Day One In The Books !!!

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Jimmy P. 's Comment
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Well day one of school in the books ! Here's the kicker I seem to have caught the worst cold of my life over the weekend luckily the first day for me was watching the other 3 in my class watch video's to prepare for their permit test ! Myself having already gotten my permit with all endorsements ( thanks to the High Road ) around 10 am the doctor came in to give DOT physicals and drug test so after I got my 1 year medical card ( bp a little high , doctor said it was probably due to the cold and the 2 cups of coffee I drank to get moving this morning ) I was off to DMV and issued my official CDL permit the instructor said there was nothing else going on today because the rest of the class would be busy getting their permits so he :told me to go home and get some rest ! I'll be back at it tomorrow morning 7 am !! The adventure begins ! Thanks for everyone here helping me get to this point !!dancing-banana.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.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

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.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

Old School's Comment
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Congratulations Jimmy!

Hope you get to feeling better. good-luck.gif

Daniel B.'s Comment
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Cold or not, you'll make it! I used to work at Central so if you've got any questions I'm your guy.

Jimmy P. 's Comment
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Thanks for your support gent's !

Nathan B.'s Comment
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Congrats and keep us posted! I look forward to hearing from you, just starting your journey like me

Starcar's Comment
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This is just one example of how doing the High Road gets you ahead of your class !!! And when you're ahead of the class, you shine..and when you shine, you get noticed, and when you get noticed....you get the Best trainer !!!!!! SO stay ahead of the game....

Starcar's Comment
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This is just one example of how doing the High Road gets you ahead of your class !!! And when you're ahead of the class, you shine..and when you shine, you get noticed, and when you get noticed....you get the Best trainer !!!!!! SO stay ahead of the game....

Starcar's Comment
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This is just one example of how doing the High Road gets you ahead of your class !!! And when you're ahead of the class, you shine..and when you shine, you get noticed, and when you get noticed....you get the Best trainer !!!!!! SO stay ahead of the game....

Jimmy P. 's Comment
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Well the first week is down . All class time a lot of videos and reading followed by test , I must say that all of the stuff for the most part has been covered by The High Road and from reading post on this forum I have picked up some good info from the reading and videos and am starting to grasp H.O.S and log books it helps having a log book in hand and doing a "trip" from Portland OR. to Houston TX. learning how to use the atlas is a big help too I'm really having a good time . Monday we start working on pre trip and Tuesday morning we get into the truck embarrassed.gif We only have 4 in this class so we have split into pairs for driving my partner and I will start Tuesday at 7am and drive until 10 am then 3 1/2 hours class time then we go home and the next pair drives in the afternoon I think I will like this schedule ! More to follow later Thanks Brett and everyone here !

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