Nervous,Scared, But Confident.

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Chris B.'s Comment
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Ok. Quit my job of 20 years and start school this monday. I drove out to the school i will be attending for the first week just to find it. I'm almost done with the TruckingTruth High Road Training Program (still in the 90+ percent range). I have even bought a training aid in the form of a scale model Semi Truck just to Kind of visualize what a trailer will do when making right turns or backing up. I am getting nervous and scared. I am confident that i will do extremely well. I will use this nervous fear as a motivating factor. I will keep updating my progress as my new adventure begins.embarrassed.gifshocked.pnggood-luck-2.gif

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.
Ken C.'s Comment
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Ok. Quit my job of 20 years and start school this monday. I drove out to the school i will be attending for the first week just to find it. I'm almost done with the tt high road program (still in the 90+ percent range). I have even bought a training aid in the form of a scale model Semi Truck just to Kind of visualize what a trailer will do when making right turns or backing up. I am getting nervous and scared. I am confident that i will do extremely well. I will use this nervous fear as a motivating factor. I will keep updating my progress as my new adventure begins.embarrassed.gifshocked.pnggood-luck-2.gif

Dude,you don't need to sweat it because with the High Road and your Training Aid you'll do fine.. Good Luck

Margie M.'s Comment
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Good luck! Anyone can learn to drive a truck with practice. The trucking lifestyle is worth it all!

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Oh man I just checked your scores and I see it happen to be during a bit of a rough patch. Those Logbook and Weight & Balance sections are a doozie ya know it?

You know it!

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Yeah, getting started in trucking is all about determination and attitude. Stay positive, keep working hard every day, and don't sweat the small stuff. When you're going through school try to get to know the other people in the class who are taking it seriously and have a great attitude. Work together to help each other out.

It's going to seem like a relatively violent roller coaster ride at times for the next six months but then it gets easier and the rest of your career will just be a slightly less violent roller coaster ride.

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Seriously, I'm sure you'll do great. Ask a lot of questions and keep reporting back to us. We'll do all we can to help out.

Logbook:

A written or electronic record of a driver's duty status which must be maintained at all times. The driver records the amount of time spent driving, on-duty not driving, in the sleeper berth, or off duty. The enforcement of the Hours Of Service Rules (HOS) are based upon the entries put in a driver's logbook.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Wine Taster's Comment
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You will do fine. I started this past week after a job of 22 years. Leaving behind that security was scary as hell. All those questions pop in your head. What if Ifail? Will I be able to actually handle those big machines? Etc, etc, etc. Trust I still have some of those thoughts. Nothing in life is easy. The only time you fail is when you don't try or quit. You will do fine. Have fun and good luck!

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Chris B.'s Comment
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Thank you all very much. i shall continue my studying. i am eager to start. and i will keep everyone updated.

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