Dutch Maid Logistics -- Orientation/Training

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Davy A.'s Comment
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I’m bumping a blog article I wrote about training... mine is one of many. Worth checking out the blog section of TT.


Sadly the whole episode detracts from the importance of training and getting through it. I know it shouldn't shock me, but if you are here in this community, you will see people implode on their path. I can't help thinking that usually it is their own fault. They usually finish it off by fighting with the folks here.

I remember reading all the diaries here before I started school and training and each time I read of a disastrous training relationship, I made notes of how to avoid that in my path.

I guess people could say that I lucked out and got a great trainer, and it's true to an extent, but it's also true that I made sure to keep my attitude and ego in check. I deescalated every possible conflict, I listened intently and did my job....be a pupil, a student. Plenty of times, my trainer was frustrated and exasperated with me. I just used those times to do better.

I don't know, I get that there are some trainers that just aren't that good, but it can't always be the trainers fault. Am I off in my thoughts on this?


Downfall of CDL Students

Good advice and reading. Makes sense to me.


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.


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Brett Aquila's Comment
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BIrd-One posted a link to a video in a recent message here. I embed the video in his post, but I'm also going to embed it here so no one has to dig for it on previous pages:

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