Just Passed CDL Test

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Oz's Comment
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Does this mean I get to change my status to rookie driver?

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Rob T.'s Comment
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You can change it to whatever you like, but Driver in Training is more accurate.

Regardless. Great job getting your CDL

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Where are you going to begin your career?

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.
Oz's Comment
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You can change it to whatever you like, but Driver in Training is more accurate.

Regardless. Great job getting your CDL

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Where are you going to begin your career?

Prime Inc., and I big thank you to everyone for the support and info.

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.
Old School's Comment
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Congratulations Oz!

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Please try to stay in touch with us. It may sound a little sappy, but we love keeping up with you guys that come through here. We've witnessed some great careers get off to a really good start. It's gratifying knowing how much help we've been to our fellow road warriors.

We see a lot of people who start here and then vanish. That's okay, we really enjoy getting folks off to a great start, but it's very enjoyable seeing our community here grow. It's really special to watch the newbies develop into mentors, then hanging around in our forum helping out with the next wave of newbies.

We'd love for you to contribute to our diaries section if you're able. We wish you all the best with your training. It's a tough time, but it's worth all the effort.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Joseph L.'s Comment
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Congratulations.

Mind if I ask if anything stuck out as a curve ball? Taking mine tomorrow in Pittsburgh, PA. And honestly getting nervous. Though been using the Highroad training

Chief Brody's Comment
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Congratulations on the first step. Put your head down and really focus on making it through TNT it's brutal.

Are you going reefer , dry van , or, the coolest division of all flatbed?

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

TNT:

Trainer-N-Trainee

Prime Inc has their own CDL training program and it's divided into two phases - PSD and TNT.

The PSD (Prime Student Driver) phase is where you'll get your permit and then go on the road for 10,000 miles with a trainer. When you come back you'll get your CDL license and enter the TNT phase.

The TNT phase is the second phase of training where you'll go on the road with an experienced driver for 30,000 miles of team driving. You'll receive 14¢ per mile ($700 per week guaranteed) during this phase. Once you're finished with TNT training you will be assigned a truck to run solo.

Dean R.'s Comment
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Congrats Oz!! I'm getting closer to my one year second-time CDL anniversary. (I received a CDL after I left the military but dropped it when I went to a 4 year college - prior to the DOT physical requirement). I was one of the first to receive a CDL in the company I was part-time with while in Community College in Champaign, IL.

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.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Adam J.'s Comment
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Congratulations. I will be heading to Pittston, PA (Prime) soon (next month)

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You can change it to whatever you like, but Driver in Training is more accurate.

Regardless. Great job getting your CDL

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Where are you going to begin your career?

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Prime Inc., and I big thank you to everyone for the support and info.

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.
Oz's Comment
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Congratulations.

Mind if I ask if anything stuck out as a curve ball? Taking mine tomorrow in Pittsburgh, PA. And honestly getting nervous. Though been using the Highroad training

Nothing really, just got nervous like anyone and messed up backing a bit. Take it slow and don't stress.

Congratulations on the first step. Put your head down and really focus on making it through TNT it's brutal.

Are you going reefer , dry van , or, the coolest division of all flatbed?

Reefer for a while. My shoulders are a bit too messed up for flatbed due to the incident on my 2.

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

TNT:

Trainer-N-Trainee

Prime Inc has their own CDL training program and it's divided into two phases - PSD and TNT.

The PSD (Prime Student Driver) phase is where you'll get your permit and then go on the road for 10,000 miles with a trainer. When you come back you'll get your CDL license and enter the TNT phase.

The TNT phase is the second phase of training where you'll go on the road with an experienced driver for 30,000 miles of team driving. You'll receive 14¢ per mile ($700 per week guaranteed) during this phase. Once you're finished with TNT training you will be assigned a truck to run solo.

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