Passed Pemit Exams And Tanker Endorsement

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Travis's Comment
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Just took my urinalysis this AM and exams right now. Passed all 3 required and the tanker(required by Cape Fear Community College for their CDL school)

Classes start the 21st! Excited to get going plus I get to spend time with family in NC I haven't seen in 3.5 years.

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.
Chief Brody's Comment
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Congrats!

Look forward to following your journey.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

G-Town's Comment
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Why tanker Travis? We recommend driving something more stable for a year; van or flatbed is preferable.

PackRat's Comment
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Congratulations.

Tanker endorsement for some of the large capacity liquid totes we haul occasionally.

Travis's Comment
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The community college requires the endorsement for their course. I'm not sure why tbh.

Why tanker Travis? We recommend driving something more stable for a year; van or flatbed is preferable.

Chief Brody's Comment
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I've hauled mulch dye in totes a couple of times. You need the tanker endorsement to haul them.

George B.'s Comment
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Lived in Wilmington for about 7 years. Cape Fear is a great school. As is their CDL program. Best of luck. Which company are you leaning towards?

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.
Travis's Comment
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Given I don't need paid school and since I decided against that route in March I hadn't given it much thought.

TMC sounds good but I need my home time to be near Calexico CA...so Yuma, Phoenix, San Diego, LA area. I think TMC is primarily East and North.

I've got a 15 year employment "gap" due to being Army retired as well as drawing VA disability and living in Mexico haven't needed more income til now. Apparently even given it was a "valid" absence and not me Fin' off and doing meth companies still don't like it . I'll probably see who bites as I'm wrapping up school and the month or so after and post here and get feedback.

Of course any recommendation you want to make given that geographic area I stated and the employment gap is more than welcome right now too. I've applied for my TWIC and just need to set up the appointment and will probably add doubles/triples as well between now and June when class wraps up.

Lived in Wilmington for about 7 years. Cape Fear is a great school. As is their CDL program. Best of luck. Which company are you leaning towards?

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.

Doubles:

Refers to pulling two trailers at the same time, otherwise known as "pups" or "pup trailers" because they're only about 28 feet long. However there are some states that allow doubles that are each 48 feet in length.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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You can try CFI, we have a drop yard in Calexico and a terminal in Fontana. Like most companies CFI has programs for Vets. Good luck.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

G-Town's Comment
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Okay. Cool. Congrats!

The community college requires the endorsement for their course. I'm not sure why tbh.

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Why tanker Travis? We recommend driving something more stable for a year; van or flatbed is preferable.

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