Completed Swift Academy And Picked Up My CDL Yesterday

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movingmetal's Comment
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I aced the entire course and passed dmv first try. I saw a lot of guys come and go from that place. Reality is that many will pass and many will fail. The instructors teach you how to drive a 18 wheeler and pass your dmv test. Do not overthink anything and apply yourself. Nobody is going to hold your hand. You need the initiative to pass the school and dmv. If you have questions you better ask a instructor. It was sort of a stressful 3 weeks but im glad its over.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

Scott's Comment
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Congrats! Where did you do the Academy and when is your orientation?

movingmetal's Comment
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I went through richmond VA. Im going to orientation sometime after thanksgiving.

Scott's Comment
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Right on. Have a Happy Thanksgiving and a Merry Christmas. Good luck and be safe.

movingmetal's Comment
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The instructors had a lot of experience and they provide you with all material and equipment necessary to get your cdl. You also get a good amount of time driving around the city and on highways.

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.
Eckoh's Comment
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Thats the school i went though

movingmetal's Comment
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I was class 248 bro

Eckoh's Comment
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I was class 248 bro

was 242

Matt D.'s Comment
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I will be leaving and starting Dec 1st at the Richmond one.

DeJuan J.'s Comment
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Congrats!!!

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