Mission Accomplished

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Large Marge's Comment
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The last couple of days were rough. I spent hours practicing backing maneuvers. I think the pressure to succeed was overwhelming me because I kept screwing up the offset. After 8 hours, I called it a day. I felt discouraged and defeated. I think the stress brought on a cold too.

The next morning, things clicked and I was getting all my maneuvers down, for the most part. Test time came and I was nervous as could be. I took a moment to say a prayer and take a deep breath. I aced everything...pretrip, skills, and driving. It was the best feeling in the world. Especially since the day before I was ready to throw in the towel. Luckily, my examiner was really cool. He made me feel very comfortable during my exam which was extremely helpful.

Of all the things I've accomplished in life, I am most proud of earning my CDL.

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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Congrats

classA's Comment
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And a big accomplishment it is! It's actually a lot of work to get the CDL , then it keeps getting to be more work once you get it! But work equals money, right?

Congratulations!

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.
Large Marge's Comment
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Congrats

Thank you!

Large Marge's Comment
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And a big accomplishment it is! It's actually a lot of work to get the CDL , then it keeps getting to be more work once you get it! But work equals money, right?

Congratulations!

It was hard work, no doubt. My next obstacle to overcome is backing the trailer at the customer/truck stops. Backing around cones is one thing, but doing it on the job is a totally different animal. Nothing worth doing is ever easy they say...

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.
Dennis R. (Greatest Drive's Comment
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Congrats.I also think its alot of work,just getting the darn CDL. Now the fun begins!

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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