Flatbed Wanna-be

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Alicia K.'s Comment
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Hello all! I am determined to become a trucker. I want to drive a flatbed! I plan on getting my permit here in Indianapolis within the next 2 weeks. I am not able to attend driving school. I will need a paid training company. I am hoping to apply and be accepted to TMC. Any advice would be much appreciated! ~wannabeflatbedhauler

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Hello all! I am determined to become a trucker. I want to drive a flatbed! I plan on getting my permit here in Indianapolis within the next 2 weeks. I am not able to attend driving school. I will need a paid training company. I am hoping to apply and be accepted to TMC. Any advice would be much appreciated! ~wannabeflatbedhauler

Howdy, Alicia, and WELCOME to Trucking Truth!!!

TMC is a FINE company... just DON'T walk on the grass (seriously!!!) because that family of Honored Military (Marines) don't play, haha! Read the signs; it's part of the test....trust me, it is!

You'd probably do 'better' introducing yourself in the 'General' category, but.. you've got me, and I'm sure Laura (IDMtnGal) will be along shortly.

First off: Did you see this???

When you get all THAT down pat, we've got the most AMAZING pre trip study guides, as well.

As far as applying for company paid training (and yes, TMC!) I'd recommend this:

Apply For Paid CDL Training

^^^ A full two minutes will bounce a 'simple' app to TMC (and a few others!) companies that will PAY YOU to train with them.

I sure wish you the best, m'lady...hit me up anytime!!!! Go DO this!!!!

~ 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.

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.
IDMtnGal 's Comment
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Howdy!

Welcome to Trucking Truth! Go thru all the links Anne left for you. Then any questions you have, put them out there in the General Catagory.

Very few women are in flatbed, so most of your questions will need to be answered by the guys. Because this is a man's world and being the oldest of 5 brothers, 3 husbands, 1 son and 14 yrs on active duty (another man's world) in the Air Force, I seldom come over to this section.

Hope to see you around in the forums.

Laura

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