Thank You Brett

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Brian K.'s Comment
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Just wanted say thank you to Brett and others for making this website and forum. Learning a lot. I have been lurking around for a few years, and am now going start my trucking career in July. Been studying the old and new 2.0 version and it is so helpful. Thank you again.

Studying for my permit right now and a Texas resident, and just trying to pass first time and if yall have more helpful hints would love the advice.

Thanks again

BK's Comment
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Hey Brian, anything you are having trouble with at this point? Don’t be shy, specific questions beget specific answers!

Glad you are here. Stick around and learn stuff.

RealDiehl's Comment
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What's up brian! Have you decided upon a CDL school yet? Since you said you've been lurking here for a while, I guess you know we recommend company sponsored training in order to get your cdl.

If you have any questions concerning company sponsored training feel free to ask. Good luck to you on your permit test!


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.

Company Sponsored Training:

A Company-Sponsored Training Program is a school that is owned and operated by a trucking company.

The schooling often requires little or no money up front. Instead of paying up-front tuition you will sign an agreement to work for the company for a specified amount of time after graduation, usually around a year, at a slightly lower rate of pay in order to pay for the training.

If you choose to quit working for the company before your year is up, they will normally require you to pay back a prorated amount of money for the schooling. The amount you pay back will be comparable to what you would have paid if you went to an independently owned school.

Company-sponsored training can be an excellent way to get your career underway if you can't afford the tuition up front for private schooling.

Brian K.'s Comment
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Thanks for the welcome. BK, I am not having any trouble yet. The only thing which is something that I saw in another post was to review section 14 for Texas residents. So glad I saw that post.

RealDiehl I am going with Millis Training Institute for the training. Thought I would be able to continue with Millis after training but they said I live outside there zone so I will be doing the year agreement with Heartland Express. Super excited. Wanted to start in June but no openings then and June was the earliest opening.

I am retiring from teaching. 27 years.

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