Teacher To Trucker????? I Need Some Thoughts And Advice I Am Sick Of My Job And Am 27

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Errol V.'s Comment
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What? Common Core got your tongue?

Jopa, truckers have words not used in polite company, like "weigh station", " detention", and "DOT inspection". Teachers do, too, like the annual test (STaR (CA), TCAP (TN), CSAP (CO), NPEP (NV)) - all four letter words in their own right, and Common Core is one of them. Please be careful what you say here.

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CSA:

Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)

The CSA is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiative to improve large truck and bus safety and ultimately reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities that are related to commercial motor vehicle

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Jopa's Comment
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What? Common Core got your tongue?

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Jopa, truckers have words not used in polite company, like "weigh station", " detention", and "DOT inspection". Teachers do, too, like the annual test (STaR (CA), TCAP (TN), CSAP (CO), NPEP (NV)) - all four letter words in their own right, and Common Core is one of them. Please be careful what you say here.

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... oops - wash my mouth out with soap ...

Jopa

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CSA:

Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)

The CSA is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiative to improve large truck and bus safety and ultimately reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities that are related to commercial motor vehicle

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Tim C.'s Comment
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Lol! I am glad i am not the only one in this boat! Is the CDL permit the only thing I should worry about along with the DOT physical until I am getting hired by a company and training with 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.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Bleemus's Comment
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Make sure you have original copies of . . .

SS Card

Birth Certificate

Passport (optional)

High School Diploma

Seems like a lot of stories of people showing up without credentials. I might just be paranoid but if you have them bring them with you.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Errol V.'s Comment
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The CDL permit plus your medical card will allow you to drive with a "regular" CDL holder riding along. That's not directly related to a school.

The company will want to see the stuff on Bleemus' list. If you are a Veteran, bring a copy of your DD214. Swift, for one, has a deal that Vets end up with a scholarship that covers the whole tuition.

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.
Bud A.'s Comment
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So you want to get away from whiney imbeciles? Not gonna happen in trucking. Never heard a group of people complain and whine as much as truck drivers do.

You've obviously never worked in a call center, Pat.

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Maverick (Tom H).'s Comment
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So you want to get away from whiney imbeciles? Not gonna happen in trucking. Never heard a group of people complain and whine as much as truck drivers do.

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You've obviously never worked in a call center, Pat.

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I second that Bud... I WILL NEVER EVER EVER WORK IN A CALL CENTER AGAIN!

Jeremy L.'s Comment
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I am now in this boat as well...

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