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Gary W.'s Comment
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I am a newbie to the trucking truth forum as of today. I am proud and thankful for all the useful information on this website. But most of all thank you to brett and mike for all their years of input for all of us. Also, there is is a guy that i want to thank, but do not quite know how about contacting him or letting him know about his wonderful submission of pretrip inspection photos and information. It is the most perfectly descriptive information i have found in the last year. Thanks goes to daniel b, out of sacramento,ca if i have it correct. Post # 2189 Thank you daniel for all the useful information. Now,i am proud to say,and quite excited, that at 59,and studying the oregon cdl from front to back,I will begin my cdl training class's at IITR in Alabany,Or on October 27th. Have studied for a year,and finally pulled the plug, and said let's do it. A little nervous, and very geared up for it. So that is about it for now. Any other input would be greatly appreciated!! Thanks again to all!! Gary

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.

BMI:

Body mass index (BMI)

BMI is a formula that uses weight and height to estimate body fat. For most people, BMI provides a reasonable estimate of body fat. The BMI's biggest weakness is that it doesn't consider individual factors such as bone or muscle mass. BMI may:

  • Underestimate body fat for older adults or other people with low muscle mass
  • Overestimate body fat for people who are very muscular and physically fit

It's quite common, especially for men, to fall into the "overweight" category if you happen to be stronger than average. If you're pretty strong but in good shape then pay no attention.

Old School's Comment
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Hey Gary, welcome aboard!

Now,i am proud to say,and quite excited, that at 59,and studying the oregon cdl from front to back,I will begin my cdl training class's at IITR in Alabany,Or on October 27th. Have studied for a year,and finally pulled the plug, and said let's do it.

I couldn't help but notice that you mentioned studying for a year, but no mention of the High Road Training Program. I hope you will avail yourself of this most helpful learning tool. You really should work your way through there before you start the school. You will be so glad that you did, and trust me, you will appear to be a genius compared to the other students in the class.

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.
Anchorman's Comment
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Also, there is is a guy that i want to thank, but do not quite know how about contacting him or letting him know about his wonderful submission of pretrip inspection photos and information. It is the most perfectly descriptive information i have found in the last year. Thanks goes to daniel b, out of sacramento,ca if i have it correct. Post # 2189 Thank you daniel for all the useful information.

Here is the pre-trip thread that Gary is referring to if anyone is interested or may have missed it...

Pre-Trip Inspection - My Way! A must see!

Also if for any reason you would like to contact Daniel privately you can send him a message at the following link...

Daniel B.

Pre-trip Inspection:

A pre-trip inspection is a thorough inspection of the truck completed before driving for the first time each day.

Federal and state laws require that drivers inspect their vehicles. Federal and state inspectors also may inspect your vehicles. If they judge a vehicle to be unsafe, they will put it “out of service” until it is repaired.

BMI:

Body mass index (BMI)

BMI is a formula that uses weight and height to estimate body fat. For most people, BMI provides a reasonable estimate of body fat. The BMI's biggest weakness is that it doesn't consider individual factors such as bone or muscle mass. BMI may:

  • Underestimate body fat for older adults or other people with low muscle mass
  • Overestimate body fat for people who are very muscular and physically fit

It's quite common, especially for men, to fall into the "overweight" category if you happen to be stronger than average. If you're pretty strong but in good shape then pay no attention.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Welcome aboard Gary!

Like Old School mentioned, definitely use our High Road Training Program and go through our Truck Driver's Career Guide thoroughly if you haven't already. We consider them to be essential preparation tools for your trucking career.

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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