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Vicki M.'s Comment
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I start night class at a private school here in Vegas on 2/8. Excited but nervous to specially because it is at night.

Hi neighbor :) May I ask which school you decided to choose? Staying my current job while earning my CDL might be my only option, rather than going with company training right now. I called a couple but have no clue which one is better for my situation. Thanks, and good luck!

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.

Ryne T.'s Comment
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I am doing southwest truck driving school. They have night classes which I am having to do cuz of work as well. I would choose them over rtds.

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I start night class at a private school here in Vegas on 2/8. Excited but nervous to specially because it is at night.

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Hi neighbor :) May I ask which school you decided to choose? Staying my current job while earning my CDL might be my only option, rather than going with company training right now. I called a couple but have no clue which one is better for my situation. Thanks, and good luck!

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.

Jammer a's Comment
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You’ll be fine after a couple of tries backing is backing it takes time day or night a lot of docks are well lit a lot aren’t but at the back of the trailer there’s little spotter lights you will learn how to gauge with them I did slow an easy in reverse!!! Not sure about Vegas but in az we can skip questions and come back to them and it really helped me a lot to be able to do that !!!

Ya traffic better at nice not worried there I’m more worried on skills. Backing and **** at night. Will be a lil nervous driving a big rig in this kinda traffic at first. Wel I know the wording can **** u up but these questions weren’t even on any the practice ones and i had to guess. Guess gonna have to read other sections that it referenced in that section

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Better at night especially in Vegas traffic wise you’ll be fine I live by there weekend are bad at night !! But for the most part driving ng at night over there is better

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I start night class at a private school here in Vegas on 2/8. Excited but nervous to specially because it is at night.

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Steppenwolf 's Comment
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Hey man I wish I could have been training at night. Less traffic, less stress. You will be fine. Get out and look when backing in dark it is harder to see back of trailer. Take your time. Yes lots of docks are well lighted. Good luck. Steppenwolf

Ryne T.'s Comment
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Thanks for the encouragement. I will def be taking my time and goal. It will be a great experience I’m excited. I was able to skip and come back. But I’ll be prepared for a retake next time. Thanks wolf. That’s the best part is less traffic we’ll maybe not on fridays but rest of week should be good. Only hard part is gonna be me being tired from going to school and work but it’s only 5 weeks so I got this.

You’ll be fine after a couple of tries backing is backing it takes time day or night a lot of docks are well lit a lot aren’t but at the back of the trailer there’s little spotter lights you will learn how to gauge with them I did slow an easy in reverse!!! Not sure about Vegas but in az we can skip questions and come back to them and it really helped me a lot to be able to do that !!!

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Ya traffic better at nice not worried there I’m more worried on skills. Backing and **** at night. Will be a lil nervous driving a big rig in this kinda traffic at first. Wel I know the wording can **** u up but these questions weren’t even on any the practice ones and i had to guess. Guess gonna have to read other sections that it referenced in that section

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Better at night especially in Vegas traffic wise you’ll be fine I live by there weekend are bad at night !! But for the most part driving ng at night over there is better

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I start night class at a private school here in Vegas on 2/8. Excited but nervous to specially because it is at night.

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