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Josh H.'s Comment
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Greetings everyone,

I've been lurking for a few months while starting the process of getting into a training program. Hit a few bumps along the way, so I didn't want to jinx things anymore, but as of New Year's Eve I overcame the last hurdle and am now getting everything in order for training starting the 25th at Millis in Hamilton, OH.

The info I found here was invaluable in getting me across the starting line. So this is a general thank you and a brief hello.

A bit of background, I drove a bit back in the early 2000's. Didn't have the support I thought I did at home and got out. Heeded some bad advice from the BMV and wound up downgrading my license back to a non-cdl. Now I have a much more supportive family, kids are teens and above, so it's time to return. I'm sure I'll have some questions since things have changed quite a bit since I was last in the truck.

Happy New Year and looking forward to becoming more active on here.

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.

Bmv:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

Old School's Comment
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Happy New Year and looking forward to becoming more active on here.

Happy New Year, and welcome aboard Josh!

Thanks for introducing yourself to us. Feel free to join in on our conversations. Also feel free to ask questions. There are no dumb questions here in our forum. You don't have to feel like you need to dive for cover after asking a question in here. We do our best to keep it civil and helpful. Our whole purpose is to push back against the army of misinformation that faces new truck drivers as they enter their new career. We call it Trucking Truth for a reason. We try to live up to that reason each day.

Jammer a's Comment
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Welcome to th site if you don’t know ask everyone here will steer you right and tell you the truth even if it’s not what you wanna here this sight got me goin and running hard from the get go from qaulcom to trip planning to chaining up if I can help just ask!!!

Greetings everyone,

I've been lurking for a few months while starting the process of getting into a training program. Hit a few bumps along the way, so I didn't want to jinx things anymore, but as of New Year's Eve I overcame the last hurdle and am now getting everything in order for training starting the 25th at Millis in Hamilton, OH.

The info I found here was invaluable in getting me across the starting line. So this is a general thank you and a brief hello.

A bit of background, I drove a bit back in the early 2000's. Didn't have the support I thought I did at home and got out. Heeded some bad advice from the BMV and wound up downgrading my license back to a non-cdl. Now I have a much more supportive family, kids are teens and above, so it's time to return. I'm sure I'll have some questions since things have changed quite a bit since I was last in the truck.

Happy New Year and looking forward to becoming more active on here.

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.

Bmv:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

Turtle's Comment
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Welcome, Josh. Thanks for joining in the fun.

Good luck at Millis, and please be sure to let us know how it's going.

Josh H.'s Comment
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Thanks for the warm welcome everyone. I want to try to post a training and beyond diary, but I do tend to forget to post a lot of times.

I'm hoping driving is like riding a bike and I just need to shake the rust off.

Anne A. (momcat)'s Comment
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Thanks for the warm welcome everyone. I want to try to post a training and beyond diary, but I do tend to forget to post a lot of times.

I'm hoping driving is like riding a bike and I just need to shake the rust off.

Welcome aboard, Josh!

Would love to follow along in your journey/diary, as well . . . even random posts are exciting to read !!

ps: My ole'guy said it IS just like riding a bike...you might skin your knee getting 'back on' ... but you'll be fine!

~ Anne ~

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