Roehl GYCDL And Life Changes

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Dave W.'s Comment
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Dqy 4 - Backing and pre-trip. Man, I feel like I'm climbing a wall without 1 arm when it comes to memorizing the pre trip and in cab inspections. But I know at some point it will happen.

Backing was fun, and a real eye opener! I have a whole new respect for all of this.

Every night I am exhausted. Every day its something new. I'm still having a blast!

P..s. Anne the videos are online learning. I dont think anyone wants to watch an old fat guy in trucking school lol.

Anne A. (momcat)'s Comment
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Dqy 4 - Backing and pre-trip. Man, I feel like I'm climbing a wall without 1 arm when it comes to memorizing the pre trip and in cab inspections. But I know at some point it will happen.

Backing was fun, and a real eye opener! I have a whole new respect for all of this.

Every night I am exhausted. Every day its something new. I'm still having a blast!

P..s. Anne the videos are online learning. I dont think anyone wants to watch an old fat guy in trucking school lol.

I'm still following, excited for ya! Sounds like a heckuva week; enjoy the weekend!

~ Anne ~

ps: I'd check out the videos, LoL.. ! Truth!

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Dave W.'s Comment
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Day 5 and 6

Day 5 - We drove around the South side of Atlanta and our instructor presented us with new challenges in turning 73 feet vehicles. I loved every minute of it! We spent the afternoon working on our pre trip inspections.

Day 6 - It was a half day and we learned trip planning. Again, im soaking up everything I can.

I have tomorrow off so I'm gonna catch up on sleep, laundry, and family.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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My biggest problem with the pre trip was verbalizing everything the examiner wants to hear, to me if I say I inspected "X" then "X" will automatically be not rusted, damaged, broken and in good condition but you need to communicate that part.

You will get it, it just takes sometime and can be overwhelming.

Dave W.'s Comment
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Week 2 Day 1

Backing, backing, and more backing. Did all 3 required backs today, multiple times. Every day I feel more confident and more things seem to fall into place. The instructors are all really good folks and you can tell they want you to succeed. I never realized how much work goes into this and I now have a much deeper respect for this profession. Well off to bed, tomorrow will be here soon. I love my job!

Old School's Comment
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I love my job!

That's a great way to end a post! Dave, I'm real excited for you. It seems you are really relieved to be out here doing something new. I applaud you for that. I know law enforcement has just been a tough slog for the past few years. We salute you for your service, but we are also glad to see that you are energized about your new chapter in life. Congratulations, and keep pushing yourself to be the best you can be at this!

Dave W.'s Comment
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Week 2

The days are flying by, seems like just a few days ago I met my roommate. This week has been backing, a lot of.it, and driving tight roads and turns. We got scheduled for our test next week and I feel like I still have a ton to learn.

I'm sitting here warming up the truck, waiting to work on my in cab and brake test, and I feel so fortunate to have this opportunity! I'm not a professional driver yet, but I will be!

Anne A. (momcat)'s Comment
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Week 2

The days are flying by, seems like just a few days ago I met my roommate. This week has been backing, a lot of.it, and driving tight roads and turns. We got scheduled for our test next week and I feel like I still have a ton to learn.

I'm sitting here warming up the truck, waiting to work on my in cab and brake test, and I feel so fortunate to have this opportunity! I'm not a professional driver yet, but I will be!

That's the AWESOME ATTITUDE to have, Dave ~!!! You got this~!!!

PJ's Comment
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Dave I’m a little late to the party, but congrats to you on making it to retirement. I did a little over 28 in central cali. Also congrats on your progress in school... I went through Roehl little over 7 years ago. Back then the only location was Marshfield. Keep up the great job sir!!!

Andrey's Comment
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I went through Roehl little over 7 years ago.

PJ, I just got my CDL after three weeks in Marshfield. Are you still with Roehl?

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.
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