Female: NO Truck Knowledge-where To Begin Without Going To A CDL Class

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Dawn S.'s Comment
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I have been coaching gymnastics for the past 20 years. My boyfriend has a small trucking company.I've decided to quit coaching and get a cdl so i can help him and spend more time with him. He keeps telling me Just read the cdl manual he got me.I'm overwhelmed. I've been going with him on deliveries (he's a car hauler) I've been studying on these long trips. I was wondering if anyone knew of information site for GOOD explanations of the information I will need to pass my cdl. I don't want to just memorize the info. Id'd like to have a good understanding of what I'm reading. Seems that I can't use wifi the whole time, i was hoping for written, easy to understand info. Can anyone help, please?

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.
Maverick (Tom H).'s Comment
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I have been coaching gymnastics for the past 20 years. My boyfriend has a small trucking company.I've decided to quit coaching and get a cdl so i can help him and spend more time with him. He keeps telling me Just read the cdl manual he got me.I'm overwhelmed. I've been going with him on deliveries (he's a car hauler) I've been studying on these long trips. I was wondering if anyone knew of information site for GOOD explanations of the information I will need to pass my cdl. I don't want to just memorize the info. Id'd like to have a good understanding of what I'm reading. Seems that I can't use wifi the whole time, i was hoping for written, easy to understand info. Can anyone help, please?

Go thru the High Road CDL Training Program on this site and you should do well on your tests

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.
Dawn S.'s Comment
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Thanks, Tom. I've checked it out but I just skimmed through it. There was an app for my tablet that I purchased that I loved on the air brakes. For the past week I spent hours and hours studying it. Today, i was studying in and realized some of the answers that had were completely wrong...very frustrating. This site looks awesome, I just can't stay logged using up as my wi fi while on the road....I guess, Ill have to just study when I'm home.

Jopa's Comment
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Thanks, Tom. I've checked it out but I just skimmed through it. There was an app for my tablet that I purchased that I loved on the air brakes. For the past week I spent hours and hours studying it. Today, i was studying in and realized some of the answers that had were completely wrong...very frustrating. This site looks awesome, I just can't stay logged using up as my wi fi while on the road....I guess, Ill have to just study when I'm home.

Dawn, you will find that sitting at home with no distractions is the best environment for doing the High Road CDL Trining program ... you mentioned "some of the answers that had were completely wrong" ... are you saying that the TT program has answers that are completely wrong? or a different application you found somewhere else? I took the High Road course (as has hundreds of others here) and found it to be completely accurate ... I also experienced (as have countless others) the joy of blowing through the test at the DMV with 100% correct answers and having the clerk be amazed (not to mention the quizzical looks on my fellow - struggling - test takers who were there when I sat down and still there when I got up to leave) ... you may come across a formatting error or a misspelled word here and there (I did and notified Brett who immediately corrected the problem) but I doubt you will find answers that are completely wrong ... this is only ONE of the many tools you will find to your benefit if you take the time to really explore this site ... there are countless posts over the last year where people have commented on how much the information on this site has helped them to accomplish their goals ... explore, utilize and enjoy!

Jopa

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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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Jopa's Comment
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There was an app for my tablet that I purchased that I loved on the air brakes. For the past week I spent hours and hours studying it. Today, i was studying in and realized some of the answers that had were completely wrong...very frustrating.

Funny how one can read something and not get the meaning until rereading it again ... I think I misunderstood you to be referring to High Road when you were - in fact - talking about an app you "purchased" ... the High Road training program is FREE (normally $29.95 Check or Money order payable to Jopa - that's just a stupid joke I have typed here multiple times) as is the whole website ... in this case you get a WHOLE LOT MORE than you paid for ... enjoy ...

Jopa

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