2 Weeks Left Of Company Training

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Tony E.'s Comment
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2 more weeks training with Schneider National then get to go solo in my own truck..awww then finally some personal space that will be nice!good-luck-2.gif

Old School's Comment
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Keep up the good work Tony, and Congratulations!

I still remember my training time, and I absolutely couldn't wait to get set free from that trainers truck. Everybody needs to go through it, but man it gets old as you start nearing the end of your time. I can't even describe how good it felt to be solo in my own truck. Was I completely prepared and ready? Certainly not, but to be honest with you, I don't think any of us are. That whole first year of running solo you are still learning a ton of things. I'm nearing my first anniversary right now and I'm still getting better and better at this stuff. Now it's the more subtle things that help you accomplish more miles that I'm developing better ways of doing. Early on it was other things, but the point I'm making is that it's all a learning experience, and I think it continues to be a learning experience throughout most of your career.

Best of luck to you, jump in here every now and then and let us know how it's going for you. good-luck.gif

Starcar's Comment
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You got this !!! you can do this 2 weeks standing on your....lets see...how much room is in that bunk.....standing on your...sox...

Bee-RAD's Comment
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good to hear .I leave for sni orientation on the 25 of march. I have a few questions for you,if you please. you may of answered these before. When I first started with TT, I thought I saw a point that said "see all post by this author".I would certainly like to read anything you have already written on this subject. I would like to get started as soon as possible. Do you think driving my car to orientation (from Asheville NC to West Memphis Ark)would be beneficial to me. I thought I could carry a trunk load of clothes,tools,and supplies with me. Stuff I could leave in the trunk if not needed.What are some things you took or what did you wished you had? I have a Rand Mcnally motor carriers atlas,I have been practicing trip planning ,but I will wait to buy other things like cb,cook ware, and road gear to take advantage of sni's discounts. Inspired by Old school and Wine taster ,I plan to write a CDL Training Diaries Forum.Starting with packing ,maybe i can be helpful or at least entertaining .

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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.
Bee-RAD's Comment
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Tony E.'s Comment
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Thanks for the encouragment old school and star car....bee-rad I took the bus to orientation and from my experience yes having your car will be benificial as u will save time not waiting on the hotel shuttle ...I brought my tablet computer a weeks worth of clothing clipboard , breif cas 2pens 2 mechanical pencils, calculator, blank flash cards to jot down quick notes and brought 200 cash for evening meals and meals while on road with trainer oh and sleeping bag and pillow ..I have got along fine with this amount of things can't think of anything else u would need other ur basic toiletrys...I will answer any question s u have smile.gif

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