A Thank You To All.

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Chris B.'s Comment
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I start truck driving school on March 10,2014. And I wanted to just say thank you to all of you for the advice and encouragement. I have researched companies and different CDL training options and decided that i am going with Central Refridgerated as my hopefully first company. As was mentioned i will not become an o/o or lease a truck. My mind is made up on that. Maybe after a year and i Kind of know the game and score i will ( more likely not). I know that my 20 years of retail experience in receiving and customer experience and that i am a people person will serve me well with dispatchers and i always work hard, so that will not be an issue. And with your advice i will do what ever it takes to get the job done with professionalism. Thank you to the TT High Road CDL Training Program, anybody who is thinking about trucking you have to go through it. I think it should be a part of trucking schools classroom training. Again thank you to everyone as i begin a new adventure.thank-you.gifthank-you-2.gif P.S. I will try to keep updates about school is going and how training goes to


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.


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.
TheShadow's Comment
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Good Luck! Chris.

Starcar's Comment
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OK Chris....you said you'd keep us in the loop...I'll be watching for you... Have fun at your school...and make it an everyday thing to SHINE, out do, and stand out from the rest of the class....it will be worth it..... See ya down the road...we are here to help ya any way we can...

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Very cool Chris! Yeah, definitely keep us informed about how things go for ya. You know how to find us anytime you have any questions!


Chris B.'s Comment
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Ok. I finished the tt program. I will do it all over again on my days off before school. When school starts i will hit the ground runningdancing.gif

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