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John B.'s Comment
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Finally got a good nights sleep last night. Completed all 46 computer based training by about 8 o’clock did an hour of pre-trip studying and passed out. Today was simulator day ended up passing with 78 points he said I did pretty well for not ever being in a big rig, I did jackknifed the truck once in a blizzard but after the instructor explained what I did wrong I was able to pull out the slide the next time. Now it’s sitting and waiting to be cleared through all the different departments. Got to the terminal early this morning around 530 talking to drivers that were there in the cafe. That’s when I knew I made the right decision not one driver said anything bad, they all welcomed me and said I was with a great company and a great program. That goes really far with me most places when you’re in training everybody looks at you and says hurry get out while you can. The only thing that I have found that I did not like is the whole clearing process, I paid my fee almost 3 weeks ago in my personal opinion I believe all employment, background, and other nonsense needs to be completed by these other departments before I gothere. I could’ve sent them any and all information and they could’ve asked me. I should’ve been able to give my vital documents, my med card, and my CDL and that be the end of it. Still haven’t heard back about the one supervisor that is questioning my background check that my recruiter is ticked off with. Hopefully I should be clear tomorrow which will definitely lower my blood pressure because of course I’m still a little worried that I could be sent home relying heavily on my faith and prayer to get through that. But other then that I have no complaints with this program it is outstanding they really show that they care and as I’m finding the motto is around here everyone has a little skin in the game.

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.

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.

Witch Chick's Comment
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Wow!

Sounds all good and exciting! I'm glad things are going great for you! I hope your road stay clear and you have great experiences ahead of you!

Keep on sharing! & I'lll keep on reading!

~Witch Chick

RealDiehl's Comment
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I saw a bunch of students at the pad this afternoon (around 13:30). I spent the night at the pad bc parking at the terminal wasn't an option by the time I got there. We're you with that group? I ran inside to get some coffee before heading out, but the machine was in the dreaded "cleaning mode".

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.

John B.'s Comment
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Got cleared around 1530 and went out. Been there all day pre tripping

I saw a bunch of students at the pad this afternoon (around 13:30). I spent the night at the pad bc parking at the terminal wasn't an option by the time I got there. We're you with that group? I ran inside to get some coffee before heading out, but the machine was in the dreaded "cleaning mode".

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.

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