Start Date February 16th, 2015 With Celadon! I Got Into The Training Program!

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Pepper's Comment
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As you all know, I have been really apprehensive about everything in trying to get into a training program and get my CDL and then have a great job.

I got the call that I have been waiting for this afternoon- I have been accepted into the Celadon program in Texas, and I will be starting the program on February 16th. I think I may be on the grey dog over Valentine's Day, but I don't care. I am so happy to be in the program!

I understand that meals are provided while I am there, I feel really blessed and happy. G-d is an awesome G-d and I am blessed!!!!!

I called my parents first. My mother was so happy and proud for me, it made me really happy to hear her sounding so relieved. She said something that made me happy to hear: "So many people out there are looking for million dollar jobs. I am so proud that you are willing to work and have any job and work your way up. I am really proud of you." Can you believe it? My mom is proud of ME! I have not talked to my dad yet, he was not home when I called, so I will talk to him tonight and hear what he has to say.

After that, I have told one other person and y'all. I am so happy. I have a long list of things to get done in the 2 weeks before I go, and I know that studying here with the CDL materials will be one of them, as well as make sure everything is in order.

What a blessing today has turned out to be and I am so, so grateful! It is true- A dream is a wish your heart makes!

Pepper

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.
Richard G.'s Comment
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Congratulations!!!!!

Pepper's Comment
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STUDY AID TIP!!!!!! Read your CDL into a recording device. Your laptop, your iPod, your cell phone, something. Listen to it all the time. Things are starting to fall into place as I listen to it again and again. Do this for yourself!

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.
Kai's Comment
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I went through their school and I enjoyed it for various reasons. All the instructors are great. It is the teamwork that I like. Even the work with the manager and her assistant is great, and a great improvement compared to September 2014. Even then I like the school although many students were moaning, but it was unjustified. Mat, Marco, Jorge, Juan, Claudia, Cynthia, Candy, or Cindy will always be in my good remembrance because they really facilitated, each in their own manner, the process for me of earning the CDL and become a good truck driver.

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.
Pepper's Comment
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I went through their school and I enjoyed it for various reasons. All the instructors are great. It is the teamwork that I like. Even the work with the manager and her assistant is great, and a great improvement compared to September 2014. Even then I like the school although many students were moaning, but it was unjustified. Mat, Marco, Jorge, Juan, Claudia, Cynthia, Candy, or Cindy will always be in my good remembrance because they really facilitated, each in their own manner, the process for me of earning the CDL and become a good truck driver.

I loved reading the last sentence the most!

You have filled my heart with hope and joy!

Pepper

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.
Pepper's Comment
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Getting ready this week has been a bit of a challenge as my work is trying to get a little more work out of me before I need. I think that is awesome except for the fact that I need to get some study time in. My last day with my present employer is currently supposed to be tomorrow, and then I will have the remainder of the week ****il Sunday Morning) to get all organized and packed.

Tomorrow will be a big day for work, but I am up for the challenge. I look forward to wrapping everything up and then getting down to the business of studying and doing well.

All for now,

Pepper

Pepper's Comment
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Before I LEAVE not before I need. I was tired when I wrote this!

Dave S.'s Comment
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All fine and good to memorize, but on many topics, an understanding of how something works or the mechanics can make it easier to understand. Take the time to look at the various truck magazines as there are plenty of articles that can be quite informative. Even the ads can give you a path to some greater understanding as the distributors and manufacturers are more than willing to supply some more insight.

Good luck with the new career.

Pepper's Comment
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All fine and good to memorize, but on many topics, an understanding of how something works or the mechanics can make it easier to understand. Take the time to look at the various truck magazines as there are plenty of articles that can be quite informative. Even the ads can give you a path to some greater understanding as the distributors and manufacturers are more than willing to supply some more insight.

Good luck with the new career.

Thanks for the helpful tips!

Pepper's Comment
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Yesterday was supposed to be my last day of work before I leave to go to school, but we had a last minute appointment and no one to fill it, so I was called in today for a half day. I brought my CDL manual with me as the location does not have WIFI, so I read my book slowly, chapter by chapter. This evening, I have laundry to get done, and then tomorrow, tidy my room and get on this website and get to studying here online. It is funny, I have started to make drawings of the illustrations that they have in the book in my graph paper notebook, and things are (I hope) starting to sink in a little better.

I will be taking the Greyhound, so I will be calling and speaking to my recruiter tomorrow to firm everything up with her and see if I can get the bus schedule now, so that my parents may be able to meet me in Austin for the 15 minute stop there. Gee, it sure would be nice to see them, and maybe my dog, too! Miss them loads and loads.

From my prior career, which involved a lot of traveling and jamming things well into a suitcase, I am only going to be taking one very small suitcase and a small duffel bag with me, both of which will fit under the seat in front of me. I will also be taking a few dishes to cook with and similar items.

Can you believe that this is really happening? I am so over the moon happy, excited and nervous.

Well, I am off to study. Those tests won't pass themselves!

All for now,

Pepper

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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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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