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Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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I want to thank all who gave some great advice on this Topic and a few others. I feel i am already at an advantage on this new career due to your tips. As stated earlier I am currently on a project at my present employer which will now conclude sometime in Dec (as opposed to Nov), upon completion I will really kick this in the backside. I will return to this topic when the time comes and update everyone on my journey. Last question for now....the cdl training on this site is pretty good, I have taken 2 Chapter tests so far and scored an 86% without looking up answers. I can only imagine how I do when I study. Which leads to my question, Is this cdl prep tool taken from all states CDL study guides or is it just a general study guide not state specific. The reason I ask is because the Stevens School (CWW in Colorado) stated to study the Colorado DMV book because things are different from state to state, Any input appreciated. Until next time, Be Safe and.....if your a Fed Ex driver that travels 81 from Hagerstown Md to points south...Get the Hell outta the left lane and quit holding everyone up...smile.gif

You found Auggie69?? LoLoL..

Just kidding!

Stop back, as you see fit. You'll be readier than most, when you DO take the leap!

:) Anne :)

ps: regarding the state manuals being different; I'll defer that to Old School . I know NY has some coil laws, and IL is just that, ILL. Ohio is 'happily' generic, haha!

Best to ya!

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.

DMV:

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.

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