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Matty Z.'s Comment
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Whats up good people? My name is Matty Z. I drove for about a year in 2008. My kid became ill so I stepped away. I did let my cdl lapse. My son graduates high school this spring, he will go off to college and I plan to retrain. I have lurked a bit before becoming a member. I am leaning very heavily toward company sponsored training.

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.

Company Sponsored Training:

A Company-Sponsored Training Program is a school that is owned and operated by a trucking company.

The schooling often requires little or no money up front. Instead of paying up-front tuition you will sign an agreement to work for the company for a specified amount of time after graduation, usually around a year, at a slightly lower rate of pay in order to pay for the training.

If you choose to quit working for the company before your year is up, they will normally require you to pay back a prorated amount of money for the schooling. The amount you pay back will be comparable to what you would have paid if you went to an independently owned school.

Company-sponsored training can be an excellent way to get your career underway if you can't afford the tuition up front for private schooling.

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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We highly recommend company sponsored training. If you look through our diaries section you will find the most up to date info on different companies.

The High Road CDL Training Program is the best free study guide for you learner's permit.

Best of luck to you.

Of course I recommend CFI.

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.

Company Sponsored Training:

A Company-Sponsored Training Program is a school that is owned and operated by a trucking company.

The schooling often requires little or no money up front. Instead of paying up-front tuition you will sign an agreement to work for the company for a specified amount of time after graduation, usually around a year, at a slightly lower rate of pay in order to pay for the training.

If you choose to quit working for the company before your year is up, they will normally require you to pay back a prorated amount of money for the schooling. The amount you pay back will be comparable to what you would have paid if you went to an independently owned school.

Company-sponsored training can be an excellent way to get your career underway if you can't afford the tuition up front for private schooling.

Donna M.'s Comment
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I’m curious about your picture! What does your crow represent?

Matty Z.'s Comment
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Its from The Black Crowes!

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Whats up good people? My name is Matty Z. I drove for about a year in 2008. My kid became ill so I stepped away. I did let my cdl lapse. My son graduates high school this spring, he will go off to college and I plan to retrain. I have lurked a bit before becoming a member. I am leaning very heavily toward company sponsored training.

I remember you from another forum, methinks.

My G13Tomcat helped you numerous times...perhaps!

Our son 'ages up' at the end of this month, so ... i'm looking into getting 'BACK IN THE SADDLE, AGAIN!' I only had a permit .. 2x. Good to hear, you did what you needed, as a dad ... taking care of your child. Amen to that.

As shared above; YES, company sponsored (ESPECIALLY, NOWadays!) is the way to go. I really hope you apply to the link within.

Glad you are here. Reply to the replies, and .. 'GET DOWN ON IT !!!'

Best Wishes;

~ Anne ~

ps: Since you've gotta have a do'over, look at Brett's HRTP ~

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.

Company Sponsored Training:

A Company-Sponsored Training Program is a school that is owned and operated by a trucking company.

The schooling often requires little or no money up front. Instead of paying up-front tuition you will sign an agreement to work for the company for a specified amount of time after graduation, usually around a year, at a slightly lower rate of pay in order to pay for the training.

If you choose to quit working for the company before your year is up, they will normally require you to pay back a prorated amount of money for the schooling. The amount you pay back will be comparable to what you would have paid if you went to an independently owned school.

Company-sponsored training can be an excellent way to get your career underway if you can't afford the tuition up front for private schooling.

Old J.'s Comment
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As a fellow newbie to TT here I can attest to the thoroughness of the High Road CDL Training Program that thing has done wonders for me. I've compared it to the CDL manual that Kentucky offers on their cdl application website and its almost exactly word for word the same thing. So no need to print your own 13 chapter, 100 some page book, and carry it around like I did. Since you've already had your cdl you might not need to study it as long as I did but its truly a great study aid.

Welcome to the fold!

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.
Davy A.'s Comment
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I'm confused here:

This is a bunch of crap. My phone aka my computer was basically hacked and or used by my a&&h0/e brothers. They think I am an idiot for being into trucking. The only part of this story with any truth is I got into it w my older brother for cutting the driver off at the corner of the building. The dude did almost clip the building as a result. Never spoke to him, got smacked, or took a bronco ride on a rover. Matty Z is my brother. He decided to try and f:;k w me once again. My apologies for this mess. I dont know if I will continue on this site due to the fact he may strike again. I sent Brett an email explaining some of this. Moderators my apologies. Shame on the mess. Matty Z came via one of my emails. So I think I have secured them. In jest-not sure about those bloody bats! -from fear and loathing

If this is Handyman who was originally Chris who had the diary, he had phenomenal stories in it, sorry to see him go on that. They make for fun reading. Anyway just curious?

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Bird-One's Comment
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This is Kandyman

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