6 Months Safe Driving With A CDL A Carrier

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Ryan B.'s Comment
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Ok, you don't. Don't be mad when someone comes along and interprets what you have written differently than what you intended. You are an adult, too, so I am sure your skin is not too thin for the criticism.

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Mad? About a misinterpretation on a forum?

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If someone needs clarification, they can ask for it and I'll clarify. If they misinterpret it, I'll correct it and try to make myself clearer. If a person assumes I said meant something and runs with that with no information of their own, that's on them.

I hope I've clarified the misinterpretation she misunderstanding to your liking, Ryan but I have work to do now.

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I'm not stupid. Thank you for your honesty.

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I never said you were stupid. The issue you're having right now is an integrity problem. It's not about the fire hydrant, it's the not reporting it. This isn't a team sport. You make every decision out there and you have to live with them. Companies are trusting drivers with hundreds of thousands of dollars in equipment and freight. They have to trust that you'll always do the right thing and have zero doubts about it. You've been given a lot of ideas and leads here. Start moving.

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Revisionist history, Banks. You got a bit upset when you asked if you have to spell it out and I told you that, yes, you have to spell it out. This is a public forum for drivers who are extremely green and those who are not even drivers yet. Again, you may get your feathers ruffled when someone points something like that out, but it's not going to stop me from stating the obvious.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Banks's Comment
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Geez, you really suffer from the need to be right.

Ok, revisionist history.

You stated the OP should sit out for.... You didn't state specifically.... What happened to spelling it out? And even after being told by other forum members and experienced drivers that it was a bad idea to that, you doubled down because you know a guy. More of that needing to be right.

You also said

I would suggest apply everywhere. 

Isn't much different than what I said. You didn't state anything about picking a reputable company or how to pick a company. What's the difference? I didn't exactly see spelling it out there.

My feathers aren't, ruffled bud. There are few people that have that power and none of them are on this forum.

EPU:

Electric Auxiliary Power Units

Electric APUs have started gaining acceptance. These electric APUs use battery packs instead of the diesel engine on traditional APUs as a source of power. The APU's battery pack is charged when the truck is in motion. When the truck is idle, the stored energy in the battery pack is then used to power an air conditioner, heater, and other devices

Ryan B.'s Comment
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Geez, you really suffer from the need to be right.

Ok, revisionist history.

You stated the OP should sit out for.... You didn't state specifically.... What happened to spelling it out? And even after being told by other forum members and experienced drivers that it was a bad idea to that, you doubled down because you know a guy. More of that needing to be right.

You also said

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I would suggest apply everywhere. 

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Isn't much different than what I said. You didn't state anything about picking a reputable company or how to pick a company. What's the difference? I didn't exactly see spelling it out there.

My feathers aren't, ruffled bud. There are few people that have that power and none of them are on this forum.

I didn't say the OP should sit out. I said that the OP may not have a choice, unless it means taking a job with a company that would be ill-advised. How long to wait? Probably until the incident is at least 3 years old, but it's not like the length of time will be the OP's choice. It will be a matter of when companies are willing to hire.

EPU:

Electric Auxiliary Power Units

Electric APUs have started gaining acceptance. These electric APUs use battery packs instead of the diesel engine on traditional APUs as a source of power. The APU's battery pack is charged when the truck is in motion. When the truck is idle, the stored energy in the battery pack is then used to power an air conditioner, heater, and other devices

Banks's Comment
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And I said that would lead to stale CDL , you said that's a myth, others chimed in and said you were wrong and then you went on a nitpicking mission and now we're here. Glad we got caught up and cleared this up.

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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.
George B.'s Comment
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"Well? We're waiting?" dancing-dog.gif wtf-2.gif

Ryan B.'s Comment
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And I said that would lead to stale CDL , you said that's a myth, others chimed in and said you were wrong and then you went on a nitpicking mission and now we're here. Glad we got caught up and cleared this up.

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Because in and of itself, sitting out on driving isn't a problem. Sitting out because of an issue like an incident is a problem, the problem being the incident, not sitting out in and of itself.

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.
PackRat's Comment
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Ryan switches to to heavy artillery....The horse is dead and the ship has sailed Ryan. Knock it off or I'll change your handle on here to "Ryan Is Always Right".

George B.'s Comment
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Hydra keep us posted on your search. There are a few possibilities out there. You just have to dig. I will post a few more companies later. Watching Clemson vs NC State at moment.smile.gif

Hydra M.'s Comment
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I've applied to even the most bottom companies like TransAm and Carolina Cargo (not hating these companies, just going based on what I've heard) but have yet to receive a reply.

I also reapplied to Western Express but I'm pretty sure they have me blacklisted or something, and I'm unsure if it's worth calling.

George B.'s Comment
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Look at fleetdirectory.com. You can look state by state. Alphabetical etc. Not really updated as some links will be dead. But a lot if smaller/mid-sized companies on there.

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