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FreeBird 's Comment
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Freebird here hello to all,

Need some advice, first I talked to my boss and owner of plumbing company I work for and gave my 2 to 4 month notice, little long but there really a great company and people… plus I need to study and learn soak all this in, I made my appointment to take my CDLpermit, 10-3-22 @10 a.m.here in Tulsa there running 60 days behind..but what dmv isn’t right lol… I’m at 80 percent on trucking truth’s brake tests, which parts do I need for permit? so got a ways to get passing grade…I’ll do it lots to study thank god for your site… my question is do I need to get my medical card first ?will dmv want to see it before getting my permit? I spoke with wil-trans briefly and received application and also USA trucking responded back to me… So my journey has began.. I’ve not been this excited since Back when I First got into plumbing and got my new tools and my first plumbing truck… Also do you know if CB radios come with the trucks or do I need to buy my own ? TY

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.

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.

Wil-Trans:

Darrel Wilson bought his first tractor in 1980 at age 20, but, being too young to meet OTR age requirements, he leased the truck out and hired a driver.

Through growth and acquisition, Wil-Trans now employs over 200 drivers, and has a long-standing partnership with Prime, Inc. to haul their refrigerated freight. The family of businesses also includes Jim Palmer Trucking and O & S Trucking.

NaeNaeInNC's Comment
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Montana and North Carolina both required the med card to even test. I would presume it's the same for everyone on this issue.

Pacific Pearl's Comment
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....do you know if CB radios come with the trucks or do I need to buy my own ? TY

Depends on the company. Most of the time it's BYOCB, but I have seen them provided in company trucks before. Save your cash and use your truck stop loyalty points to buy one.

BK's Comment
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Neither of the companies (Schneider and Helwig) that I have experience with, provide CB units but will have their shops install them. I’ve heard that some companies will sell drivers used CB’s at a decent price if they have them available. If that is true, then it would depend on the company and availability.

Pianoman's Comment
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Here in Colorado you need the med card before you can get anything else but not sure about other states. Med card is a good place to start anyways in my opinion even if you don’t have to.

Most training companies don’t provide one. The company I’m at now has CBs in all their trucks but I don’t know how common that is

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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Freebird here hello to all,

Need some advice, first I talked to my boss and owner of plumbing company I work for and gave my 2 to 4 month notice, little long but there really a great company and people… plus I need to study and learn soak all this in, I made my appointment to take my CDLpermit, 10-3-22 @10 a.m.here in Tulsa there running 60 days behind..but what dmv isn’t right lol… I’m at 80 percent on trucking truth’s brake tests, which parts do I need for permit? so got a ways to get passing grade…I’ll do it lots to study thank god for your site… my question is do I need to get my medical card first ?will dmv want to see it before getting my permit? I spoke with wil-trans briefly and received application and also USA trucking responded back to me… So my journey has began.. I’ve not been this excited since Back when I First got into plumbing and got my new tools and my first plumbing truck… Also do you know if CB radios come with the trucks or do I need to buy my own ? TY

Hi again, FreeBird!

Hope those links I dropped in your last thread are helping you; they should be!

In answer to your question, YES you DO need a DOT physical first. State notwithstanding anymore.

Here's the link; it's in item #1 ~ FMCSA Steps to CDLP and CDLA.

The above link also discusses the new ELDT mandates, set forth on 02/07/22. Check that out, as well.

Hope this helps; best to ya, again!

~ Anne ~

ps: re, the CB's . . . you'll just have to ask, per company. Doubtful, but even the cheap ones from a thrift store are better than nothing.

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.

CSA:

Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)

The CSA is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiative to improve large truck and bus safety and ultimately reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities that are related to commercial motor vehicle

FMCSA:

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

The FMCSA was established within the Department of Transportation on January 1, 2000. Their primary mission is to prevent commercial motor vehicle-related fatalities and injuries.

What Does The FMCSA Do?

  • Commercial Drivers' Licenses
  • Data and Analysis
  • Regulatory Compliance and Enforcement
  • Research and Technology
  • Safety Assistance
  • Support and Information Sharing

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

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.

Fm:

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

Wil-Trans:

Darrel Wilson bought his first tractor in 1980 at age 20, but, being too young to meet OTR age requirements, he leased the truck out and hired a driver.

Through growth and acquisition, Wil-Trans now employs over 200 drivers, and has a long-standing partnership with Prime, Inc. to haul their refrigerated freight. The family of businesses also includes Jim Palmer Trucking and O & S Trucking.

Sandman J's Comment
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I was unaware of this myself until I looked at the Illinois DMV website just yesterday. Good to know, that would've been a wasted trip. On the plus side, that gives more time to keep tackling the High Road and practice tests.

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.

FreeBird 's Comment
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Freebird here hello to all,

Need some advice, first I talked to my boss and owner of plumbing company I work for and gave my 2 to 4 month notice, little long but there really a great company and people… plus I need to study and learn soak all this in, I made my appointment to take my CDLpermit, 10-3-22 @10 a.m.here in Tulsa there running 60 days behind..but what dmv isn’t right lol… I’m at 80 percent on trucking truth’s brake tests, which parts do I need for permit? so got a ways to get passing grade…I’ll do it lots to study thank god for your site… my question is do I need to get my medical card first ?will dmv want to see it before getting my permit? I spoke with wil-trans briefly and received application and also USA trucking responded back to me… So my journey has began.. I’ve not been this excited since Back when I First got into plumbing and got my new tools and my first plumbing truck… Also do you know if CB radios come with the trucks or do I need to buy my own ? TY

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Hi again, FreeBird!

Hope those links I dropped in your last thread are helping you; they should be!

In answer to your question, YES you DO need a DOT physical first. State notwithstanding anymore.

Here's the link; it's in item #1 ~ FMCSA Steps to CDLP and CDLA.

The above link also discusses the new ELDT mandates, set forth on 02/07/22. Check that out, as well.

Hope this helps; best to ya, again!

~ Anne ~

ps: re, the CB's . . . you'll just have to ask, per company. Doubtful, but even the cheap ones from a thrift store are better than nothing.

Freebird here… Thank you to all, a shout out to ya Ann…I’ll get in for the med card… Roehl trucking , think I spelled it right.. I was looking into them … I filled or started filling out an application. They ran my DL info. And my jobs. That was last Friday , a recruiter called Monday.. they seem to have a really good program…. Keep ya informed… and maybe see ya or hear ya on my CB Radio….love it… p.s. I have a couple company’s wil-trans I’m in talks with there recruiter also… there program sounds great…Freebird out…..

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.

CSA:

Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)

The CSA is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiative to improve large truck and bus safety and ultimately reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities that are related to commercial motor vehicle

FMCSA:

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

The FMCSA was established within the Department of Transportation on January 1, 2000. Their primary mission is to prevent commercial motor vehicle-related fatalities and injuries.

What Does The FMCSA Do?

  • Commercial Drivers' Licenses
  • Data and Analysis
  • Regulatory Compliance and Enforcement
  • Research and Technology
  • Safety Assistance
  • Support and Information Sharing

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

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.

Fm:

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

Wil-Trans:

Darrel Wilson bought his first tractor in 1980 at age 20, but, being too young to meet OTR age requirements, he leased the truck out and hired a driver.

Through growth and acquisition, Wil-Trans now employs over 200 drivers, and has a long-standing partnership with Prime, Inc. to haul their refrigerated freight. The family of businesses also includes Jim Palmer Trucking and O & S Trucking.

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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Freebird here… Thank you to all, a shout out to ya Ann…I’ll get in for the med card… Roehl trucking , think I spelled it right.. I was looking into them … I filled or started filling out an application. They ran my DL info. And my jobs. That was last Friday , a recruiter called Monday.. they seem to have a really good program…. Keep ya informed… and maybe see ya or hear ya on my CB Radio….love it… p.s. I have a couple company’s wil-trans I’m in talks with there recruiter also… there program sounds great…Freebird out…..

Anytime, man!

Glad to hear things are finally coming together for ya! Did you fill this out, too?>>Apply For Paid CDL Training. Millis and a few others within that app would LOVE ya, also!

Roehl, IS .. in fact the correct spelling, however it IS pronounced 'RAIL' ... like Railroad. Sing this: "I've been Workin' on the RoehlRoad, all the Live Long Day!" You wouldn't be the first to sing that...one of the newer guys just recently on with them, started it! You can find him by the 'search by tags' button in the previous menu; just type 'Roehl' and read on. It'll keep ya busy!

Wilson is also represented by MANY a diary within; again, just search by 'tags' and you shall find! Texas Tim, Mt. Matt, Vicki M, etc!

Best to ya, man. Stop back soon.

~ Anne ~

ps: You're NOT the 1st to mess up the quote thingy within the HTML... it happens; I found ya, haha!

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.

Wil-Trans:

Darrel Wilson bought his first tractor in 1980 at age 20, but, being too young to meet OTR age requirements, he leased the truck out and hired a driver.

Through growth and acquisition, Wil-Trans now employs over 200 drivers, and has a long-standing partnership with Prime, Inc. to haul their refrigerated freight. The family of businesses also includes Jim Palmer Trucking and O & S Trucking.

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