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Brett Aquila's Comment
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I guess this is the beggining of some of the sacrifices that we all have to make as truck drivers.

There's no sense in pretending otherwise - the truth of the matter is that leaving behind a family to go out on the road is a gigantic sacrifice and quite a hardship for everyone involved, especially the children. And of course not being home for your own birthday is no big deal. Missing your daughter's birthday or your wedding anniversary is going to be much more difficult, and it may just happen. Same goes with the 4th of July, Thanksgiving, and a whole lot more.

Maybe after 6-12 months you'll be able to find something local to keep you close to home, but in the meantime it's going to be quite difficult. A lot of people do it, but it's never easy.

Ozzy's Comment
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Last weekend of school and then testing on Thursday 05/30. Finally feeling like I am accomplishing something and am one step closer to providing my daughter a better future.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Hey that's awesome! Is everything still a go for TMC?

Ozzy's Comment
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Yeah, everything is still good to go with them. Already got uhaul reservation to move and started getting all my bills sent to my new address in SC, that way I can go straight to the DMV down there and get my license change over before I go to DeMois.

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.

Yvonne S.'s Comment
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Ozzy, where are you moving in SC? I'm moving from Virginia to Lexington. :)

Yvonne

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Yeah, everything is still good to go with them. Already got uhaul reservation to move and started getting all my bills sent to my new address in SC, that way I can go straight to the DMV down there and get my license change over before I go to DeMois.

Nice plan! Sounds good.

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.

Ozzy's Comment
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Ozzy, where are you moving in SC? I'm moving from Virginia to Lexington. :)

Yvonne

I'm moving June 21, I should be in Barnwell that afternoon (only about 30 min. from Lexington). We plan on moving to Lexington once we can afford a house since its right next to the lake and I have a little one.

Ozzy's Comment
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I passed my CDL test this morning. As of 10:45 this morning, I am the proud holder of a Class A CDL!!!!!!!! My nerves were killing me and I think I probably had a mini heart attack and stroke while I was waiting for my turn, but I got through it on the first time. All its left to do is pick up my completion certificate from my school in 5-10 days and get the hard copy of my license in the mail in 5-10 business days.

Everything is finally starting to fall into place for once in my life. Hard work and determination. Black and Chrome, here I come.

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.
Old School's Comment
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Congratulations Ozzy, that's some great news! I wish you the best of luck over at Too Much Chrome -they're a great outfit and there is a great earning potential over there for people who are willing to give it all they've got.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Hey congrats!!! That's fantastic news!! dancing-dog.gifdancing.gif

Everything is finally starting to fall into place for once in my life. Hard work and determination. Black and Chrome, here I come.

Love hearing that too! Can't wait to follow along with ya as you move on to the next stage - life on the road!

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