Looking Forward To Cdl School Next Week

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TheShadow's Comment
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Well getting ready for a career change, going to a private cdl driving school that's about 20 minutes away. Only driving experience is with fire dept trucks. Not worried about training more worried about getting on with a good truck company... Been researching for a couple of weeks. This is a great site!

time will tell...


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.
Woody's Comment
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That's great Shadow!

School is full of long days and hard work, but it is a BLAST! At least I enjoyed it.

As far as picking a good company, if you have been reading the forums here long you should realize that your success will have much more to do with you than the company you choose. Most of them are very similar. Just narrow down what is important to you like home time or type of freight etc and be prepared to ride out the ups and downs.

I've been solo for about 5 or 6 weeks, and like McDonald's says I'm loving it!



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.

TheShadow's Comment
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Thanks Woody!

Who u running with?

Woody's Comment
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I'm at Knight Transportation

Wine Taster's Comment
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Good luck! I start school Monday. It is scary and exciting at the same time. I have had so many recruiters calling that its ain't funny this week. I had to tell them thank you but I have already accepted an offer.

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