, hence my desire to find a ‘coach’ that can work with me one-on-one.

Thanks again for your thoughts.

Cincybeerhawk

Anne A. (G13MomCat)'s Comment
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Thanks to both of you for your responses, your thoughts, and an explanation of the demographics of Trucking Truth. I am currently a student at Napier’s Truck Driving School, Inc in Hamilton, Ohio. Learning the rules, procedures, and protocols was not a problem, however the operational aspects are overwhelming.

At school we have a limited number of reps each day on each of the three (parallel, off-set, and alley dock), and I have not been able to ‘put it all together’. I learn best when I can repeatedly complete a maneuver, hence my desire to find a ‘coach’ that can work with me one-on-one.

Thanks again for your thoughts.

Cincybeerhawk

Buckeye here, as well. Howdy~!!!

CBH, the 'real' training you are going to get is OJT no matter HOW you slice it. All t he 'schools' do is put a certificate of completion in your hands. Just like college; you can get a DOCTORATE degree, but it SURE DOESN'T make you a Doctor~!!

Have you thought about applying for jobs (on here, we have the link, it's below!) now, and let them know that you ARE currently in school, and listing the school will alert them to where/when you WILL graduate, and will pre hire you? That 160 certificate you will be getting is like a 'golden ticket.'

One of our members of TT (tripletdad) just got accepted into Millis Transfer. He IS going through their schooling, but.. having your CDL , you probably would have an abbreviated training per se.... having CDL in hand, ie: OJT / OTR. Trenton, Ohio. You can apply to them RIGHT here, as well as other companies~!

It's a total misnomer that you need to get hired on to a company WITHIN your state, to get home. Research that right here; it's not at ALL the case. Look up Truckin with Kearsey on this forum; she explains it in great depth, as do ALL the veterans. (She's even shared YouTube videos, under the same ^^^ above name.) Where you live really has NOTHING to do with, where you hire on to. ALL the moderators have threads on this subject, and I sure hope you are making good use of all the testimony this site provides.

I wish you well. Welcome to Trucking Truth ~!

Here's a link to the applications, and yes; Millis (here in Ohio) is on the list. While you are at it, Read Brett's book~!

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Becoming A Truck Driver: The Raw Truth About Truck Driving

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.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Pre Hire:

What Exactly Is A Pre-Hire Letter?

Pre-hire letters are acceptance letters from trucking companies to students, or even potential students, to verify placement. The trucking companies are saying in writing that the student, or potential student, appears to meet the company's minimum hiring requirements and is welcome to attend their orientation at the company’s expense once he or she graduates from truck driving school and has their CDL in hand.

We have an excellent article that will help you Understand The Pre-Hire Process.

A Pre-Hire Letter Is Not A Guarantee Of Employment

The people that receive a pre-hire letter are people who meet the company's minimum hiring requirements, but it is not an employment contract. It is an invitation to orientation, and the orientation itself is a prerequisite to employment.

During the orientation you will get a physical, drug screen, and background check done. These and other qualifications must be met before someone in orientation is officially hired.

PackRat's Comment
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A private driving school? I sure hope you checked out Millis Transfer? It's about 5 feet away in Trenton.

tripletdad's Comment
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Agreed. Check with millis. I’ll be starting potentially August 17, if I can get my cdl permit and dot done by then. If not, I’m looking at Sept 14. My biggest fear/concern is with backing. I’ve tried ( and sucked at) backing a utility trailer and a uh auto trailer with my Ford Expedition a few times, but it never goes how I want it to. I’m confident that with training, I’ll get it figured out. Hopeful, anyway. If I quit my job and then don’t make it through training, I’ll have a whole new set of problems, lol.

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.

PackRat's Comment
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Agreed. Check with millis. I’ll be starting potentially August 17, if I can get my cdl permit and dot done by then. If not, I’m looking at Sept 14. My biggest fear/concern is with backing. I’ve tried ( and sucked at) backing a utility trailer and a uh auto trailer with my Ford Expedition a few times, but it never goes how I want it to. I’m confident that with training, I’ll get it figured out. Hopeful, anyway. If I quit my job and then don’t make it through training, I’ll have a whole new set of problems, lol.

Don't think about what if you fail. Think about how cool it will be driving, traveling all over, and getting paid well to do it!

Call the Millis recruiter today.

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.

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