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Scott O.'s Comment
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Thanks everyone. I'll keep you all posted and I know where to come with questions.

Are you doing the private school or company sponsored school and which one....

Jimbo's Comment
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Thanks everyone. I'll keep you all posted and I know where to come with questions.

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Are you doing the private school or company sponsored school and which one....

Scott...I'm going to a private school. 10wk program. Today was alot of paperwork to start. Then started reviewing the cdl manual. Instructor is excellent. First written test is Wednesday. But thanks to the High Road I'm way ahead of the curve. Working on the memorizing the pre-trip info now. Will be ready to test for my permit the Monday after New Years. Long but good day.

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.
Scott O.'s Comment
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Thanks everyone. I'll keep you all posted and I know where to come with questions.

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Are you doing the private school or company sponsored school and which one....

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Scott...I'm going to a private school. 10wk program. Today was alot of paperwork to start. Then started reviewing the cdl manual. Instructor is excellent. First written test is Wednesday. But thanks to the High Road I'm way ahead of the curve. Working on the memorizing the pre-trip info now. Will be ready to test for my permit the Monday after New Years. Long but good day.

Thank you and good luck sir

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.
Harish S.'s Comment
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Thanks everyone. I'll keep you all posted and I know where to come with questions.

Jimbo,

Good luck! I live in southern NY and just got my class A. My biggest advice would be to be patient with yourself. Having a few years of class B experience, I went in to school thinking I would have an advantage. To some degree, I did. However, it took a lot of practice to get used to the non-sychronized transmission (10 speed Eaton). But just keep practicing and be kind to yourself if you don't get certain things at first. And as the other folks here said, listen to your instructors. I also took the initiative to ask as many questions in order to clarify what I needed to do to get it down right. Before you know it your license will say class A!

All the best, Harish

Jimbo's Comment
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Thanks everyone. I'll keep you all posted and I know where to come with questions.

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Jimbo,

Good luck! I live in southern NY and just got my class A. My biggest advice would be to be patient with yourself. Having a few years of class B experience, I went in to school thinking I would have an advantage. To some degree, I did. However, it took a lot of practice to get used to the non-sychronized transmission (10 speed Eaton). But just keep practicing and be kind to yourself if you don't get certain things at first. And as the other folks here said, listen to your instructors. I also took the initiative to ask as many questions in order to clarify what I needed to do to get it down right. Before you know it your license will say class A!

All the best, Harish

Thanks Harish...great advice

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