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Andrey's Comment
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I finished the first phase of training at Roehl and got my CDL. Now it is time for the second phase - training on the road for about 3 weeks. The last 5 loads I will have to do on my own. Right now I am enjoying my home time and wait for an appointment at our DMV. As soon as I get the license, Roehl will find a trainer for me, and tell where I need to meet him.

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.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

DMV:

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.

A Girl & her Dog (Tierra 's Comment
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Congratulations on advancing!

I finished the first phase of training at Roehl and got my CDL. Now it is time for the second phase - training on the road for about 3 weeks. The last 5 loads I will have to do on my own. Right now I am enjoying my home time and wait for an appointment at our DMV. As soon as I get the license, Roehl will find a trainer for me, and tell where I need to meet him.

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.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

DMV:

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.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Wishing you the best, and following, Andrey~!!!

~ Anne ~

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OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Andrey's Comment
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After about two weeks of home time I met my trainer at a TA truck stop in Greenland, NH, which is a 40 min drive from my home. We are staying here until 0500 next day, then go pick up a load in MA and deliver it to VA. Life is good!

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Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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After about two weeks of home time I met my trainer at a TA truck stop in Greenland, NH, which is a 40 min drive from my home. We are staying here until 0500 next day, then go pick up a load in MA and deliver it to VA. Life is good!

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Life IS grand!!! Good for you, man! You should be in VA by now, perhaps?

Stay safe; the weather is abhorrent in some areas...... LoL~!!

~ Anne ~

Andrey's Comment
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You should be in VA by now, perhaps?

There is a good Yiddish saying, a man makes plans, and god laughs :-) We picked up a load much later than wanted, and were too happy to find a spot at Loves in PA, so we shut down here...

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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You should be in VA by now, perhaps?

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There is a good Yiddish saying, a man makes plans, and god laughs :-) We picked up a load much later than wanted, and were too happy to find a spot at Loves in PA, so we shut down here...

Gotcha! Another 'well worn' saying .... "Better Safe than Sorry!"

Dave W.'s Comment
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Hey bro congratulations! If your coming to VA, better get here before evening time. Snow storm coming in.

I'm at home waiting on a trainer now, just got my CDL Thursday. Hope to catch up with you when we both finish training.

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.
Andrey's Comment
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Now I understand why people in training post so rarely and unfrequently :-) Today is my 5th day of training, but it is the first time I have a full hour of free time. To sum it up, I met with my trainer at about 2pm, we picked up a load next day in Mass and delivered it to VA. Picked up another load there, and went to GA, where we dropped it, and picked a relay load (a whole trailer of adult diapers) at our terminal. We need to deliver it tomorrow at 4am, so shut down in MI at Love's at about 2pm. There was enough time for dinner, a shower, a nice long conversation with family, and this post at TT. So far I have been driving 500-600 miles each day, and feel more and more confident. My 34 reset is coming soon!

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.

PackRat's Comment
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Great update, Andrey! You're getting things done and staying busy which makes the days go by quickly. You'll be solo before long.

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