I'm Still Trying To Help My Friend Possibly Enter The CDL Driving Career.

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John Douglas Barrow's Comment
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Anyway, I won't try to champion my man here anymore. I just get beat to death unmercifully. If he does happen to land a CDL job in future, I'll gladly report back here. I will still try to encourage him to try regardless. Does anybody here think I'm a bad person for wanting to see my friend succeed? I can't make him sign up as a member here and I can't make him study materials here. He's a big boy and he will have to make such decisions for himself. Yes, he might have to start out with some small potato outfit in Iowa, maybe. They might not be so anal as big corporations are. Amen, amigos.

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.
John Douglas Barrow's Comment
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PS - Oh, my man considers him my mentor. His age is 35 and I'm 60 myself. Is there anything, besides posting here, I can do or say on my part that might help increase his chances of succeeding? How might I help my friend?

Bird-One's Comment
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I agree.

Uphill battle for sure.

BK's Comment
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Anyway, I won't try to champion my man here anymore. I just get beat to death unmercifully. If he does happen to land a CDL job in future, I'll gladly report back here. I will still try to encourage him to try regardless. Does anybody here think I'm a bad person for wanting to see my friend succeed? I can't make him sign up as a member here and I can't make him study materials here. He's a big boy and he will have to make such decisions for himself. Yes, he might have to start out with some small potato outfit in Iowa, maybe. They might not be so anal as big corporations are. Amen, amigos.

The problem, John, is that “if” you are this Todd guy, you have zero credibility here. Based on what I know about the “Todd” saga, Todd only exists to prank the TT members for some reason. We have no way to verify your story or even the existence of your young friend with the checkered past.

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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.
John Douglas Barrow's Comment
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I don't know who the devil this Todd guy is, but I won't ask people here about how to help others anymore. I will just let my man come here and ask you folks questions from now on if he is even willing to do that for himself in the first place. I will gladly keep you posted should my man, I or anybody else I know get a job in this business whether it is driving or something else, trucking-wise. Right off the bat, as for me personally, it won't ever be paid driving for me. Chronic medical conditions of mine that keep me house-bound preclude it 100%. It will be some telework/telecommute/work-from-home desk job for a carrier or a government entity, maybe, if my future job is to be motor-carrier-related at all. I'm sure JB Hunt and others in the transportation biz need bean-counters and other admin folks in a swivel chair to "drive" a mouse, telephone and keyboard. I have an associates of science degree in computers already. I'm not totally stupid. I do have a spotless driving record and no felonies nor history of any substance or violence issues. Having no felonies can't hurt me for any type of employment, in or outside of a cab. Of course, I can't reveal the true identities of people I know here as that is not prudent. This site is full of total strangers. I don't think any person here can prove who he/she is to others. I'm done with this thread.

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.
Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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I can't make him sign up as a member here and I can't make him study materials here. He's a big boy and he will have to make such decisions for himself. Yes, he might have to start out with some small potato outfit in Iowa, maybe. They might not be so anal as big corporations are. Amen, amigos.

This just further states how clueless this poster is about trucking. Some small outfit in Iowa will not be able to afford the insurance on a brand new driver, with soeeding tickets, a felony conviction, living in a sobriety house who most likely has a DUI or two.

Why push something onto someone that #1 they do not want... #2 you are clueless about. #3 he cannot qualify for?

Please people... do not listen to OP.

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

BK's Comment
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This site is full of total strangers. I don't think any person here can prove who he/she is to others. I'm done with this thread.

At the risk of stating the obvious, we don’t have any way to verify that Mr. Barrow’s friend even exists outside of his imagination.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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And i was thinking that many of us met each other... hence the neet up thread! 😅🤣😂😃😄😁

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