Celadon School

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Heidi M.'s Comment
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I start Celadon School on January 19th and the location I am attending is Laredo, TX. I have read both bad and good reviews on this School but I will not let that change my way of thinking. I am going in there with my head held high, positive thoughts, and with confidence. I haven't had the chance to study much but will be able to start studying tomorrow morning. I will be updating my progress as much as I possibly can. If anyone has any good studying tips or any advice I will greatly appreciate it. Much love to all of you out there and stay safe! God bless.

Errol V.'s Comment
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Good luck, Heidi! Welcome to TruckingTruth. Keep that positive attitude. Come back into TT when you need some good information. And keep us posted.

I myself just "survived" Swift's Academy over the holidays, and will go in to Swift orientation Tuesday. One thing that kept me going was this thought: "Two million truck drivers can do this, so can I !

Heidi M.'s Comment
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I am here at the Hotel they put me in and so far I am NOT liking it lol. But I am not here to enjoy the Hotel, I am here to learn and earn my CDLs. I am highly nervous and am not sure of what to do with myself right now.

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.
Heidi M.'s Comment
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I especially DONT like this town

Errol V.'s Comment
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Enjoy your "day off" Sunday! You can call it "calm before the storm" or "a chance to catch your breath". Take a walk - not to sight see but for exercise. If you feel the nerves, watch some videos about pre-trip inspections. Meet your new buddies because you'll need them during the training.

I'm stuck in a hotel in Little Rock while my driving mentor takes his home time. Friday night till Sunday morning with nothing much to do to pass the time. Almost the same situation as you.

Again, good luck, Heidi.

Pre-trip Inspection:

A pre-trip inspection is a thorough inspection of the truck completed before driving for the first time each day.

Federal and state laws require that drivers inspect their vehicles. Federal and state inspectors also may inspect your vehicles. If they judge a vehicle to be unsafe, they will put it “out of service” until it is repaired.

Kai's Comment
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Personally, I enjoyed the school and the orientation. They have been improving since I started September 8. They newbies probably won't appreciate the improvement.

Richard G.'s Comment
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Hey...I'm at the Celadon school here in Gadsden, Alabama. The best thing you can do is just stay calm. Things are going to seem rushed and you will feel out of control. But if you keep your head on straight, you will do just fine. The Celadon schools are really good and they want you to graduate, just listen to them and you will be on the road before you know. it.

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