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Randall H's Comment
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It's been a long time since I logged in here. I completed my Prime training and started driving solo last August 14. The more I do this the more I love it. It fits me perfectly at this point in my life.

I've logged 85000 miles since going solo. I do not take big chunks of time off. Until this week I've never taken more than 2 consecutive days off. Many times I'm able to stop and visit in route. I've seen my parents more this way than I ever did before. My family has been great with it once they realized it was not some degrading job.

This week I'm completing the training so I can be an instructor. I'm going to do both phases.

Jeff L.'s Comment
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It's been a long time since I logged in here. I completed my Prime training and started driving solo last August 14. The more I do this the more I love it. It fits me perfectly at this point in my life.

I've logged 85000 miles since going solo. I do not take big chunks of time off. Until this week I've never taken more than 2 consecutive days off. Many times I'm able to stop and visit in route. I've seen my parents more this way than I ever did before. My family has been great with it once they realized it was not some degrading job.

This week I'm completing the training so I can be an instructor. I'm going to do both phases.

Right on! That is the kind of inspiration I need right now.

Randall H's Comment
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Where are you trainIng? How far along are you?

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Great to see you back Randall and great to hear you're enjoying yourself out there! You're obviously doing well if they'll allow you to become a trainer so congrats on that too!

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Jeff L.'s Comment
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Where are you trainIng? How far along are you?

I am just three weeks into CDL training at Lone Star College in Spring, Texas. I have taken all my written test including tankers and doubles-triples and excluding HazMat until I pass the driving test. I have gotten 100 in classroom so far and have been out in the yard now for a little over a week. It just so happens they take spring break so I am off a week and then three more weeks following. Gives me time to get that alley docking down. It is great to hear that you are enjoying Prime. I have heard almost all good about them.

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.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

Doubles:

Refers to pulling two trailers at the same time, otherwise known as "pups" or "pup trailers" because they're only about 28 feet long. However there are some states that allow doubles that are each 48 feet in length.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

6 string rhythm's Comment
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Good to see you again. I remember you from over the summer. You and I both started solo around the same time. For me, it was the end of August after being hired the end of July 14. Glad to hear you're enjoying it! You must be if you're not taking much time off!!

J. Snow's Comment
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It's been a long time since I logged in here. I completed my Prime training and started driving solo last August 14. The more I do this the more I love it. It fits me perfectly at this point in my life.

I've logged 85000 miles since going solo. I do not take big chunks of time off. Until this week I've never taken more than 2 consecutive days off. Many times I'm able to stop and visit in route. I've seen my parents more this way than I ever did before. My family has been great with it once they realized it was not some degrading job.

This week I'm completing the training so I can be an instructor. I'm going to do both phases.

Awesome inspiration! My main motivating factor is to be able to spend more time with my parents as well. Since they split the year between WA and AZ and I'm in FL, trucking will help chase them around without me having to move.

Congrats on becoming a trainer. That is something I'll be working towards as well.

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