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NaeNaeInNC's Comment
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Phew. Here I go! At 40 years old, I turned my entire life upside down. Left Montana for North Carolina, got my CDL permit with all endorsements except HazMat (oops. Going to retest that tomorrow.)

I will be starting orientation in Pittston on April 19th, and am a tiny bit apprehensive about it. I appreciate all the information everyone has put forth, and the time and effort it takes to moderate a community!

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.

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

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Phew. Here I go! At 40 years old, I turned my entire life upside down. Left Montana for North Carolina, got my CDL permit with all endorsements except HazMat (oops. Going to retest that tomorrow.)

I will be starting orientation in Pittston on April 19th, and am a tiny bit apprehensive about it. I appreciate all the information everyone has put forth, and the time and effort it takes to moderate a community!

Glad to hear you are GOING FOR IT, Naomi !!!

If you haven't already, check out Kearsey's posts on this forum, and her YouTube channel. She covers EVERYTHING! Wish you well, girl. Hope to join the ranks of 'driver' myself next year when my youngest graduates. Just hangin' on the hubby's bootstrings for the last 20 gets tedious, Lol!

Here's a link to her channel: Truckin' Along with Kearsey

There's not many a topic she DOESN'T cover, and she's good at replying to comments there, as well!

Best of luck, m'lady!!! Start a diary, in the 'Diaries' section, if you feel so inspired; we'd LOVE it!!!! Thanks!

~ Anne ~

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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.

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

IDMtnGal 's Comment
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Howdy!

Where in Montana did you live? The husband worked on cattle ranches in Sand Springs, Melstone, Ekalaka where two Traumatic Brain Injuries sidelined him permanently. In 2008, we moved to south central Idaho to be closer to one of his daughters and the other two when they came to visit. He died Sept 9, 2014 and I have been driving since.

Laura

NaeNaeInNC's Comment
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Howdy!

Where in Montana did you live? The husband worked on cattle ranches in Sand Springs, Melstone, Ekalaka where two Traumatic Brain Injuries sidelined him permanently. In 2008, we moved to south central Idaho to be closer to one of his daughters and the other two when they came to visit. He died Sept 9, 2014 and I have been driving since.

Laura

Laura, I am so sorry for your loss. He may have run across my uncle in his cattle hauling career with Dennis Berger.

I was born and raised in Missoula, have family all over the state. Unfortunately, I was stuck in a dead end career, commuting 2 hours each day, and never getting ahead. My son left the nest, and I was left wondering why I was still fighting staying in MT. I looked into trucking, and was in the process of getting out of my apartment, and getting my permit, when I had to have ankle surgery, and scotched back my plans another 6 months.

I kept getting offered flatbed positions, which was awesome, but coming from the Workman's Comp side of things, and handling the adjusting of more than a few flatbed claims, I knew it wasn't right for me. Derek at Prime told me "if you can change DL and Permit to another state, re-apply."

Fast forward to a REALLY BAD DAY™ in the Work Comp world, I called up my friend, did some math, and put my notice in. 33 days later, I was on the road to NC. I haven't been here a full month yet, and I have already established residence, and been set for orientation. My friend thought she would have more time with me just hanging around, but nope. Onto working the plan!

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Thanks Anne. 😆 she is my cheerleader

I just left Pittston yesterday morning. I have been negligent here and on my channel.lately. truth is after teaming or training for over a year and a half im.just tired. I need some time off

But with that said...I came to prime at 41. I did it. You can do it.

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