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J R.'s Comment
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Things are in the works for starting GYCDL with Roehl later this month! I have been looking at getting into trucking for sometime and started reading this site for that reason. It has been lots of help thus far, and I am sure it will continue to be as I get into training and beyond!

Thanks for everything so far!

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.
Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Welcome to Trucking Truth, J.R.~!

Wishing you the best with Roehl . .. excellent choice!

Have you seen all of our awesome links, and pretript tests, and whatnot?

If you've got any questions, feel free to ask; the veterans on here, are MORE than glad to help~!!

~ Anne ~

Pre-trip Inspection:

A pre-trip inspection is a thorough inspection of the truck completed before driving for the first time each day.

Federal and state laws require that drivers inspect their vehicles. Federal and state inspectors also may inspect your vehicles. If they judge a vehicle to be unsafe, they will put it “out of service” until it is repaired.

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.
J R.'s Comment
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Welcome to Trucking Truth, J.R.~!

Wishing you the best with Roehl . .. excellent choice!

Have you seen all of our awesome links, and pretript tests, and whatnot?

Thank you!

I have been looking over the various resources here and reading the blogs, etc. I have done much of the High Road CDL Training Program. It helped me to pass my tests for my CDL permit including the tanker endorsement. I have seen the pretrip study guide, but I haven't really looked at it yet. I have read Brett's book which was quite interesting.

Right now I am just excited, nervous, and raring to go! I should be getting information on what to bring to training next week, but I have been worrying about it all week! Time to relax and let happen what is going to happen! (That is start looking at a couple of those other resources you linked!)

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.
Old School's Comment
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Keep us posted J.R.

We've seen a lot of folks get their start at Roehl. They know how to get you off to a great start. We look forward to hearing your updates!

Dave W.'s Comment
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Good morning!

I start with Roehl in January. Which terminal you going to?

Good luck!

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Andrey's Comment
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Good morning!

I start with Roehl in January. Which terminal you going to?

Good luck!

Hey Dave,

I start in Marshfield on 12/28. I see there will be a few guys from this forum starting GYCDL. I am from NH, will be on a regional Northeast dry van fleet.

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.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

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.
Dave W.'s Comment
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I'm going to Georgia to work in national dry van. Maybe we can catch up in a few months on the road!

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.
Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Welcome to Trucking Truth, J.R.~!

Wishing you the best with Roehl . .. excellent choice!

Have you seen all of our awesome links, and pretript tests, and whatnot?

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Thank you!

I have been looking over the various resources here and reading the blogs, etc. I have done much of the High Road CDL Training Program. It helped me to pass my tests for my CDL permit including the tanker endorsement. I have seen the pretrip study guide, but I haven't really looked at it yet. I have read Brett's book which was quite interesting.

Right now I am just excited, nervous, and raring to go! I should be getting information on what to bring to training next week, but I have been worrying about it all week! Time to relax and let happen what is going to happen! (That is start looking at a couple of those other resources you linked!)

Glad to help, J.R. ~! As Old School said, yes ! Please don't be a stranger; keep us in the loop!

Also, there's this:

Some of these links might help y'all others, too~!!

Enjoy the holidays, good sirs ~!

~ Anne ~

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.

OTR:

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
J R.'s Comment
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Good morning!

I start with Roehl in January. Which terminal you going to?

Good luck!

I will be going to Marshfield, WI. There wasn't room in GA, which would have been much closer (I live in GA now), but getting back up to the northern Midwest will be great as well :)

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

J R.'s Comment
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Two days until both my birthday and the day that I start out toward WI and my new life. Excitement and anxiety will mark these next couple of days. I know that there are large numbers of people who have successfully completed Roehl's training, so there is no reason I shouldn't succeed as well, but the unknown has always been a bit anxiety producing.

I can't wait!

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