Planning Ahead.....

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Melisa M.'s Comment
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Okay folks...gotta a few questions as I am preparing to head out to Springfield, MO for May 4 training. First, I am a completely new driver with limit exposure so being prepared and as ahead of the game as possible is very important for me. I have been studying and feel pretty confident about the written exam material to secure my permit and endorsements at this point. My recruiter said it is not necessary to secure my permit before arrival but would like to know if that would help relieve some of the stress and chaos during my first few days of training. Input please???? Also, if any of you peeps have suggestions on items I might find helpful that are not listed on the "to bring list" that would be more than welcomed. Ready,set, go......

Michael V.'s Comment
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If getting your permit ahead of time will make you feel better then get it, the first day or two are usually paperwork anyway and it is a repeat of all the things you filled out already. you might get bored after that if you already have your permit

Deb R.'s Comment
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If you can get your permit ahead of time, why not? One less thing to worry about!

Melisa M.'s Comment
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I have been reading about how stressful the first few days can be......I am a planner and doer so want to do my best to alleviate as much unnecessary stress as possible. I think I just do it and be done.......

I have a feeling having some downtime before hitting road might be a cherished little gift!

Do you have any suggestions about items I might need to bring that are not on the "items to bring list" or tips to help make things flow better during training?

Thanks a bunch for the replies......

The Persian Conversion's Comment
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What items are already on your "items to bring list?"

Melisa M.'s Comment
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Check out the Prime Training section full review located https://www.truckingtruth.com/paid-cdl-training/prime-inc/

Social Security Card. Must be an original, signed and non-laminated. Cancelled or voided check (if interested in direct deposit) Original birth Certificate Valid Drivers License Work gloves 7 days worth of clothing Bedding Alarm clock and flashlight Any required eye wear T owels / wash clothes Closed toe shoes or work boots Personal Hygiene products

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.
Errol V.'s Comment
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A TT member named "Pepper" put together a pretty complete list a month or so ago. Search for her name, you may find the list.

ATXJEHU's Comment
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Definitely obtain your permit ahead of time if possible. You will have plenty to pay attention to without having to stress about getting the permit. Good luck to ya!

Brian M.'s Comment
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Just a note not every state reciprocates CDL permits , a few students had to retake the permit test because Missouri doesn't reciprocates with some states. Call your recruiter and ask. If they don't know have them call the school to find out for you

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.
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