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Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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I'm just a dumb Texan. I do have a child and some grand kids in Ohio though.

O/S, you are the voice of this place. I'm a cheerleader, is all. Brett knows this, LoL!

I'm just still wondering how Kiddo is gonna get on with Millis (or even DML) without that buck'sixty certificate.. Any ideas there?!?

LoL!!! We Buckeyes are often called 'worthless nuts!' ;)

Good excuse to stop by, ya know!!!!!! :) :) :)

~ Anne ~

Dm:

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.
KID's Comment
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No idea what to do next lol not sure where to start.

KID's Comment
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I'll tell you what the examiner was extremely intimidating lol.

KID's Comment
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I didn't know I'd have to have a training certificate even after getting my CDL??

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.
Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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No idea what to do next lol not sure where to start.

Would CFI take you back, now that you have a CDL and you still owe them, anyway?? I'd ask...

I'll tell you what the examiner was extremely intimidating lol.

Most are, intentionally...methinks!

~ Anne ~

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.
Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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I didn't know I'd have to have a training certificate even after getting my CDL??

Yeppers. Prettys sure ALL 'reputable' companies require that 160 hour certificate of graduation, from an accredited school.

That could be what hems you up.

I'd reach out to CFI, were I you.

~ Anne ~

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.

EPU:

Electric Auxiliary Power Units

Electric APUs have started gaining acceptance. These electric APUs use battery packs instead of the diesel engine on traditional APUs as a source of power. The APU's battery pack is charged when the truck is in motion. When the truck is idle, the stored energy in the battery pack is then used to power an air conditioner, heater, and other devices

Greg M.'s Comment
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It is not currently a requirement to get your CDL but many large companies require it as proof that you have had some structured training.

I had 2 employers in my first year of driving and neither one asked for any certification.

Look for companies that advertise that they hire new drivers. My big break was getting hired by Ryder in their Driver Development Program. All they required was a CDL and a clean driving record. I had to spend 6 weeks with a trainer, this was home nightly, after that I tested out and went solo.

I didn't know I'd have to have a training certificate even after getting my CDL??

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.
KID's Comment
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Well darn, from what I heard if you only get your CDL but not the certificate they will put you through school again for freshments.

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.
PackRat's Comment
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Well darn, from what I heard if you only get your CDL but not the certificate they will put you through school again for freshments.

Perhaps you should start reading the advice and facts that we post on here. That might assist you....

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.
KID's Comment
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CFI is ignoring me so I've decided to just work with Rogers Group Contracting.

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