Just passed my cat C + E

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  1. walters123

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    Buzzing big time spend the week at st athans doing my cat C licence and with only 12hrs training passed with only 2 minors.
     
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    Nice one.

    Just remember what height truck you are driving. :)
     
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    Luckily there were two children free that week.
     
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    Are you going up to class 1 ?
    For me class 2 work can be a hard job with multi drop and such. Not so much hard work if you get into scrap or tipper work though.
    I deliver steel for tata steel and sometimes go from wolverhampton to llanelli and back. Nice easy one hit load.
     
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    Not sure yet as it's a big truck lol. Going to gain some experience driving a man SV for a few months and then see what's out there.
     
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    They are big ! But, an artic bends in the middle so it is actually easier. I got made redundant a few years ago and had to sign up to an agency. I had to take an 18 tonne out and nearly wiped out some traffic lights as it was not as manoeuvrable as my old artic and trailer. What ever you choose to do then good luck to you pal !
     
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    Well done. Good old St Athan did part of my training and test on Class III there in 1982. It was also used for advanced driving training otherwise known as kill a cone day.
     
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    Well done, .
    If youre going for new jobs, ask the boss, what time you should be back in the yard, ie, nights out, ask about the other drivers about nights out, if theyre frequent.
    If theres no bed in the cab is a good sign of no nights out, if it ends you have too, youll be staying in a Travelodge, no bed in cab= no sleep in cab.
    Use a couple of sat navs, not just Tom Tom, Google maps, and Apple maps as well as Tom_Tom, for decent satellite views , if unsure,.

    Also, a real map, alot of the old boys still use them, for a reason too, but, if its a newer area, it might be slightly different, which is why Google maps is good, .

    If you unsure, park up and walk down road/lane/ small road, just to make sure.
    If youre doing pallet drops, GOOD LUCK, its hard work, unless you get nice cushty industrial estates!!
    Im doing Hookloader driving, in a 17tonne, 4 Axel roll on and off, MUCH better than pallets, once you get the bins sussed.
    We do 40-70 yard bins, and pretty much the same route, for the same if not more that doing pallets.
    Waste disposal is booming at the minute, as is the houses, which in turn equals waste.
    Also, councils, bin wagons, recyclers, good steady jobs, never a night out!!
    Either way,GOOD LUCK, never trust the Tom-Tom 100%, better to get out and look, than get stuck!!
     
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    And don't forget to look up if you're driving a high sider. I learnt that driving double decker coaches.
     
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    Just back from passing my C+E chuffed to bits started training monday, just 2 minors so happy with that.
     
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    Well done !
     
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    Nice, Monday I passed the theory and hazard awareness for Cat C.
     
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    What's the goal ? Going straight up to C + E or not ?

    Have you got a job lined up or going for agency ?
     
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    Driving MAN SV's.
     
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    What unit are you in
     
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    Cpc module 4 passed today 95%. That's me all done time to start with my next chapter
     
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    Lol

    Feel sorry for you, but well done

    Been a hgv driver since 2000 and artics since 2006. Your joining a club of the most hated people in the uk

    A bit of advice look at Collins low bridge map book about £20 from smiths
     
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    Same here I passed in 2006 as well.

    I know what you mean about being hated. Everyone on the road hates you, everywhere you deliver to hates you and everywhere you go to collect a load hate you.

    And then you stop for a break at some places or need a little help sometimes and other lorry drivers hate you aswell !
    I don't know why thought as I love to chat and help others out.
     
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    Passed Cat C. Whoop, whoop.
     
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    Well done dude.

    I start in 2 week class 1 job
     
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    Now cleared for driving them.
     

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