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Jerry B.'s Comment
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Passed my cdl permit test today. Flying out to Springfield, MO on March 5th to begin my training with Wilson Logistics. Looking forward to this new adventure.

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.
Desert_Rat's Comment
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Congratulations and good luck. I'm near the end of my first week of training with Swift now. See ya on the road.

Jerry B.'s Comment
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Thanks, Desert Rat

Mountain Matt's Comment
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Congrats, Jerry, and welcome to Wilson! Finishing up week 7 of my 30,000 miles training phase. I look forward to your posts, and let me know if you have any questions.

Jerry B.'s Comment
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Thanks, Matt. Looking forward to joining the family

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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Thanks, Matt. Looking forward to joining the family

I'll be following as well, Jerry!

Read some of (above's) Mountain Matt's diary entries, as well as Texas Tim's diary & other posts. They are our 'current' Wilson guys. Vicki M. is also a recent Wilson driver, and member of our forum. All great stuff!

Wish you the best, it'll be here before you know it!

~ Anne ~

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Jerry B.'s Comment
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Thanks, Anne. I have read Matt's diary. Have not read Tim's or Vicki's yet. And yes it will. Flying out to Missouri a week from tomorrow (Saturday). I am definitely getting excited.

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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Thanks, Anne. I have read Matt's diary. Have not read Tim's or Vicki's yet. And yes it will. Flying out to Missouri a week from tomorrow (Saturday). I am definitely getting excited.

It's coming up quick, Jerry!!

Have a safe flight, and study up, best you can!

Learn The Logbook Rules (HOS)

We'll be following; best wishes!

~ Anne ~

Pre-trip Inspection:

A pre-trip inspection is a thorough inspection of the truck completed before driving for the first time each day.

Federal and state laws require that drivers inspect their vehicles. Federal and state inspectors also may inspect your vehicles. If they judge a vehicle to be unsafe, they will put it “out of service” until it is repaired.

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.

Logbook:

A written or electronic record of a driver's duty status which must be maintained at all times. The driver records the amount of time spent driving, on-duty not driving, in the sleeper berth, or off duty. The enforcement of the Hours Of Service Rules (HOS) are based upon the entries put in a driver's logbook.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Jerry B.'s Comment
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It's official. I fly out to Missouri on the 12th and begin training on the 14th. Getting excited

ArcherTrucker's Comment
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Good stuff! All the best and I look forward to following your journey.

Be safe

I will be starting on the 21st I'm super excited.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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