Learning to back up a rig is clumsy at best. Nothing about it is easy. Having fun with it helps make learning easier, but prepare to embarrass yourself!
Getting started with CDL training meant a ton of bookwork in the beginning, working outside in temps below zero, and busting up some drivetrains.
I've completed my CDL training and I now have my CDL but there was plenty of stress and some rough teachers to deal with along the way - here's the story
We covered the operation of a big rig and took a drive, now I'll cover taking the CDL exam and share thoughts about the process of getting your CDL.
My first day of backing up a big rig in truck driving school and we were all nervous and excited. None of us knew what backing a big rig would be like
The beginning of my truck driving adventures started here with cdl school where I met an incredible variety of people looking to become truck drivers
Nearly a week into CDL training and more students are dropping out of the class. It's a fast-paced truck driving school and not everyone will make it.
I can't believe my husband's been at truck driving school less than a week, it feels like a month. His CDL training has been fast-paced and tough.
Almost finished with the first week of truck driving school. The pace is quick and some people are struggling, while others are doing just fine.
The fast pace of CDL training at truck driving school continues as students continue to drop out of the program due to health and background issues.
The pace of CDL training at trucking school has started out very fast and it's been a tough adjustment in lifestyle for both my husband and myself.
Well, I spoke to Randy for nearly an hour last night about his first full day at truck driving school, and it was a 12-hour marathon starting at 7 am.
I've just completed my first week of truck driving school and what a week it has been! We covered backing, pre-trips, got our CDL permit, and more!
Day two of week two dawned chilly and rainy. That's typical for the Northwest this time of year. Our truck driver training is moving into new areas.
Our CDL test looms on the horizon - just a few days 'til I'll have my CDL. Truck driving school has been fun but I'm ready to get out on the road!
In this blog, TruckerMike explains how he passed his pre-trip inspection exam, but the instructor and the test were really tough!
The start of week 4 means testing time for our CDL student in truck driver training. Here Mike blogs about nerves before test time.
Well our CDL exams are getting near and here's how we're preparing for the big day.
During his third week of CDL training the school has brought the challenges up a notch and it's on to the city streets we go!
Half way through the third week of his CDL school, our own TruckerMike is getting the feel for the truck and making progress!
This wraps up week two of my adventure in truck driving school. I'm having a great time sharing my experiences with everyone!
In day 7 of truck driving school, our student is catching on fast and enjoying the hell out of learning how to drive!
We've been bobtailing around the yard but today was our first day on the road pulling a trailer. Wow!
It's the start of week two for our student who is giving us his day-by-day experiences live! Today is his first day driving a rig!
We just completed our first week of truck driving school and I passed the exam to get my permit! Let me tell you how it went.
Day three in CDL school brought air brakes, a trip out to the truck to learn hands on, and anticipation of Friday's permit exam!
Two of the most important safety guidelines in the trucking industry involve proper speed for conditions and following distance.
This is day two of our CDL training. We're documenting every day of truck driving school so you can follow along!
In my first day of CDL training they talked about the school structure and how we'll have our CDL license in just 4 weeks!
The day has arrived! My first day of truck driving school and it was great! Let me tell you what it was all about.
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