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Josh R.'s Comment
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I'm going for my cdl at my own cost

I've taken 1 half he lesson so far and have just read bretts online book / guide ,very helpful

But before I formally enroll and go for my permit, I wanted to see what non bias opinions I get here I'm attaching the paperwork they gave me , this school seems great Its 3 miles from my house .but I know nothing about trucking so wanted to this forum to advise me


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.
Josh R.'s Comment
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Josh R.'s Comment
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They gave me there info packet but it's not on there website

Can some one here tell me how to upload photos from my cell to this forum

Errol V.'s Comment
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They gave me there info packet but it's not on there website

Can some one here tell me how to upload photos from my cell to this forum

Upload the photos to a place like photobucket.com. Click on the link that says "Photo" when you write your next post. There's more instructions when you click on that button.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Josh, Dootson is a very well known and respected school. They've been around forever. You can certainly keep them on the list of schools to consider.

Go for a visit to any schools in your area and take some students aside privately to find out how they like the program. Show up either before class, at lunchtime, or after class and the students will be more than happy to share their opinions about the school.

Normally I would mention you should get a list of major companies that hire from a school and verify this yourself from home but I already know a lot of major companies hire from that school so you should be good to go with that.

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