CDL Test Complete...TMC Here I Come...

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Jim M.'s Comment
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I passed my static course/road test portion of the CT State DMV exam this morning! I have officially completed my training at A.B. CDL Training and set to move on to TMC Transportation orientation on Monday June 23rd.

I am so excited to be done with the first phase of training to become a professional truck driver, and look forward with great anticipation for the next phase with the company that I feel represents the best fit for me and my family.

Be safe all, see you down the road...

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.

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.

Ernie S. (AKA Old Salty D's Comment
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Congrats. Now the real training begins.

Ernie

Old School's Comment
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dancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gif Congratulations Jim! dancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gif

I get my truck loaded along with TMC trucks all the time - Hopefully we'll get a chance to meet up somewhere and tell lies to each other! Truckers don't really lie, but when you're sitting at the counter in the truck-stop cafes you kind of start to wonder if they know the difference between stretching the truth and blowing it completely out of proportion.

I hope you do real well over there at TMC - there's nothing like cruising down the highway surrounded by all that "Black and Chrome".

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

John P.'s Comment
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Congratulations and Good Luck! dancing-banana.gifdancing-dog.gifdancing-banana.gif

no chin's Comment
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Congrats. im thinking of if i go flatbed on going with Melton as TMC dosnt hire in my area.

Jim M.'s Comment
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Ernie,

Thank you sir! Yes I agree... now the real training begins!!

Jim M.'s Comment
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Old School,

Thanks you. Yes I would look forward to meeting up with you any and every time!

Jim M.'s Comment
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John,

Thank you. And good luck to you in your schooling.

Jim M.'s Comment
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No chin,

Melton was in the top five of picks for me as well. Their insurance wasn't really what I was looking for, but that was the only thing that kept me looking any further. TMC had everything I was looking for and offered an impressive training program, I had to go with my first choice.

Good luck to you in school and with your decision!

Peter M.'s Comment
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I passed my static course/road test portion of the CT State DMV exam this morning! I have officially completed my training at A.B. CDL Training and set to move on to TMC Transportation orientation on Monday June 23rd.

I am so excited to be done with the first phase of training to become a professional truck driver, and look forward with great anticipation for the next phase with the company that I feel represents the best fit for me and my family.

Be safe all, see you down the road...

Congratulations! I know you'll do Connecticut proud.

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.

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.

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