Married And Getting CDL To Join Hubby.

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Tamara B.'s Comment
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Hello ladies,

Glad I found this site. My hubby is a driver OTR for OD. After him asking me for 3 years to get mine I have decided to do it. I have a few months to go to OD school as I have one breeding left to do on my dog this next month. So when pups are gone I will enter school. This will be give me lots of time to get ready for it.

Last week we went on vacation and since we had pups to deliver we took hubby schedule route. So I got to see first hand how bad the roads are in those states. It was real neat for I have not been West before. We went all the way to San Fransisco driving in our home truck not company truck. I was surprised at how bad the roads are out of our state. Gave me a whole new perspective of what hubby complains about all the time.

Hubby drives nights so I will get days which is good for me. Night driving is not that easy anymore now that I am 50. This will be a huge change in profession for me. I have always worked in the animals field. But I have driven most of the East Coast. I look forward to getting to know you all and hope to make a few lady friends to talk with when driving. :)

I am working threw the training pages here and a few other sites. We do not have a CDL manual right now in the state as it is in print. I will be getting it as soon as it comes out. TG sites like this have learning areas.



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.


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.


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Colleen W.'s Comment
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Welcome to trucking. What breed are your pups? I was in the pet industry for 9 years.

Tamara B.'s Comment
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I own and breed English Shepherds. They are an American Farm breed. On the rare list with are own registry.

Starcar's Comment
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You will really enjoy your time with your hubby...and you will really miss your at home alone time that you brings change, and with it ...adventures !!! I love adventures... We will help you all we can..and welcome you as a sister trucker !!! hollar at us when ever you get a chance.....

I love old breed dogs....before they started breeding the brains out of them.

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