Training Complete... Test Tuesday

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Scott M.'s Comment
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So I successfully completed my 160hrs of training and take my CDL test Tuesday. Looking forward to the last step but I am very nervous about the skills test. Only thing that seems to be giving me an issue is 90 degree ally dock. I only have to do 3 skills and they are randomly selected so not even sure I will get it. If I can pass the test I will start Oct 4th with Valley Transportation. I visited there terminal and spoke with a few people and I am impressed with what they offer rookie drivers. Very excited about my new career and the opportunities that lie ahead. Thank you for all the great information on this site. Hopefully be on the road soon. God Bless and stay safe out there.

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.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Pete B.'s Comment
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Best of luck to you, Scott. I’m sure you’ll do just fine Tuesday. Don’t worry too much about that 90° back. Whatever the max number of pull ups and G.O.A.L.s you’re allowed, don’t be afraid to use all of them. Look forward to your next post celebrating your new 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.
Bruce K.'s Comment
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Good luck, Scott. I feel your pain because I'm facing a backing test next week. When you pass the test, and I'm hoping you will, you will have a great feeling of accomplishment.

Turtle's Comment
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Good luck, Scott. You'll be fine, don't let your nerves get away from you. Easy peasy .

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Scott M.'s Comment
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Best of luck to you, Scott. I’m sure you’ll do just fine Tuesday. Don’t worry too much about that 90° back. Whatever the max number of pull ups and G.O.A.L.s you’re allowed, don’t be afraid to use all of them. Look forward to your next post celebrating your new CDL!

Thank you for the positive encouragement. Spending all day today practicing before the test.

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.
Scott M.'s Comment
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Good luck, Scott. You'll be fine, don't let your nerves get away from you. Easy peasy .

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Thank you!!! Gonna practice all day today.

Scott M.'s Comment
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Good luck, Scott. I feel your pain because I'm facing a backing test next week. When you pass the test, and I'm hoping you will, you will have a great feeling of accomplishment.

Good luck with the backing test. I'm getting more relaxed. Practiced for a few hours today at school. Let me know how it goes and thank you for your encouragement.

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