Leaving For Celadon/Indianapolis Saturday

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Charles M.'s Comment
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C-Day approaches, and I'm finally starting my new path. I settled on Celadon for a number of reasons and, in spite of some of the negative press here on TT, i think I made a good choice. It was tough, running over the pros and cons, but after far too much second guessing myself, I decided to quit stressing over it and go with Celedon. The bottom line is that any school is going to be challenging in it's own way and though Celadon's school seems to be going through some growing pains, from what I've read on this site and talking to others, they seem to be concerned with their students getting pretty good training at lealst as much as other company-sponsored programs, and maybe a tad better. Yeah, might be crowded, might be a little frustrating, but they don't come across as indifferent as some, and anything is what you make of it

Right now, I'm excited, nervous, scared, and optimistic, as anyone in his right mind would, but I think if I just apply myself, keep a good attitude, and maintain some confidence in both myself and the school, I think everything is gonna be alright. Anyway, wish me luck.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Dylan C.'s Comment
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I went threw their school and left right after I got my cdl. there were a few important things they didn't teach me an my trainer for us xpress had to teach me. they only teach you the stuff on how to pass the road an written test. I didn't learn how to slide the tandems or how to do a 45 back. I wish the best of luck to you an advice you to stay cause if you leave with out doing the miles like I did you will end up with over a 9,000 dollar bill.

Good luck

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.

Tandems:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Tandem:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Scott O.'s Comment
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I went threw their school and left right after I got my cdl. there were a few important things they didn't teach me an my trainer for us xpress had to teach me. they only teach you the stuff on how to pass the road an written test. I didn't learn how to slide the tandems or how to do a 45 back. I wish the best of luck to you an advice you to stay cause if you leave with out doing the miles like I did you will end up with over a 9,000 dollar bill.

Good luck

The trainer is suppose to teach you how to slide the tandems after you get your cdl and go otr that's when you learn darn near everything you need to know the schools are only there to help you pass and unless that state requires you to know how to slide your tandems in order to pass the test and as for the 45 back again probably not required to pass the cdl test...... Just my two cents

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.

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.

Tandems:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Tandem:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

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