Yeehaw I got my CDL!

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Hogster, Sep 6, 2008.

  1. Hogster

    Hogster Light Load Member

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    Well I passed the driving test yesterday! It was my 2nd attempt. Stalled it the first time cause I tried to get fancy. I missed 7th and hit 9th by mistake on a downhill run after a very tight right hand turn. I'll tell you all this, just getting your CDL license a truck driver you are not! Not by any means. All you have getting out of school is the basics to get a license. While I can operate the truck safely for sure, I am in no way skilled at it.

    Here in San Diego and maybe in other big cities 4-wheelers are insane. I took my test on a Friday afternoon and traffic was heavy. I had people cut me off, pull out of parking lots in front of me at the last second(blasted one with the air horn while hitting the brakes hard and my DMV tester didn't even blink an eye), people passed me on the right shoulder in their rush to gain a car length more towards the red light. These idiots have no clue what a truck can do to "crush" their dreams.

    Anyway, I have some personal business to attend to before I report to my future company in about three weeks. I am curious if anyone has any suggestions on how I could gain some more practice time in a truck before I report? Is renting a truck for a day or two an option. I know from school that each time I get behind the wheel I just get better and more comfortable driving the truck. I would like to continue improving now that I got a CDL in my back pocket. Yeehaw!!!!
     
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  3. honor roll

    honor roll Road Train Member

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    Way to go.............Be Safe out on the open road
     
  4. woodstock36

    woodstock36 Medium Load Member

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    That is great news!! I am sure a big relief to!!:biggrin_25519:







    American only truck crazy girl, cause nothing else will do!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  5. Hogster

    Hogster Light Load Member

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    Thanks:biggrin_255: Will do!
     
  6. Hogster

    Hogster Light Load Member

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    Thanks and it was a huge relief/weight off the ole shoulders.:biggrin_25520:
     
  7. doubledragon5

    doubledragon5 Road Train Member

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    Welcome to the world of truck driving.. Good luck and congrats.. You could rent a truck for a day or two, but I would not suggest it unless your bank account is so huge that you can afford to pay someone for the rest of their life if you hurt them..:biggrin_25525:.. Wait your three weeks, and go with your trainer, there will be things you will learn that they do not teach you in school...
     
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  8. BigKahunaFL

    BigKahunaFL Bobtail Member

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    Congrats Hogster! Glad to hear you got it! With a little luck, I'll be getting mine next week! Keep us informed of your progress.
     
  9. Samantha82580

    Samantha82580 Medium Load Member

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  10. woodstock36

    woodstock36 Medium Load Member

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    GOOD LUCK!!!!!!:biggrin_25519:






    American only truck crazy girl, cause nothing else will do!!!!!:biggrin_25520:
     
  11. Hogster

    Hogster Light Load Member

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    Thanks to everyone for all the congratulations.

    I hadn't looked at it like that doubledragon. Thanks for your advice I will probably heed it.
     
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