What Steps Do I Need To Take To Get My Trucking Career Off And Running?

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lilrichie collins's Comment
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Truth is I don't have my driver license which I am working on, and what do I have to do to get myself out of this runt im stuck in? Shall I stop studying and stop looking for a trucking companies? And focus on getting my driver license from N.Carolina ?? What shall I do and I am sorry , I do want to become a trucker but I must know if I am doing this right or wrong. If I am doing this wrong please explain this to me and set me straight and guide me to the right road.

Im sorry for saying this in the beginning but now its out and I must know what steps ( the right steps) to get my trucking career on the right road. thank you

guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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Truth is I don't have my driver license which I am working on, and what do I have to do to get myself out of this runt im stuck in? Shall I stop studying and stop looking for a trucking companies? And focus on getting my driver license from N.Carolina ?? What shall I do and I am sorry , I do want to become a trucker but I must know if I am doing this right or wrong. If I am doing this wrong please explain this to me and set me straight and guide me to the right road.

Im sorry for saying this in the beginning but now its out and I must know what steps ( the right steps) to get my trucking career on the right road. thank you

You have to have you normal driving license at least one year before you can get your CDL. Insurance companies want to have at least some background on you.

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.
lilrichie collins's Comment
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Does that cover cdl permit too ?? in the meantime what about studying for my cdl shall I stop that too as well ??

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.
Brett Aquila's Comment
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Guyjax is right lilrichie - you're going to need a regular driver's license before you do anything else. So start working on that. In the meantime, read through our Truck Driver's Career Guide and that will teach what it takes to get your trucking career underway. Follow all of the links you come across throughout the career guide.

lilrichie collins's Comment
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@ brett: I truly thank you from the bottom of my heart that u guys pointed me in the right way / yes ima gonna study and work on me getting my nc driver's license and to keep it clean and then go for my nc cdl permit and then give my choice trucking company a call..

To me it seem like a long wait, is it? I truly want to return to work and be productive again...

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.
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