Thanks To The High Road, I Am A Permitholder!

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Sandman J's Comment
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Thanks, I will be more active here posting-wise as I get more in the process. I do stay current as a reader though for sure. Long and safe driving career is indeed the goal!

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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Thanks, I will be more active here posting-wise as I get more in the process. I do stay current as a reader though for sure. Long and safe driving career is indeed the goal!

Duly noted !!

:) Anne :)

Lil'RedRidingHood's Comment
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Way to go Sandman!! It is such a huge help isn’t it. I got mine that way also. Still had to sit through ELDT class, but boy does having it take the stress out.

I especially loved the review function. Hose up one section or another and it makes you answer questions surrounding it till you get it.

Took all endorsements in one shot too. Thanks TT. I’m in training now—so really green as well. Anyhow..

Now on to all that fun stuff Sandman. Climbing into that big truck and having the time of your life learning.

One tip—if you have problems picking up Pretrip / backing / cornering / shifting a manual / [insert problem here] - search this forum and you will find answers to what you struggle with.

For me—I read every backing post I could come across. By the time I read Kearsey’s excellent posts on the matter, I felt way less scared… (she does that to me lol)…

In school, remember—it’s only a cone, it will pop right back up if you hit it.

There’s a huge list of blog posts, lists, pics, etc in here - even a book on pretripping you can print & send to Kinko’s. Pretrip by Daniel.

Sorry—cannot do links on phone.

So—welcome! Learning right alongside you. dancing-banana.gif

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Bill M.'s Comment
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Good job. Congratulations!

Sandman J's Comment
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Thanks for the encouraging words. I soak so much up reading yours and everyone's journeys on here. I've always been amazed that you all can do such fantastic journals while in training, and it's my goal to try to do the same, but we'll see. It's an amazing feeling knowing I'll have a lifeline with this site for anything that comes up out there, that will make it less scary when the time comes!

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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Thanks for the encouraging words. I soak so much up reading yours and everyone's journeys on here. I've always been amazed that you all can do such fantastic journals while in training, and it's my goal to try to do the same, but we'll see. It's an amazing feeling knowing I'll have a lifeline with this site for anything that comes up out there, that will make it less scary when the time comes!

Sandman;

The journals on TT are priceless. Simply put, nothing another forum in the US can attest to have shared. These diaries are real, factual, and actual. Brett designed this site just for that; so people can pay forward what they've gleaned, within.

You'll do great, with your gumption! Here's what Lil' Red is talking about; Mountain Matt had this bound into bookstyle as well, prior to heading out to Wilson. Pictures of the finished product in his diary, LoL !

Don't get the cart before the horse, however; continue on with the HRTP !!

High Road CDL Training Program

Stay safe, stay focused!

~ 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.

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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