Drive-Train Jackson TN

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Jared D.'s Comment
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So my first week at Drive-Train is complete. Its a very nice school, fast paced, the program is about 3 weeks. Monday was an introduction pretty much, we went down and took physical and drug test for med card, and then come back after lunch, we got right into the book and studied on general knowledge till 5.

Tuesday- Not a whole lot going on, class room for 10 hours studying the General knowledge section. Wednesday- We got to class and studied and went over some practice test for about an hour, then went to the DMV to take the general knowledge, missed 7 out of the 10 allowed and was mainly because i did not read the answer fully, learned my lesson on that one. Lol. Started class back after lunch and covered Air Brakes and Combinations until 5.

Thursday- We got to school and did a review and on AB & Combinations. Went and took my test at DMV, proud to say i didn't miss any on either and finished both in 9 minutes, Thanks to the High Road Training Program , I have not got to do all of it yet due to working long hours before starting school but plan on finishing it. So got my permit and headed back to school, finished off the day learning about Pre-Trip. Friday- Everybody starts the day off by getting in groups of 3-4 and doing the Pre-Trip with your sheet on a truck and trailer they assign you too. After that the students who are in week 2-3 was practicing on their backing or testing out, Week 1 students watched and did Pre-Trips on a truck and trailer that wasn't being used. I have already almost got engine and in-cab down.

After lunch, the new students got a chance at making some laps around the yard and then some straight backing but due to a lot of instructors out today due to recertifications they had to do, we didn't get a lot of time on it, but out of the few tries I had I didn't knock any barrels but was hugged the hell out of them. Got the weekend off so gonna relax and spend a little time practicing Pre-trip on my dads truck. Have a great weekend everybody!


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.


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.


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.

Rolling Thunder's Comment
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Hey Jared (so many jokes wanting to come out right now), I`m Rolling Thunder, RT, Thunder, Dexter and/or Jay.

Good job on the progress though!

Brett Aquila's Comment
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One week in the books - very cool! Just keep studying and roll with it. This time is going to go by super fast.

Rolling Thunder's Comment
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One week in the books - very cool! Just keep studying and roll with it. This time is going to go by super fast.

Nice fix Brett!

Jared D.'s Comment
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Thanks for the edit Brett, kinda forgot to space it out lol

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