Tomorrow It Starts

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James K.'s Comment
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Tomorrow my bus leaves from Las vegas heading to Final Destination of truck orientation. I won't give away the company yet that I chose as I don't know if I am aloud but it was a hard decision between 2 companies, I think I picked the right company. I am not really nervous because I did well in truck school so I know I will do well out here because I am a good listener and a fast learner, but even though I feel like I'm healthy the physicals have always made me nervous(white collar syndrome) or w/e they call it . Anyway I can't believe the time has come to begin my truck driving career. I want to do some blogging about my adventures how can I go about doing this? I would love to contribute to the site a little bit and would like to give a detailed story of orientation and my training which will last about 3-4 weeks until I get to upgrade and get my own beast. Hopefully I will even be able to get home for the holidays since it will be around my training completion so I will request home time if I can get it. Looking forward as winter Is beginning in the states I will get right down on snow.


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Brian 's Comment
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Good luck on your journey, looks like this week is orientation week, I leave on Tuesday, and Kamran leaves on Monday

Mike S.'s Comment
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Good luck you guys !!!! You keep us posted. good-luck.gif

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Good luck James!

We'd love to have you share your experiences! We have a section of this forum specifically for that and it's called CDL Training Diaries. It's incredibly helpful when people share their insights and experiences because it helps others prepare for the challenges that lie ahead.

So go ahead and go for it! Share anything you like. You're completely free to share the name of the company if you like - that's totally up to you. Obviously it's helpful to know what company you're working for. That way other drivers coming in behind you will have specific information. But either way, just sharing your experiences will help a ton of people!



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.
Scott O.'s Comment
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Your heading that way my guess is either swift/central or CR england I could be wrong though

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