FNG In MD Looking For Driving Info

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Mr. Curmudgeon's Comment
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Excellent news!!! Very happy for your success. The first few months are going to be really really tough, but if you got it out, keep your eye on the long-term, you should do okay. Keep us posted as you have time, your enthusiasm and excitement is refreshing.

Gabriel 's Comment
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Thank you sir. I'm signed up for some online classes with them to help me prepare for the written. That's the first big obstacle.

8 days to test day.

Need to go get my dot physical at s I me point next week before the written.

Excellent news!!! Very happy for your success. The first few months are going to be really really tough, but if you got it out, keep your eye on the long-term, you should do okay. Keep us posted as you have time, your enthusiasm and excitement is refreshing.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

IDMtnGal 's Comment
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Thank you sir. I'm signed up for some online classes with them to help me prepare for the written. That's the first big obstacle.

8 days to test day.

CDL Training Material

This link to TT's training materials will help you pass your tests and it's free. Most everyone passes the first time after studying this.

Laura

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.
Gabriel 's Comment
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Awesome TY Laura.

I'll be studying this weekend while everyone is out partying for St Patty's day lol 😆

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Thank you sir. I'm signed up for some online classes with them to help me prepare for the written. That's the first big obstacle.

8 days to test day.

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CDL Training Material

This link to TT's training materials will help you pass your tests and it's free. Most everyone passes the first time after studying this.

Laura

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.
Gabriel 's Comment
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Ok guys been busy with work etc. Small update. Went to the clinic after work today for my DOT physical. Was a walk in so had to wait a couple of hours but I got it done. Got a 2 year card so happy about that.

Written exam for the learners permit is this Sat morning.

Gonna wash the motor oil from work off of myself and get some food in my belly and back to studying.

Hope everyone is well.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Auggie69's Comment
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Ok guys been busy with work etc. Small update. Went to the clinic after work today for my DOT physical. Was a walk in so had to wait a couple of hours but I got it done. Got a 2 year card so happy about that.

Written exam for the learners permit is this Sat morning.

Gonna wash the motor oil from work off of myself and get some food in my belly and back to studying.

Hope everyone is well.

In MD pretty sure you can't get your Hazmat till you have your actual license. Not a game changer but something to think about.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Gabriel 's Comment
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That's what I was informed. I'm just going to test for whats necessary for the A and skip the endorsements for now. Get my foot in the door and can add them as I need to/want to.

Thanks for replying 👍

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Ok guys been busy with work etc. Small update. Went to the clinic after work today for my DOT physical. Was a walk in so had to wait a couple of hours but I got it done. Got a 2 year card so happy about that.

Written exam for the learners permit is this Sat morning.

Gonna wash the motor oil from work off of myself and get some food in my belly and back to studying.

Hope everyone is well.

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In MD pretty sure you can't get your Hazmat till you have your actual license. Not a game changer but something to think about.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

John M.'s Comment
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Hows it going everyone? Came across this forum looking for trucking info online.

I am getting back to the workforce after a few years sidetracked due to a flu vaccine. I'm not a spring chicken anymore and can't see myself going back to school for years to maybe land a job and not be stuck with school debt and no career.

In a previous life I was a firefighter and paramedic. Many years driving fire trucks but we didn't need to have a cdl in the state I worked in.

I am scheduled to take my written exam for my learners permit towards the end of the month as I have figured whether I go to an employer for training or to school I will need this.

I have a few questions and wouldn't mind picking the brains of those more experienced than myself. No criminal record no issue with my personal DL and just looking for a solid career to get back on my feet. Currently working as lube tech at a local garage until I get something figured out. Pay sucks but grateful to be employed.

Trying to get some information so I can make informed decisions on getting into trucking.

Thanks for letting me into your little slice of the internet here.

I was unemployed for longer than you were when I got back into trucking and I was pre-approved by every company that I applied for while in school. If you have a clean criminal record to go along with your clean driving record I wouldnt worry about the lack of recent work history. My .02

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Congrats.... Keep in mind that is not a job offer. It is an invitation to orientation and the entire training process including once you started your salary employment is an interview. Keep a good attitude and understand you are on equal footing with others until you prove yourself as a star. It is a competition of sorts.

With that said..i started at a company expecting to stay a year and got home. I have been here ever since....5.5 years later.

Good luck

Gabriel 's Comment
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Thanks for replying. I have no dilusions about what is happening and know full well things will just increase in difficulty not get easier. I'm just grateful for the opportunity at hand which is all I need.

3 more days until the written exam. Fingers crossed.

Congrats.... Keep in mind that is not a job offer. It is an invitation to orientation and the entire training process including once you started your salary employment is an interview. Keep a good attitude and understand you are on equal footing with others until you prove yourself as a star. It is a competition of sorts.

With that said..i started at a company expecting to stay a year and got home. I have been here ever since....5.5 years later.

Good luck

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