CDL School Update, I'm Officially A Commerical Driver

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Zach 's Comment
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Well it's been a long month, between driving over an hour to and from school 6 days a week, struggling with ally docking, struggling with shifting, and getting my head screamed off a few times by frustrated instructors but I passed. A special thanks to Anne, Kearsey, Rob, Old school, Brett, Steve, and the rest of you that have been there with you're valuable advice for improvement and encouragement when I wondered what the hell I had got my self in to and if it was for me. As for as work goes I've narrowed my choice down to May and will be leaving on a very long bus ride for orientation in a few days. Like always I will keep you guys updated on how things are going and plan on being an active member of this group, I'll probably be too busy with training the next few weeks but but I'll let try and find some time to post little updates here and there. Be safe out there

Steve L.'s Comment
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Congratulations!

RealDiehl's Comment
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good-luck.gif I'm glad all your hard work paid off, Zach. Well done and congratulations!

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Rob D.'s Comment
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Congratulations driver now you start the next phase of your adventure

Rob T.'s Comment
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Great job!

PJ's Comment
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dancing-banana.gif Congrats!!!! Get ready your career is about to get busy!!! Job well done!!!

Jammer a's Comment
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Well it's been a long month, between driving over an hour to and from school 6 days a week, struggling with ally docking, struggling with shifting, and getting my head screamed off a few times by frustrated instructors but I passed. A special thanks to Anne, Kearsey, Rob, Old school, Brett, Steve, and the rest of you that have been there with you're valuable advice for improvement and encouragement when I wondered what the hell I had got my self in to and if it was for me. As for as work goes I've narrowed my choice down to May and will be leaving on a very long bus ride for orientation in a few days. Like always I will keep you guys updated on how things are going and plan on being an active member of this group, I'll probably be too busy with training the next few weeks but but I'll let try and find some time to post little updates here and there. Be safe out there

J.D.'s Comment
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Way to go man, hearty congrats from a guy who can relate from recent experience. Anything you find time to post about your orientation/training, etc. will be interesting, even afterward. I'll be following in similar footsteps in less than 3 weeks now, though with Schneider rather than May.

To empathize with a point you mentioned about your CDL schooling, yeah it sure can suk to get literally screamed at in the yard, right?! Happened to me just before my first CDL test when I was pulling out my chosen test truck to park it for the Pre-trip; an instructor thought I was gonna turn into the truck I was next to. Ironic cuz while calmly pulling slowly out I was literally saying aloud to myself, "Wide turn, wide turn", but the blood-curdling began anyway. Even though I knew that lady was infamous for doing that, it was the morning classtime instead of mine and I wasn't used to her or being screamed at like that, period. It rattled me and so I did my damndest to re-center myself, but she yelled at me again a couple minutes later cuz she didn't like where and how I was parking even though I left way more than enough space... Correcting someone is great, but jeez, Louise! So the pressure feels cranked up too high for the first time and you haven't even parked for the test yet. Even though my actual tester dude was totally mellow and didn't come out till like 10 minutes later, I felt the incidents affect my mental clarity and was no doubt a factor in my forgetting to correctly say part of the airbrake test. Insta-FAIL nearly at the outset. Probably all for the best, toughened the hide... Nailed it all the next time. And you did fine too.

So it's all in the rearview and we're movin' forward...best of luck to ya'!

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Anne A. (momcat)'s Comment
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Well it's been a long month, between driving over an hour to and from school 6 days a week, struggling with ally docking, struggling with shifting, and getting my head screamed off a few times by frustrated instructors but I passed. A special thanks to Anne, Kearsey, Rob, Old school, Brett, Steve, and the rest of you that have been there with you're valuable advice for improvement and encouragement when I wondered what the hell I had got my self in to and if it was for me. As for as work goes I've narrowed my choice down to May and will be leaving on a very long bus ride for orientation in a few days. Like always I will keep you guys updated on how things are going and plan on being an active member of this group, I'll probably be too busy with training the next few weeks but but I'll let try and find some time to post little updates here and there. Be safe out there

Zach, this cheerleader will ALWAYS BE in your corner. It's my 'mantra' on here, JSYK~!! I'm really happy and stoked for you, man. I'd flipping HUG you, but.. guess we aren't allowed atm, dangit~!!

Thank you for the SHOUT OUT, and May sure IS a fine choice, good sir. That DANG bus ride . . . hmmm....

There's always 'this..' could've been worse, LoL! You didn't follow 'him,' didya??

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...and THEN, on the door.. LoL~!!

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You GOT this, Zach ....you made the rites of passage !! The rest is 'easier/peasier' so I've heard~!

Always in your corner~!!

~ Anne ~

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Anne A. (momcat)'s Comment
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^^^ as I correct myself to 'was'

re: MAY.

SNI works..! Their contribution, getting away from the 'orange' .. makes it even better!!! You OWE us an explain'ation' there, mate!

Sincerely happy for you . . . . ~!

~ Anne ~

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