Finished My Training And Assigned A Truck

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ChrisEMT's Comment
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It's been a while since I posted here, so I wanted to post another update.

I finished my training at Werner, and tested out yesterday, and I was assigned my first truck. it's a 2011 international prostar eagle... it has 533k miles on the odometer, and I am waiting to go back to the hotel and get my stuff, and get my stuff in the truck and get going on the road.....

stay safe out there.....

Chris

6 string rhythm's Comment
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Congrats Chris! I love seeing new drivers starting their career and giving updates. I'm starting school in May. I'll be in your shoes soon enough ;) Excited for your success!

Pat M.'s Comment
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Congrats on the new ride

PJ's Comment
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Congrats Chris. Well earned๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„

Starcar's Comment
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CHRIS !!! I knew you would come thru with flying colors...Now is when you put to use, everything you have learned...AND now is when your true adventure starts.....you will have questions, and get into situations and you will need help....We are here , ready to help you all we can....Keep us posted !!!!!

CONGRATULATIONS !!!!!

Chris B.'s Comment
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I start my new career this monday. I will be you in about 8 weeks.

Daniel B.'s Comment
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I start my new career this monday. I will be you in about 8 weeks.

Good luck at TDA. Tell Henry I said hi.

Daniel B.'s Comment
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And congrats EMT. You'll do great I'm sure of it. Be sure to stop on by whenever you can!

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Hey congrats man! That's awesome!!!! Looking forward to hearing more updates from your time running solo.

You've made it to the big time!

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Vykarius's Comment
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Congrats on flying solo now brother! I begin week 6 of 7 in my CDL school at Western Pacific in Stockton, CA. Nervous as hell about the skills tests for DMV on 3-19-14! Then I'll need everyone's advice narrowing down my starting company choice....so far it's May Trucking vs. Northern Refrigerated and if teams between CRST and Covenant. Good luck!

It's been a while since I posted here, so I wanted to post another update.

I finished my training at Werner, and tested out yesterday, and I was assigned my first truck. it's a 2011 international prostar eagle... it has 533k miles on the odometer, and I am waiting to go back to the hotel and get my stuff, and get my stuff in the truck and get going on the road.....

stay safe out there.....

Chris

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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