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no chin's Comment
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Hey guys sorry for not being on here in a while but ive been really busy with stuff at home and CDL school. Well i had my DMV road test today and did really well. Missed only one item on the pretrip, did great on the backing, and the road test went perfect all the way till the end. Before turning to go back into the test yard i was trying to downshift into 5th and i stupidly forgot to preselect the low range. Both myself and the tester were laughing our butts off because i did so well on the road and screwed up getting back into the yard. She didnt even count it. Anyway thanks guys and i will be leaving out this saturday for orientation at Melton in Oklahoma.

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.

ButtonUp's Comment
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Congratulations!

I had a similar situation in an upgrade test I was taking to get solo certified. I was slowing down coming up on a 25mph exit ramp, and had the range selector low trying to get into 5th. Another guy waiting his turn to be tested in the back, jumped up and flipped the selector. I don't know if I would have figured it out before coasting or not. I was sad the other guy failed due to aggressive driving, and really not being able to shift well at all, but similar to your circumstance I had done well the rest of the time, so I passed.

Best of luck to you!

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Chris D.'s Comment
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Congrats no chin!! I passed today to. Feels good smile.gif

no chin's Comment
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Congrats no chin!! I passed today to. Feels good smile.gif

awsome who are you going with?

Chris D.'s Comment
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Werner, swift, and trying to get in with Old Dominion. I will have it figured out after the weekend. 85% Werner though unless magically I can get in with OD.

Jolie R.'s Comment
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Way to go no chin!!! Glad to hear you are doing well and on your way!!!! dancing-dog.gif

Deb R.'s Comment
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Congrats, N.C. and Chris too! I'm half way through CDL school, and can truly appreciate your achievement!

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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