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Andrey's Comment
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It looks like bad weather is gone, I have seen wild geese coming back, and they are never wrong! Another week of training is also gone. My trainer took 4 days of home time, so Roehl moved me to another trainer, this time a local driver. I am very glad, because I am learning a very dufferent mode of driving, managing service hours, even backing - yes, we've been at a few places in town shopping malls where I would have problems with my small utility trailer, but somehow the freight box ended in the hole... I have one more day of training, the upgrade test is scheduled for Tuesday in Gary, IN. I was not sure before my CDL test last month, but I am quite confident in my new skills now. The best thing is, I will see my family soon!

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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A quick and the last update for my training story. I passed the upgrade test and now all I need is a truck. The company doesn't have it at the moment, so I am going home for now in a rental car.

Old School's Comment
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Congratulations Andrey!

We want so see pictures of you with your first truck.

PackRat's Comment
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Congratulations! Enjoy your reward of these days off at home.

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Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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A quick and the last update for my training story. I passed the upgrade test and now all I need is a truck. The company doesn't have it at the moment, so I am going home for now in a rental car.

BLESSINGS in disguise. Gotta love'em!

MAAAAAJOR CONGRATS!!!! dancing-dog.gif good-luck.gif dancing-dog.gif

Hug the fam once again; and be prepared, for ..

REALITY!!!

Still (always) following, good sir!

~ Anne ~

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

David F.'s Comment
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...The one thing I will definitely not be missing in a hotel at night is a reefer , parked right next to our truck :-)

That reminds me of the time my A/C compressor went out on July 4th. The truck went into the shop and I went into a motel next to the shop. The all night fireworks in the motel parking lot made sure I didn't get much sleep that night. I would take the next door reefer over that experience any day of the week and twice on Sunday. But, obnoxious noise is still obnoxious noise.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

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