My CDL Road Test

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Unflappable and Relentles's Comment
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Well today is the day!! I take my CDL road test in Auburn, NY at Nelson and Seminary. I am excited and confident, and still shaking off the nerves. I test at 3pm. There are two guys from school testing ahead of me today. The first guy is at 1 pm and the next guy is at 2 pm then I'm at 3 pm. I'm gonna pass; no doubt about it!!! I'll keep you updated!

That's all for now:)

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.
Unflappable and Relentles's Comment
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I passed my road test!! I was allowed to get up to 50 points taken off and I had 25 points deducted. Now I'm gonna go to Knight Transportation on the 23rd of August.

Jessica A-M's Comment
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Congratulations! Let us know how it goes over at Knight! What division are you going into?

Unflappable and Relentles's Comment
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Congratulations! Let us know how it goes over at Knight! What division are you going into?

Thanks!! Sorry it took me forever to get back to you, I have been busy getting things figured out. Lol OK so I'm actually going to Knight and I'm leaving earlier than the 23rd. I was originally going to do regional dryvan out of Carlisle PA but I found out there is a 2 1/2 month waiting list for trainers out of Carlisle. So I called Werner to do a dedicated account but I found out that Knight could run me out of Columbus Ohio as an otr refrigerated driver and have me leave out on the 9th of August and start orientation on the 10th so that's the option I sent with.

(I did call werner back and apologized to them and informed them that I had a better offer so they could take my name off the list and give my spot to someone else to tie up loose ends and be responsible and respectful.)

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Dryvan:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

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