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Spirit's Comment
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Yesterday was 1 st day on the yard for my class of three. And I must say I was so impressed when I seen the class that started before us..... Teacher show up...... It was this small short framed women who looked to be in her 70s......wow she just walked up and said she had been driving a long time started in the seventies and then tried to guess the years we where born. Lol she was right on till she got to me. Hahah 1980..... I said thanks.then she said 1978. Nope not even.... But thanks. Then se said 60s???? I said yes 1967. She then said no way and let me see your license! She said wow you look good lol I think she was trying to be nice. But I must say that the others had no idea of my age before then. So after that every one held the door for me. Lol anyway it was her that I was impressed with. Wow after all the time in a truck and now teaching ...... I loved it. Then I watched her walk out to a rig and check it then unlock it and claim up inside and start it then drove it up and stoped and yeld to her students " let's roll out! " and away they went. I hope I get her sometime before my time ends. I have a lot I would like to ask her.πŸ˜‰ she must be a walking book of knowledge !

Mz. Snapper's Comment
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Who are you schooling with?? Sounds impressive πŸ˜‰

Spirit's Comment
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Local college Del Mar. The insturter I have this week is a female. And she did OTR for the last 13 years years.πŸ˜ƒ the women I spoke about before (70s years old) has over 3 million miles of OTR as a tanker drive they told me. So far this school has be well worth it. I'm so glad I chose local. Everyone is so knowledgeable. I go to school from 7 am-5:30 pm mon-sat. For three weeks . I'm in my second week. I have learned straight line and 90 and 45 degree ally docking, parallel parking this week.πŸ˜ƒ

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Jolie R.'s Comment
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Local college Del Mar. The insturter I have this week is a female. And she did OTR for the last 13 years years.πŸ˜ƒ the women I spoke about before (70s years old) has over 3 million miles of OTR as a tanker drive they told me. So far this school has be well worth it. I'm so glad I chose local. Everyone is so knowledgeable. I go to school from 7 am-5:30 pm mon-sat. For three weeks . I'm in my second week. I have learned straight line and 90 and 45 degree ally docking, parallel parking this week.πŸ˜ƒ

Way to go! How do you find the pace of the class? I will be doing a 3 week class also and wonder if it will be enough time....

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Spirit's Comment
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It works for me. It you are used to being outside all day then you will be fine.😏 1st week inside a cold room readying watching DVDs and testing then Saturday we started outside with the trucks😏 if you are used to the elements outside then fine. If not you may melt here in the south.....lol. Oh and when you get home just shower eat and then straight to bed.😏 so you are ready and the body is rested. And don't forget to stay hydrated! I use a gallon and just refill it daliy. So if I can do it. I know you can. If you do all the CDL training here then you will have it. And understand everything that is being talked about. Plus be able to pass the test the 1 st. I'm so thankful to have found this sites😏

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.
Starcar's Comment
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Its great when you can find a GOOD school close to home....In fact you are lucky if you can find a good school that you like !!....I personally believe that lady trainers are better...they have more patience, and are more on point....jmho

Spirit's Comment
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Amen !

Miranda C.'s Comment
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I wish you the best of luck. Looks like you choose a great school. Choosing a school is my hold up

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Rhonda's Comment
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After we got our first driving job, we realized how glad we were that we attended a college CDL course, like yours, instead of a short 3 week course.

Because getting all the practice you can with backing is extremely important and will be very helpful!

How you doing?

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.
Spirit's Comment
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Tomorrow will be my last day. I'm going to miss all the people I have made friends with. But I will be testing next week. I think I have a job line out after I pass my test πŸ˜ƒ I'm so glad I picked my local college. They are the best people!! I told them this is the best money I have spent as an investment on myself in a long time! I'm so glad I did it 😘

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