New FFE Transportation Grads

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Rene R.'s Comment
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Finally heading to the academy on WED. I'm really, really nervous heading to the academy since the biggest vehicle i've driven is a straight truck. I've never even been on a big rig. Should I be this freaking nervous? Any recent grads from FFE that could give me some pointers?Any last advice would be greatly appreciated.

Starcar's Comment
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RELAX....BREATHE.....they know you haven't driven a semi....and you are ahead of most, since you have driven a straight truck !!! Have you gone thru the High Road Training Program ???? If not, get on it...it will help you get thru school....And we are here to help, as well... Good Luck !!!!

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.
Daniel B.'s Comment
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Finally heading to the academy on WED. I'm really, really nervous heading to the academy since the biggest vehicle i've driven is a straight truck. I've never even been on a big rig. Should I be this freaking nervous? Any recent grads from FFE that could give me some pointers?Any last advice would be greatly appreciated.

So??

You fit right in. There's a reason you're coming in as a student. They'll teach you. Everyone starts somewhere.

Prepare and educate yourself before you go. Relax and have confidence in yourself and you'll be fine.

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