Brand New Driver Seeking Wisdom And Advice

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Dan B.'s Comment
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Hey all! New to this site. I just past myself road test today! Woo hoo!! Passed pre trip and skills first time but had 3 tests for road. 3rd times the charm I spose! Now time to go get my license and start looking for employers.

I’d love to pick your guys’ brains on getting started in the industry. Tips, tricks, etc. Anything I should buy equipment wise right off the bat, tips for what to look for in employers, recommended employers, what to expect the first year, anything you’d like to pass on to a green, fresh out of school driver lol.

Thanks so much in advance!

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Congratulations n passing! Remember it doesn't say on your license how many attempts it took only that you passed.

Follow these links they can guide you to the wisdom you seek.

Truck Driving Jobs

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.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Rob T.'s Comment
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Awesome job!

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Definitely read what Bobcat sent you that should cover alot of your questions.

PackRat's Comment
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Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Watch what you eat. Year and a half in I have been diagnosed as diabetic. All from eating crappy food.

Feanor K.'s Comment
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Trucker Path app. Invaluable.

Dan F.'s Comment
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Electric leaf blower

Daniel B.'s Comment
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This thread could use more Dan's.

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