Attempting My CDL A

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Charles C.'s Comment
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I and studying for at CDL A.

Longer term view is to own a rig and be in business.

I need a lot of advise.

Thanks for accepting me into the forum.

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. (momcat)'s Comment
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I and studying for at CDL A.

Longer term view is to own a rig and be in business.

I need a lot of advise.

Thanks for accepting me into the forum.

Welcome, Charles~!!

Keep the 'short term' views in sight before thinking of O/O, and start here, if you haven't already:

Apply For Paid CDL Training

If you go 'top to bottom' accordingly, this will help immensely. If you choose to 'skip around' as I often do, start with Brett's Book. It's free to read, right here.

When you dig through all that, or even PRIOR, the veterans of this site will be available to answer ANY and ALL questions, along the way!!

Best wishes, and again... .WELCOME TO TT~!

~ 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.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Rob T.'s Comment
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First things first take advantage of High Road CDL Training Program to get your permit. We strongly feel Paid CDL Training Programs are the best way to enter the industry, you can even Apply For Paid CDL Training right here on this website. You fill out 1 application and its sent to many different companies. When you're accepted into their program you're guaranteed a job if you successfully obtain your CDL. Private schools will help anyone with money get their license even if they're unlikely to be hired due to criminal or driving record issues.

We have a couple O/O on this forum but an overwhelming majority of us are company drivers. Many experienced drivers here make over 70k or more a year without the stress of running a business. My advice is to focus on getting your license and putting it ATLEAST a solid year as a company driver before even considering O/O. Most rookies make mistakes. Make those on the companies dime, learn freight lanes, track the expenses such as fuel and maintenance then decide if you want to go that route. Nearly all of us have decided that staying a company driver is the best way financially.

Welcome to the forum, don't be afraid to ask any other questions you have.

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.
Charles C.'s Comment
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I am so appreciative of the quick and helpful responses.

It's so comforting to find a group of people willing to share information and their experiences.

I'm going to take your advise for sure.

Thank you so much.

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I and studying for at CDL A.

Longer term view is to own a rig and be in business.

I need a lot of advise.

Thanks for accepting me into the forum.

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Welcome, Charles~!!

Keep the 'short term' views in sight before thinking of O/O, and start here, if you haven't already:

Apply For Paid CDL Training

If you go 'top to bottom' accordingly, this will help immensely. If you choose to 'skip around' as I often do, start with Brett's Book. It's free to read, right here.

When you dig through all that, or even PRIOR, the veterans of this site will be available to answer ANY and ALL questions, along the way!!

Best wishes, and again... .WELCOME TO TT~!

~ 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.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Charles C.'s Comment
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Thanks for your input. Definitely good advice.

This is something I had wanted to do years and years ago, I just hope I haven't missed the bought.

I'll be sure to reach out as make my way.

Thank you for the words of advice!

Thanks

First things first take advantage of High Road CDL Training Program to get your permit. We strongly feel Paid CDL Training Programs are the best way to enter the industry, you can even Apply For Paid CDL Training right here on this website. You fill out 1 application and its sent to many different companies. When you're accepted into their program you're guaranteed a job if you successfully obtain your CDL. Private schools will help anyone with money get their license even if they're unlikely to be hired due to criminal or driving record issues.

We have a couple O/O on this forum but an overwhelming majority of us are company drivers. Many experienced drivers here make over 70k or more a year without the stress of running a business. My advice is to focus on getting your license and putting it ATLEAST a solid year as a company driver before even considering O/O. Most rookies make mistakes. Make those on the companies dime, learn freight lanes, track the expenses such as fuel and maintenance then decide if you want to go that route. Nearly all of us have decided that staying a company driver is the best way financially.

Welcome to the forum, don't be afraid to ask any other questions you have.

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.
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