I Would Like To Get A CDL

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Oscar Rodriguez.'s Comment
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I would like to get a CDL. I dont have experience but i am study too hard. I am a kindergarten teacher and i have been working for 20 years. Now, I want to be a driver. I would like to know how is the real world. I know to world trough books and how to form the future men. I hope to get entering the new year 2015.

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.
Midwest Morgan's Comment
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I would like to get a CDL. I dont have experience but i am study too hard. I am a kindergarten teacher and i have been working for 20 years. Now, I want to be a driver. I would like to know how is the real world. I know to world trough books and how to form the future men. I hope to get entering the new year 2015.

This site has all the info you need. I started my research on their "Free Truck Driving Schools and Company-Sponsored CDL Training" page because that way i don't need to pay, at least up front. I also keep an eye on the forums because that's where you'll read "CDL Training Diaries" and get answers to your questions from experienced truckers. I haven't started it yet but the "The High Road Training Program" but i hear it's great and plan to start it tomorrow when my son's at school. I still need a little more info before i make up my mind but everything I've read here has been awesome. The good is good and the bad doesn't seem that bad. So i know i'm leaning heavily towards it.

Anyway you go you gotta get out of teaching. That paragraph is a disaster!

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.
Beverly P.'s Comment
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I have found that Prime Inc is a good schooling Company to get with however be aware that DOT regulations are difficult with medical stuff. If you want to get more info or want to get a hold of me. email me at inspirationalady@yahoo.com

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

December Hopeful's Comment
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I would like to get a CDL. I dont have experience but i am study too hard. I am a kindergarten teacher and i have been working for 20 years. Now, I want to be a driver. I would like to know how is the real world. I know to world trough books and how to form the future men. I hope to get entering the new year 2015.

Okay, I will bite. If you are an actual teacher in Texas, USA, you better be for the Spanish speaking, because that other comment is right on the money. I appreciate all languages, but your English in written form, at least, is clearly not up to the level you would need to teach kindergarten or higher grade levels in the USA. I am not being mean. It's truth, which is part of the name here. Trucking Truth is going to help you get an idea of what to expect in this particular career field. All the CDL study helps and terrific articles are yours for the taking, absolutely free to you and all of us. I hope you do well in whatever path you choose. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

P.S. Again, I appreciate many human languages and am not trying to insult anyone. We have to know our teachers are really able to teach our children and our children's children. I'm admittedly, "old school", and prefer the basics for the young ones. Reading, Writing and Arithmetic. Geography and History. Sciences without the politics of evolution which has in fact, been long been proven to be a terribly flawed concept.

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.

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.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

December Hopeful's Comment
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I tried to preview it for grammar. I hit the wrong key. The ending part of that last sentence should read, "...which has, in fact, been long proven to be a terribly flawed concept."

(Sorry about that!)

December Hopeful's Comment
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I would like to get a CDL. I dont have experience but i am study too hard. I am a kindergarten teacher and i have been working for 20 years. Now, I want to be a driver. I would like to know how is the real world. I know to world trough books and how to form the future men. I hope to get entering the new year 2015.

Also, just to clarify, Oscar, you are inquiring in the Ladies Category, rather than in other open sections for men and women. You might get a wider range of answers to your inquiry if you post this in one of the other main categories. Just a suggestion.

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.
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