Well I Did It!

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Traviesty's Comment
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I Did it i passed C1 in Indianapolis! did it 3 days shy of 3 weeks.. now a week at home then headed to the ozarks for Pam Transportation. i do have a few concerns. While i did pass the course and state testing i know there is much much more to learn about driving, handling the truck. I mean the first week was class room and last 2 weeks was driving and range. I had a some trouble learning to downshift in which i am still no expert at it. i did enough to pass i passed with 15 of 30 points which for the class was not bad. I know Pam has some testing for us Dock Backing etc.. 2 weeks in a empty truck is not a lot. I just hope i will be good enuff for Pam or at least the mentor understands that i am far far from an expert.

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.
Mark 's Comment
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Congratulations .. I start school Monday at C1 in Fort Wayne. Hope I can post one of these notices in about 3 weeks.

Traviesty's Comment
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Yea man C1 is not a party tho...study study study. you have to be 100% committed to it. eat sleep breath rigs lol. it will feel like you cant put anymore into your brain but they keep stuffing lol.. but i have to say its a good school excellent teachers! just listen and be willing to learn and you will be right where i am.

Mark 's Comment
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Thanks I am glad to have found this site. Lots of good honest folks here !

guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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Yea man C1 is not a party tho...study study study. you have to be 100% committed to it. eat sleep breath rigs lol. it will feel like you cant put anymore into your brain but they keep stuffing lol.. but i have to say its a good school excellent teachers! just listen and be willing to learn and you will be right where i am.

Sound exactly like every company sponsored school across the country.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Congrats Traviesty!

Just continue on with your training at Pam with an awesome attitude and an eagerness to learn. Companies can train pretty much anyone to drive a truck. Any that's willing to listen and learn that is. As long as you give it everything you have and show you're committed to become a true professional out there you'll find that experienced drivers are normally more than happy to work with you and give you some advice. Your trainer will understand you're brand new. But not all trainers have the personality and desire to be great teachers unfortunately. So maybe you'll get a great one, maybe not so great, but keep a great attitude and work ethic and you'll get through it just fine.

Wine Taster's Comment
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Trust me, I just got released with my truck and still grind gears some. They gave me a Freightliner Cascadia and I trained on a International prostar. The shifting pattern is so tighter on the Cascadia. The first day I was missing 7th gear and going into 9th. I still have not quite figured out the correct RPM's down shifting. Even trucks of the same make and model have slight differences. It is normal to feel the way you do. It will all be easy as time passes. Nobody expects you to be an expert right out of school.

Daniel B.'s Comment
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Good luck! You'll do great. Everyday you learn something new and your knowledge just keeps building and building!

Mark .'s Comment
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I Did it i passed C1 in Indianapolis!

What is C1?

guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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I Did it i passed C1 in Indianapolis!

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What is C1?

C1 is a school.

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