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Broc G.'s Comment
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Hello everyone, I am new to the whole trucking thing, but found this website in my researching and found it to be a very useful tool. I currently have a Class B (got it for free by working for the town I live in) with X endorsement. Haven't had much luck finding (or holding down) a driving job as of late, and have been looking into getting my Class A. I figure why not, it's become a great interest of mine over the past year, and am always watching youtube tutorials and videos of tips and tricks about driving a semi. Just figured I'd say hello to everyone and make my presence known. I'm on the hunt for a driving job around here (I live in Maine), hopefully one that will last quite a bit and give my wife and I the funds we need to move us and our children out of state.

6 string rhythm's Comment
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Welcome Broc!

Heavy C is another Mainer, I think that's what you call yourselves. smile.gif

He'll hopefully chime in here sooner than later. He's got a local job himself. Best wishes to you.

Scott O.'s Comment
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Hi and welcome to the forum... There's a Search engine at the top of this site Search for heavy c he top is from your neck of the woods and landed a local job after getting his 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.
Broc G.'s Comment
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Thanks guys; yes, Mainer is what we call ourselves here. Been without work for the past couple weeks, thankfully been inside while we've been getting pounded with snow. Winters are brutal up here, but this is the worst one I can remember. Anyhow, had an interview earlier today, followed by meeting up with a few terminal managers with some local trucking companies. Hopefully will find something soon.


A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Carter's Comment
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Welcome to the forum, from a fellow Mainer (Ellsworth).

Hope that interview works towards getting you a job.

Tracy W.'s Comment
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Welcome Broc!

Heavy C is another Mainer, I think that's what you call yourselves. smile.gif

Both my kids were born in Maine while I was in the Navy there. Some of locals call themselves 'Mainers' but I refer to my kids as 'Mainiacs'

It's much more appropriate.



Broc G.'s Comment
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Thanks Carter & Tracy,

Good to see some locals on here. Been applying and making phone calls all week long. Haven't heard much yet, but still staying positive. Just running into some road blocks as I only have a Class B and just got my license at the end of October last year.

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