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Old School's Comment
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Wooo Hooo! Congratulations sir - you did it!

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Let the real fun begin now.

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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Guys just got back from my early morning testing....Passed 100% on pre/trip and had to do the whole truck A, B, & C. Did get five points on backing, and eleven on the road trip...So thankful I passed.

Thanks everyone for you help!!

Congrats!!!!!!!! All that work & whack paid off, see ?!?

Best wishes going forward, as well!!

~ Anne ~

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87Wrangler 's Comment
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Pulled the valve covers off a couple days ago just for inspection before heading back and found a broken valve spring on the number 5 cylinder at the exhaust side. This would explain the missing and blowback into the intake. I ordered parts on Sunday, which are due wed. or thurs. and has delayed my trip back home to get my license issued. Was able to make an appointment at the DMV for Monday and hope to make it there safely. I am praying the valve isn't burned and still seats properly, but will have to wait and see. I did do my orientation today, and clearing house, and only need some reefer training tomorrow and orientation will be complete. I received a hat, gloves, lock, safety vest, safety book, manual, log book, ect. Also have much better directions back to avoid toll roads and CHICAGO. Cant wait to get back behind the wheel. I am missing it already!! Will be in touch before I head back. I welcome all of your prayers this has been one tough journey so far and thank you in advance for any prayers you would be willing to offer up for me and my families behalf.


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.


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.


A refrigerated trailer.

PackRat's Comment
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I'll pray that your antique gets you home and then back.

87Wrangler 's Comment
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Antique...LOL Appreciate it!!

87Wrangler 's Comment
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Hey wait a minute. Were you talking about the Truck or Me? lol

PackRat's Comment
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Hey wait a minute. Were you talking about the Truck or Me? lol

The pickup truck.

87Wrangler 's Comment
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The springs came in late yesterday evening, and finished installing them at 12:30 last night, the rented spring compressor was not a quality tool, so much so that my neighbor came over to help and stayed until we got it, it literally took four hands to use....cranked it up, and no miss....smooth as silk. Praise the Lord. I needed that. Woke up this morning to find a bad oil leak on the valve cover so I pulled it and am putting it back on right now. Planning to head back for home in the morning. Again, all prayers are welcomed. Will check back in when I make it back up here and officially start my job with pay. Should be sometime next week if all goes well. Thank you again for all of your help along the way. I couldn't have made it this far as quickly as I did with out it. If the mechanical problems didn't exist, and memorial day delaying Fridays test day, I would have been heading back home on the fifth day with all tests passed the first time. Again, I appreciate the CDL Training program, and pre-trip study guide. It is very valuable to say the least. I know my learning is just beginning, but am sure I can search the site for further guidance. Thank you to all who take the time share your knowledge and all that goes into maintaining the site!


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.
Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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Glad it's still coming together for ya, '87 !

Safe travels, & I'll be following~!!

~ Anne ~

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