Posted Last Week About Struggling In CDL School, Many Of You Who Replied Asked Me To Keep You Guys Updated On Progress

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Dean R.'s Comment
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You got this! I struggled with a 10-speed in CDL school. I just had to learn to relax and concentrate. Got my a** chewed plenty of times for missing gears, floating (not using the clutch at all), and messing up sight side 45's.

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.
Zach 's Comment
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I remember you Anne, also if Kearsey finds this post you have been very motivating , I found you're youtube channel lol. Old School is another one. I've wanted to do this all my life and I'm only 22 so I know being so young the sky is the limit for me in this industry and I plan to do this until I retire. Also I forgot to mention my pre trip is flawless and ohh hey Jammer if you make you're way back over here I was a roughness for a little while too lol.

Leeva804's Comment
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Keep trucking man

Brett Aquila's Comment
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I'm in the pre hire process, Werner, SWIFT, Schneider, Melton, May, Covenant, and Western Express

Back in April, you applied through our app. You could re-apply now if you like.

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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.

Jammer a's Comment
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Well then if you’ve ever been on long fast wiper trip you know it takes smooth movement and timing to get all that pipe back in the hole!! So when your shifting find that groove with the clutch and rpm you’ll get it !!! P.s just imagine how that driller in a nice voice kept you in time.. 😆😆and it’ll become a reflex ..where did you roughneck if you don’t mind me asking ?? You got this just get smoother and more confident as you go..

I remember you Anne, also if Kearsey finds this post you have been very motivating , I found you're youtube channel lol. Old School is another one. I've wanted to do this all my life and I'm only 22 so I know being so young the sky is the limit for me in this industry and I plan to do this until I retire. Also I forgot to mention my pre trip is flawless and ohh hey Jammer if you make you're way back over here I was a roughness for a little while too lol.

Michael M.'s Comment
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Glad you’re sticking to it. I don’t think your instructor should be screaming at you unless you maybe did something unsafe. Good luck and keep your chin up.

Don's Comment
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Keep your eye on the goal. We all have been where you are. Don't rush during your test and concentrate on the task at hand, one test at a time.

Good luck!

Anne A. (Momma Anne) & To's Comment
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I remember you Anne, also if Kearsey finds this post you have been very motivating , I found you're youtube channel lol. Old School is another one. I've wanted to do this all my life and I'm only 22 so I know being so young the sky is the limit for me in this industry and I plan to do this until I retire. Also I forgot to mention my pre trip is flawless and ohh hey Jammer if you make you're way back over here I was a roughness for a little while too lol.

Old thread, I know.. I get melancholy, sorry! Glad this site DID help you, in the grand scheme, though!

How ARE things going nowadays, Zach? I always wonder. I know you try. I've got kids your age!

~ Anne ~

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