Sage Schools In Lebanon PA

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Nighttrain03's Comment
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2 part question:

I. Has anyone attended the Sage School in Lebanon Pa? I'm gettin a good vibe after talking to the recruiter about it.(Although I'm not stateside at the moment, deployed to Afghanistan) The recruiter was very helpful, friendly & courteous. She answered all my questions without delay within 24 hrs if not sooner,(via email, phone is hit or miss, sometimes.) Any input about Sage would be appreciated. (good, bad, or indifferent).

II. If I go to a school that is in a different state that I'm a resident of, will I have to transfer my details to that state, or can I keep my current drivers license and go to the DMV in the state I live in (with proof that I passed the CDL test) and have it added to my license?

Once again thanks for all you do confused.gif

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.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

Ryan S.'s Comment
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What Branch Nighttrain?

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Sage is actually a chain of schools with several locations across the country. They're a very good school and they've been around a long time. You should definitely keep them on your list of schools to consider. One of the big things you'll want to do with any school you're considering is go there in person for a tour of the school and at some point take a few students aside and get their opinion. Those opinions are valuable. Those students are currently attending the school after paying their tuition. If they feel they're getting their money's worth, they'll be glad to tell you. If they aren't happy with the school, they'll be even more anxious to let you know. So definitely get some opinions from some of their current students if possible.

II. If I go to a school that is in a different state that I'm a resident of, will I have to transfer my details to that state, or can I keep my current drivers license and go to the DMV in the state I live in (with proof that I passed the CDL test) and have it added to my license?

You will have to transfer your license. Now every state is different so you will have to speak with the department of motor vehicles in your state to find out the specifics. Some states allow easy transfers - a little paperwork and a small fee. Some states don't allow any CDL transfers at all, meaning you'll have to take all of the testing over again - even the driving portion. So it's important to find out from your home state what their transfer policies are with the state you're considering going to school in.

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.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Nighttrain03's Comment
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What Branch Nighttrain?

Ryan,

I'm a civil engineer in the AF, I'm with an engineering unit based out of Kandahar (777 EPBS) but I forwarded to Camp Dwyer in Oct 12 & now I'm @ Leatherneck. Been here since 1 Feb.

Nighttrain03's Comment
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Brett,

I plan on goin to the school in Lebanon, PA & as many as I can go to when I get home. I also plan on goin to truck stops & rest areas as well. I can't right now as I am deployed to Afghanistan. I'm retiring from the Air Force in Nov 2013, the next 7-8 mths are gonna pretty hectic for me. But I'm ready, Bring It. lol I'm psyched, amped & ready to get my CDL & devour some pavement/miles (figuratively speaking, of course). dancing-dog.gif

As far as the license goes, I'll go to the DMV in De & find out what I need to do when I get home.

Thx for the input Brett, you rock!thank-you.gif

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.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

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