Studying For Permit

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Travis L.'s Comment
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Well thanks to great help from this amazing website. I have applied for ROEHL transport, went over the phone with the recruiter. She ask me if I have been studying. And I am, I told her I need more time so she gave me a week and a half. I'm actually nervous about it. They require to study for Introduction Driving Safely, Transporting Cargo Safely, Air Brakes, Combination Vehicles. Now I've asked if I should study for hazmat , she said that's up to me. But should I? I kinda don't because honestly I don't want to haul something that can be dangerous lol. Any suggestions and helpful tips on studying for the exam?

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

Combination Vehicle:

A vehicle with two separate parts - the power unit (tractor) and the trailer. Tractor-trailers are considered combination vehicles.

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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Use the High Road CDL Training Program to study for your permit. Yes study for hazmat. You want it.

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

Old School's Comment
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HazMat is a good thing to have. You are only making yourself more available for loads and more valuable to your dispatcher. You will not be hauling nuclear waste or anything ridiculous like that. Those type jobs are specialized and go to specialized carriers. Did you know that bleach, paint and sometimes orange juice concentrate are considered hazardous materials? That's right. You may not get chosen to haul a load of house paint to Home Depot just because you don't have your HazMat endorsement.

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

Dispatcher:

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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I haul Hazmat multiple times a week usually, most of the time it's batteries, paint, lighters, matches, or food flavoring (yes the stuff we put in food is sometimes corrosive or flammable in large quantities ).

Like Old School said the really dangerous stuff is done by special carriers. That said you still need to be careful however it's not something I give much thought too.

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

Travis L.'s Comment
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Well that's something great to hear. Maybe I should and also with this website's hiring application I had another phone call with Wilson Logistics are they the same company that this form did company review on it was Wilson Trucking. Because I don't know much about them, how are they for people like getting into the company?

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Howdy, Travis!

Yes, that's the same Wilson. The reviews/diaries on this forum are the company that you applied to, through Trucking Truth. They've modified their name a bit from years ago. Wilson Logistics now.

Best of luck, Travis~!! Keep us posted!

~ Anne ~

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