What A Shock, And A Compliment I Got Today !!!

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Starcar's Comment
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As I've said on here before, when I went to CDL school, it was a little 4 day thing, and I challenged the class, took the written and driving test and passed. BUT...I'd been driving on farms and ranches for many seasons. That being said, the owner of the CDL school just called me yesterday again (for the 2nd time in about 2 years), and asked me to come become an instructor !!! The pay wasn't bad, and as much as I'd like to help people, especially women, get thru the school and get their certification, i had to turn her down....I really enjoy doing instruction type stuff...I'm a antural at public speaking. But it would severely limit my road time, and that ain't gonna happen. But its nice that she thought of me...makes me feel good....

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.
Little Carolina's Comment
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As I've said on here before, when I went to CDL school, it was a little 4 day thing, and I challenged the class, took the written and driving test and passed. BUT...I'd been driving on farms and ranches for many seasons. That being said, the owner of the CDL school just called me yesterday again (for the 2nd time in about 2 years), and asked me to come become an instructor !!! The pay wasn't bad, and as much as I'd like to help people, especially women, get thru the school and get their certification, i had to turn her down....I really enjoy doing instruction type stuff...I'm a antural at public speaking. But it would severely limit my road time, and that ain't gonna happen. But its nice that she thought of me...makes me feel good....

I would love to have you as an instructor!! But I understand that you dont want to come off the road.

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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Thank You Little C....I would rather start a CDL school and KNOW that the students get everything they need to go out on the road, than work for one that just gives them enough knowledge to get em hurt. Lets face it...you can't learn crap in 5 days when the subject is an 80k truck, how to maneuver it, how to shift it, how to keep yourself and the motoring public safe, etc. For my needs, having driven before, it was just right. But every day I'd cringe watching those other students, me knowing what they SHOULD be learning,,,,and knowing that they will be passed and given a CDL. Most of them are getting one for farm work, but lets face it...it doesn't matter if its 80K of corn, or 80K of refrigerated freight....When it runs over a car with someone's loved ones in it, it really doesn't matter anymore.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Cindy B.'s Comment
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Swift seems to be a good program but I still worry that it isnt long enough, safety is my top priority with these huge though absolutely amazing vehicles. I still ready my manual even though I passed the written, I just got back on here after taking a couple days off from my study time, Im leaving out of Springfield Missouri to head to Millington Tennessee for training and I wish you had a program as well you are knowledgeable and full of helpful hints, I need all the help I can get :) I think I will be a good driver and I want to be the safest driver out there. Any words of wisdom for during school? by the way, to the ladies that have graduated their training and are out on there own, wahhooooo congratulations :)

Starcar's Comment
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As far as your schooling goes, you are ahead of it all, if you have done the High Road. BUT, still listen, and learn how they want it done. And get in all the truck time you can. Volunteer for whatever comes along. It may sound silly, but you WILL learn something from it. And you will look good to the instructors for your willing attitude.

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