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Cactus Mo~'s Comment
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Wow my scores are really fluctuating and today I just couldnt get into the game. I think its because my houise was very chaotic with my teenage daughter's friends and such. I think I did very well yesterday however need to work on the combination a bit more. What do you guys think?

Maverick (Tom H).'s Comment
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Well if you are having problems staying focused on the combination section, just wait till you get to the Hazmat section.....Just keep on going and you can make it through.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

Wine Taster's Comment
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Yeah, I had some days too where nothing seemed to click. Then, a day later I am laying in bed or something and the light bulb comes on. Ol now I get it. Some things just take time. Stick with it and you will be fine.

Cactus Mo~'s Comment
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I was told that I didnt need hazmat I may go back later and take it but for now I am focusing on what I need.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

Maverick (Tom H).'s Comment
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Always a good idea to get any and all endorsements so that way you are able to be hired more easily by more employers...at least that is my way of thinking.....

Wine Taster's Comment
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Just my piece of advise. Getting hazmat is a big process that cost a lot. I would wait until you are out of school with a full CDL - A before testing. It is good to get as many endorsements as you can. Why rush though?

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.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

Cactus Mo~'s Comment
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Just my piece of advise. Getting hazmat is a big process that cost a lot. I would wait until you are out of school with a full CDL - A before testing. It is good to get as many endorsements as you can. Why rush though?

That is exactly what I was thinking. I know what I am ready for and can handle so my goal was to get my CDL first and then go from there.

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.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

rjay175th's Comment
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This is my first post.. i slacked off last month do to family issues but i am back in full effect. i love the information on this program.. 1 problem i don't understand the scoring to much but we working ...so far i enjoy everything about it ..

Charles W.'s Comment
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Just keep at it I started studying it 3 weeks ago, today I went to the DMV took my written tests for CDL A, Combinations, Air Brakes, Doubles/Triples, Tankers, HazMat plus my M1 Motorcycle and Class C! 8 tests and PASSED them ALL! Will be starting school in a few weeks, just waiting on the WIA Funds to come through! I pretty sure I will be going to CIT-LA in Bellflower, CA, taking Heavy Equipment Operation,Loading/Securing/Hauling on Step-deck/Flatbeds and CDL A Trucking the teach you to operate and load so you can haul it too! Gives me more options for jobs! Thank You TruckerTruth for your excellent Info!

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.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

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.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

Emmanuel A.'s Comment
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Hi guys I want to add something I agree do not rush things,but,I personally before I enrolled to the trucking school,I decide to go MVC my self,and start taking all the test,,by the time I got into the school I already had my permit ready to begin the practice in the truck,after I enrolled in the school I just need to pass hazmat ,so I was ahead of things ,I'm now in my 3 week of practicing in the truck,I just have to pay the fees for the finger prints $86 and I'm planing to get the TWIC card just to cover my self,again but that's me,so by the time I get my cdl ,I have all emdorsment and my chances are wider to get into a good company.

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.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

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.

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