Good Morning!

Topic 31301 | Page 1

Page 1 of 2 Next Page Go To Page:
Fast Freddy's Comment
member avatar

Hello all. I am new to this site. Looking to drive again. I held a CDL for about 5 years. Only drove professionally for a year. Loved it but due to personal issues I had to give it up. I drove teams for two small companies. Company sponsored training beckons me for round two. I am sort of scheduling my time to begin the training program here, start process of applying to companies on here that offer cdl training. Enough said for now.

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.

G-Town's Comment
member avatar

What part of Virginia do you reside?

Fast Freddy's Comment
member avatar

Amherst

Turtle's Comment
member avatar

Ever been to Boonsboro shopping center, Freddy?

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
member avatar

Hello all. I am new to this site. Looking to drive again. I held a CDL for about 5 years. Only drove professionally for a year. Loved it but due to personal issues I had to give it up. I drove teams for two small companies. Company sponsored training beckons me for round two. I am sort of scheduling my time to begin the training program here, start process of applying to companies on here that offer cdl training. Enough said for now.

Start here, Freddy!

It'll help 'dust the rust' off !!

~ anne ~

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.

G-Town's Comment
member avatar

Anne... he’s already been banned. KandyMan in disguise.

IDMtnGal 's Comment
member avatar

Anne... he’s already been banned. KandyMan in disguise.

So, you mods can see a person's info, more than just the GPS tracker, to see who they are? Maybe Anne needs to be a moderator since she is usually the person to give the welcoming info on getting started. She just beat me to it.

Laura

PackRat's Comment
member avatar

We don't need to reveal on here how we figure out the trolls.

Bird-One's Comment
member avatar

They give themselves away eventually every time.

Rob T.'s Comment
member avatar

So, you mods can see a person's info, more than just the GPS tracker, to see who they are? Maybe Anne needs to be a moderator since she is usually the person to give the welcoming info on getting started. She just beat me to it.

Laura

To me, the dead giveaway is the bizarre names such as fast Freddy, purple Preston, using first and last names etc. Todd hasn't been around for a bit but he couldn't go more than 3 posts without mentioning his experience in the military operating heavy equipment. Usually their new account is made within a couple hours of being outted on their other account.

Personally I'll usually respond knowing full well they're trying to create a new identity. Yes that particular person may be wasting my time but I know there's many others that may currently, or in the future, be wondering something similiar that can learn from it. Those entering the industry they don't know what they don't know and something someone says (even trying to troll us) may prompt a legitimate discussion. Often times if you don't let the troll get a rise out of you they'll move on to other places.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Page 1 of 2 Next Page Go To Page:

New Reply:

New! Check out our help videos for a better understanding of our forum features

Bold
Italic
Underline
Quote
Photo
Link
Smiley
Links On TruckingTruth


example: TruckingTruth Homepage



example: https://www.truckingtruth.com
Submit
Cancel
Upload New Photo
Please enter a caption of one sentence or less:

Click on any of the buttons below to insert a link to that section of TruckingTruth:

Getting Started In Trucking High Road Training Program Company-Sponsored Training Programs Apply For Company-Sponsored Training Truck Driver's Career Guide Choosing A School Choosing A Company Truck Driving Schools Truck Driving Jobs Apply For Truck Driving Jobs DOT Physical Drug Testing Items To Pack Pre-Hire Letters CDL Practice Tests Trucking Company Reviews Brett's Book Leasing A Truck Pre-Trip Inspection Learn The Logbook Rules Sleep Apnea
Done
Done

0 characters so far - 5,500 maximum allowed.
Submit Preview

Preview:

Submit
Cancel

Join Us!

We have an awesome set of tools that will help you understand the trucking industry and prepare for a great start to your trucking career. Not only that, but everything we offer here at TruckingTruth is 100% free - no strings attached! Sign up now and get instant access to our member's section:
High Road Training Program Logo
  • The High Road Training Program
  • The High Road Article Series
  • The Friendliest Trucker's Forum Ever!
  • Email Updates When New Articles Are Posted

Apply For Paid CDL Training Through TruckingTruth

Did you know you can fill out one quick form here on TruckingTruth and apply to several companies at once for paid CDL training? Seriously! The application only takes one minute. You will speak with recruiters today. There is no obligation whatsoever. Learn more and apply here:

Apply For Paid CDL Training

About Us

TruckingTruth was founded by Brett Aquila (that's me!), a 15 year truck driving veteran, in January 2007. After 15 years on the road I wanted to help people understand the trucking industry and everything that came with the career and lifestyle of an over the road trucker. We'll help you make the right choices and prepare for a great start to your trucking career.

Read More

Becoming A Truck Driver

Becoming A Truck Driver is a dream we've all pondered at some point in our lives. We've all wondered if the adventure and challenges of life on the open road would suit us better than the ordinary day to day lives we've always known. At TruckingTruth we'll help you decide if trucking is right for you and help you get your career off to a great start.

Learn More