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Chris P.'s Comment
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Hello All! I am part of the civilian employee pool that the President is trying to force the vaccine mandate on. A guv'ment mule. I doubt I will take the shot but I've not had to make that decision yet, so I'm in the position to have to look around and test some waters. I passed my CDL test and received my Class A CDL in June of this year. However, I have no driving experience. My only driving has been in my CDL school and on the test. If any of you were in or are in a similar situation what trucking company or companies would you choose to go to work for? I know I'll have to go to a company that trains new drivers so I'd want one with a good record in training. I tend to stay with a company for awhile when I hire own. Retired after 22 years with Army and I've been "a mule" for 10 years now. If the mandate happens I will have the option to drop retirement paperwork and move on or take the jab because my paycheck is a good one. Again, that bridge has not shown up on the road I'm on.

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.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Schneider National is a company that has a good training program. But many others do also.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Well, I did this backwards; SORRY! Howdy, Chris P !!!

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Hello All! I am part of the civilian employee pool that the President is trying to force the vaccine mandate on. A guv'ment mule. I doubt I will take the shot but I've not had to make that decision yet, so I'm in the position to have to look around and test some waters. I passed my CDL test and received my Class A CDL in June of this year. However, I have no driving experience. My only driving has been in my CDL school and on the test. If any of you were in or are in a similar situation what trucking company or companies would you choose to go to work for? I know I'll have to go to a company that trains new drivers so I'd want one with a good record in training. I tend to stay with a company for awhile when I hire own. Retired after 22 years with Army and I've been "a mule" for 10 years now. If the mandate happens I will have the option to drop retirement paperwork and move on or take the jab because my paycheck is a good one. Again, that bridge has not shown up on the road I'm on.

Sometimes, the best bridges are the ones WE build!!!

~ Anne & Tom ~

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.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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CFI trains and until a rule follows behind the talk there is no decision on what they will do.

Steve L.'s Comment
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If you’re gonna move on because of having to get the jab, what makes you think trucking companies will be exempt?

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