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I got my CDL in May of 2014 hoping to do OTR , but found out that was not for me. Did get a job hauling grain in Northeastern Montana and loving it. Get the outside activity of flat bedding and home everynite. Year round work and there are farmers that will take a newbie. Have gotten some great driving experience taking a semi out of fields, through grain elevators tight spaces, hills with heavy loads and winter driving. The tests are a great source for refreshers. Had to use the HazMat moving from one state to another. Keep up the great work. I went to Sage and was a great experience. Happy Trucking. Be Safe where ever the road takes you
Commercial Driver's License (CDL)
A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:
Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations
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.