Roehl GYCDL Training

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Andrey's Comment
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Day 18. On this last day before testing my instructed asked me to decide for myself what to do, and as I felt more confident on the road than at the range, I chose backing. Finally it started coming together! It turns out that it is much easier to do an alley dock when you bring your trailer closer to the hole.


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Andrey's Comment
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Day 19 - TEST DAY. Well, to keep it short, I'll just say that I passed! Now I have to go home, get a CDL from my state, and then I will be ready to meet with my OTR trainer which is the beginning of Phase 2 training, scheduled for about 3 weeks. Tomorrow I will have some classroom, but technically my thread is completed now. Roehl is the only company CDL school I attended, so I have nothing to compare it to, but from my experience I can say that it is a good school. It is a bit formal and strict sometimes, so if someone prefers a more relaxed atmosphere of learning, this school may be not a good choice. However, this school does take things seriously, treats students with respect, and provides everything one needs to get a CDL-A. I feel blessed and excited. And needless to say, part of my today's success belongs to this forum - to those people who created it, maintain it, and kindly share their knowledge and experience with those who seek it. Thanks everyone!



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.


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.


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Old School's Comment
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Congratulations Andrey! Nice job!

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PackRat's Comment
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SRJ's Comment
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Awesome and congratulations. Great job.

Rob T.'s Comment
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Great job!

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