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Chris B.'s Comment
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Well i started my new career in trucking by attending the tda school in sacramento on march 10 2014. got my cdl permit 4 days later. March 16 i left for fontana ca for the rest of my schooling and on march 31,2014 tested and received my class a license. April 5 I started the real learning with my mentor for swift/central refrigerated and have been out until i returned on to the swift yard on may 14 2014. I then upgraded to company solo status on may 14 2014. And after another small class that i had to do I was issued my first truck. A 2014 freightliner cascadia evolution with less than 70000 miles on it. And then the fun started the very next day on friday. I finally made it home for the first time since March 16,2014 for home time. I head out again this saturday for what i hope will be a couple of very good runs. but i will do just about anything they want me to do. any run less than a 100 miles is considered local pay and it pays a flat rate plus miles. I want to thank everyone on this website for answering my questions and helping me out. I look forward to meeting some of you out on the road. I find it very cool to drive something as big as a truck. P.S. My parents and my wife and all my friends have new respect for me and they all think its very cool. thank you all againdancing.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing-dog.gifthank-you.gifthank-you-2.gif

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 P.'s Comment
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Well i started my new career in trucking by attending the tda school in sacramento on march 10 2014. got my cdl permit 4 days later. March 16 i left for fontana ca for the rest of my schooling and on march 31,2014 tested and received my class a license. April 5 I started the real learning with my mentor for swift/central refrigerated and have been out until i returned on to the swift yard on may 14 2014. I then upgraded to company solo status on may 14 2014. And after another small class that i had to do I was issued my first truck. A 2014 freightliner cascadia evolution with less than 70000 miles on it. And then the fun started the very next day on friday. I finally made it home for the first time since March 16,2014 for home time. I head out again this saturday for what i hope will be a couple of very good runs. but i will do just about anything they want me to do. any run less than a 100 miles is considered local pay and it pays a flat rate plus miles. I want to thank everyone on this website for answering my questions and helping me out. I look forward to meeting some of you out on the road. I find it very cool to drive something as big as a truck. P.S. My parents and my wife and all my friends have new respect for me and they all think its very cool. thank you all againdancing.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing-dog.gifthank-you.gifthank-you-2.gif

Good Luck out there Chris!

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.
Starcar's Comment
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Chris ....I'm so glad to hear from you !!!! And what a wonderful update !!! You seem to have found your spot in trucking.....And now going solo !!! Time for the OJT to start, and your adventure....

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