2 Days Before The Day After Tomorrow

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Sean's Comment
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Hi All! Just finished reading Brett's book online straight through in one sitting (the free version if there's a difference) and it's now 3:23 AM EDT. I just registered to this site about 30 minutes ago and I guess I really might be interested in a career change 'cause after reading Brett's book (Hi Brett!) I read the first couple pages of the General Forum discussions and still felt like writing this post. Just wanted to say this site seems excellent so far and I am looking forward to reading as much as I can again tomorrow and thank you to all that contribute. If I do decide to seriously pursue this thing I can already tell my decision will be heavily influenced by what you all have to say as I read further. So, thank you all again.

-sean

Skarbrand's Comment
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Hey! Welcome man!

I honestly did the same thing, along with a couple YouTube videos xD .. Read some of the CDL training diaries and blogs, too. They're really interesting!

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.
Woody's Comment
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Welcome to the best trucking site on the net smile.gif

If you decide to move into trucking be sure to check out the High Road Training Program. It makes the info much easier to learn and the price is hard to beat good-luck.gif

Woody

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.
Brett Aquila's Comment
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Welcome aboard Sean!

Explore the site and ask all the questions you like....we're always happy to help out.

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Sean's Comment
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Thanks guys! CR England recruiter already called me this morning 'cause I put in an application on a whim a couple days ago to see what would happen and if I would get some info. Their partner training school that was closest to me was booked up so I wasn't ask to commit right on the spot. I definitely got the sense that I am about to be put through a meat grinder, but because of you guys I was already prepared for it. Well I got more research/reading to do! Oh and thanks for the replies, I feel special HAHA!

Sean

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