CDL Permit Passed Yeah!

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Brian 's Comment
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Passed my CDL Permit test today.....General Knowledge, Combination & Air Brake.....Thanks to the High Road Training!!

Didn't realize how long the lines & wait time would be at the DMV , so will have to go back for other endorsements.....over 1 1/2 waiting inline.....testing was only 25 minutes, but they were closing before I could take other tests.

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.

Mikki 's Comment
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Congrats! Good job.

Tarren W.'s Comment
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Way to go!!!!! Nice work!

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Tarren

Eckoh's Comment
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I am going o the DMV monday to take mine, just wondering if i should go for doubles ad trips but the idea of driving them scares me...

Doubles:

Refers to pulling two trailers at the same time, otherwise known as "pups" or "pup trailers" because they're only about 28 feet long. However there are some states that allow doubles that are each 48 feet in length.

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.

David's Comment
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I am going o the DMV monday to take mine, just wondering if i should go for doubles ad trips but the idea of driving them scares me...

Read the high road on it, and get an understanding of it. Its not to bad, I did doubles at my last job on property and it was really interesting watching the trailers move like snakes.

CONGRATS SIR!!!!

Doubles:

Refers to pulling two trailers at the same time, otherwise known as "pups" or "pup trailers" because they're only about 28 feet long. However there are some states that allow doubles that are each 48 feet in length.

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.

guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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I am going o the DMV monday to take mine, just wondering if i should go for doubles ad trips but the idea of driving them scares me...

Trust me. I was the same way. I used to think they were the most dangerous thing on earth next to child molesters. But once I had training and was taught the right way to drive them now I really hope I never have to pull another 53 foot trailer. I can even back them up the length of the trailers without issue. More maneuverable than any truck and 53 foot trailer. To me loads of fun to drive. True enough they do require an extra skill set that a lot of drivers don't have but it's one more bit of experience that I now have that I can use to my advantage if the future.

Just remember this about any combination of truck and trailer on the road..... The truck and trailers are not dangerous..... It's the drivers that is the dangerous component of the equation. It's the same thing as "Guns don't kill people. People kill people."

Doubles:

Refers to pulling two trailers at the same time, otherwise known as "pups" or "pup trailers" because they're only about 28 feet long. However there are some states that allow doubles that are each 48 feet in length.

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.

Steven N. (aka Wilson)'s Comment
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Gratz on the permit! Nice feeling, isn't it?

When I went, I took all the tests at the same session and walked out with a permit with all the endorsements (save HAZMAT as that is only put on your actual license).

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

Steven N. (aka Wilson)'s Comment
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Oh, I forgot to mention. I did well on my permit because of the High Road Training program.

Kai's Comment
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I am going o the DMV monday to take mine, just wondering if i should go for doubles ad trips but the idea of driving them scares me...

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Trust me. I was the same way. I used to think they were the most dangerous thing on earth next to child molesters. But once I had training and was taught the right way to drive them now I really hope I never have to pull another 53 foot trailer. I can even back them up the length of the trailers without issue. More maneuverable than any truck and 53 foot trailer. To me loads of fun to drive. True enough they do require an extra skill set that a lot of drivers don't have but it's one more bit of experience that I now have that I can use to my advantage if the future.

Just remember this about any combination of truck and trailer on the road..... The truck and trailers are not dangerous..... It's the drivers that is the dangerous component of the equation. It's the same thing as "Guns don't kill people. People kill people."

Even if you never haul doubles or triples, just the fact that you have the endorsement will make you more marketable than those who don't have it. Employers maybe don't need you to pull doubles or triples, but they might prefer you over someone who does not have the endorsement. You are more sincere in their eyes than a regular truck driver without endorsements. They feel that you take your job seriously and you are planning to have a career, not just a temporary job/hobby.

Doubles:

Refers to pulling two trailers at the same time, otherwise known as "pups" or "pup trailers" because they're only about 28 feet long. However there are some states that allow doubles that are each 48 feet in length.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Brian 's Comment
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Gratz on the permit! Nice feeling, isn't it?

When I went, I took all the tests at the same session and walked out with a permit with all the endorsements (save HAZMAT as that is only put on your actual license).

Yes it is a great feeling....but also somewhat scary because I haven't had to prove myself in a job for more than 16 years. I was a manager with Home Depot for 8 yrs and quit to start my own business.....now starting from scratch....is always spooky...

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

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