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The following is written by and according to the U.S. Department of Labor and particular to the education and training required for a truck driver. A commercial driver's license (CDL) is required to drive large trucks and a regular driver's license is required to drive all other trucks. Training for the CDL is offered by many private and public vocational-technical schools. Many jobs driving smaller trucks require only brief on-the-job training. Education and training. Taking driver-training courses is a good way to prepare for truck driving jobs and to obtain a commercial drivers license (CDL). High school courses in driver training and automotive mechanics also may be helpful. Many private and public vocational-technical schools offer tractor-trailer driver training programs. Students learn to maneuver large vehicles on crowded streets and in highway traffic. They also learn to inspect trucks and freight for compliance with regulations. Some States require prospective drivers to complete a training course in basic truck driving before getting their CDL. Completion of a program does not guarantee a job. Some programs provide only a limited amount of actual driving experience. People interested in attending a driving school should check with local trucking companies to make sure the school's training is acceptable. The Professional Truck Driver Institute (PTDI), a nonprofit organization established by the trucking industry, manufacturers, and others, certifies driver-training courses at truck driver training schools that meet industry standards and Federal Highway Administration guidelines for training tractor-trailer drivers. Training given to new drivers by employers is usually informal and may consist of only a few hours of instruction from an experienced driver, sometimes on the new employee's own time. New drivers may also ride with and observe experienced drivers before getting their own assignments. Drivers receive additional training to drive special types of trucks or handle hazardous materials. Some companies give 1 to 2 days of classroom instruction covering general duties, the operation and loading of a truck, company policies, and the preparation of delivery forms and company records. Driver/sales workers also receive training on the various types of products their company carries so that they can effectively answer questions about the products and more easily market them to their customers. New drivers sometimes start on panel trucks or other small straight trucks. As they gain experience and show competent driving skills, new drivers may advance to larger, heavier trucks and finally to tractor-trailers. Licensure. State and Federal regulations govern the qualifications and standards for truck drivers. All drivers must comply with Federal regulations and any State regulations that are in excess of those Federal requirements. Truck drivers must have a driver's license issued by the State in which they live, and most employers require a clean driving record. Drivers of trucks designed to carry 26,000 pounds or more-including most tractor-trailers, as well as bigger straight trucks-must obtain a commercial driver's license. All truck drivers who operate trucks transporting hazardous materials must obtain a CDL, regardless of truck size. In order to receive the hazardous materials endorsement, a driver must be fingerprinted and submit to a criminal background check by the Transportation Security Administration. In many States, a regular driver's license is sufficient for driving light trucks and vans. To qualify for a CDL, an applicant must have a clean driving record, pass a written test on rules and regulations, and demonstrate that they can operate a commercial truck safely. A national database permanently records all driving violations committed by those with a CDL. A State will check these records and deny a CDL to those who already have a license suspended or revoked in another State. Licensed drivers must accompany trainees until they get their own CDL. A person may not hold more than one license at a time and must surrender any other licenses when a CDL is issued. Information on how to apply for a CDL may be obtained from State motor vehicle administrations. Many States allow those who are as young as 18 years old to drive trucks within their borders. To drive a commercial vehicle between States one must be at least 21 years of age, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations published by the U.S. Department of Transportation (U. S. DOT). Regulations also require drivers to pass a physical examination once every 2 years. Physical qualifications include good hearing, at least 20/40 vision with glasses or corrective lenses, and a 70-degree field of vision in each eye. Drivers may not be colorblind. Drivers must also be able to hear a forced whisper in one ear at not less than 5 feet, with a hearing aid if needed. Drivers must have normal use of arms and legs and normal blood pressure. People with epilepsy or diabetes controlled by insulin are not permitted to be interstate truck drivers. Federal regulations also require employers to test their drivers for alcohol and drug use as a condition of employment and require periodic random tests of the drivers while they are on duty. Drivers may not use any controlled substances, unless prescribed by a licensed physician. A driver must not have been convicted of a felony involving the use of a motor vehicle or a crime involving drugs, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, refusing to submit to an alcohol test required by a State or its implied consent laws or regulations, leaving the scene of a crime, or causing a fatality through negligent operation of a motor vehicle. All drivers must be able to read and speak English well enough to read road signs, prepare reports, and communicate with law enforcement officers and the public. Other qualifications. Many trucking companies have higher standards than those described here. Many firms require that drivers be at least 22 years old, be able to lift heavy objects, and have driven trucks for 3 to 5 years. Many prefer to hire high school graduates and require annual physical examinations. Companies have an economic incentive to hire less risky drivers, as good drivers use less fuel and cost less to insure. Drivers must get along well with people because they often deal directly with customers. Employers seek driver/sales workers who speak well and have self-confidence, initiative, tact, and a neat appearance. Employers also look for responsible, self-motivated individuals who are able to work well with little supervision. Advancement. Although most new truck drivers are assigned to regular driving jobs immediately, some start as extra drivers-substituting for regular drivers who are ill or on vacation. Extra drivers receive a regular assignment when an opening occurs. Truck drivers can advance to driving runs that provide higher earnings, preferred schedules, or better working conditions. Local truck drivers may advance to driving heavy or specialized trucks or transfer to long-distance truck driving. Working for companies that also employ long-distance drivers is the best way to advance to these positions. Few truck drivers become dispatchers or managers. Many long-distance truck drivers purchase trucks and go into business for themselves. Although some of these owner-operators are successful, others fail to cover expenses and go out of business. Owner-operators should have good business sense as well as truck driving experience. Courses in accounting, business, and business mathematics are helpful. Knowledge of truck mechanics can enable owner-operators to perform their own routine maintenance and minor repairs. For the source and more detailed information concerning your request, click on the related links section (U.S. Department of Labor) indicated directly below this answer section.
Depending on condition, between $20.00 and $50.00.
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drag is the easyiest race all you have to do is learn how to shift using R2 and L2 and use nos wisely
around 40-50 mph depending on what its on or pulling.
Average salary is around 40 to 45 thousand a year, but it also depends on what team your on. The good teams that win races, hand out bonuses and will pay more than the average race team to have the best guys. Some teams have even been known to "steal" certain crew members away, after their contract is up with they're current team, to work for them. As of 2008, many and or most pit crew members make from $60,000 to $80,000 a year, and yes, some smaller teams make less and the bigger teams make more, but the average is about $75,000, so a good guess is between 60 to 80 thousand a year.
Marcos Ambrose began driving for Richard Petty Motorsports in 2011. From 2009-2010 he drove for JTG-Daugherty Racing. In 2008, Ambrose competed in 11 races for three different owners (Wood Brothers, Tad Geschickterand Michael Waltrip).
Pontiac sponsored teams for quite some time, as did Buick. The last official chatter I had heard directly from GM, as an employee of Chevrolet, was that they were talking about downsizing, and possibly even phasing out Pontiac. They were going to come up with a whole new product, and nameplate series. This was back in late 06. Saturn was breaking even, and for sale, Hummer was up for grabs, which, makes no sense because the H1 was discontinued, the H2, was simply a Tahoe, as is all other Gm midsized SUV's, Tahoe, H2, Escalade, Yukon, and that H3is a Canyon, or Dakota. So, to buy Hummer, you would still have to have Gm build, and supply, and.............Ok. Now, assuming that Pontiac goes nowhere, then, the chances, are still pretty slim. Back in the 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's, well, until the COT, or car of tomorrow, they actually used the production car, or, eventually the shape at least, and people recognized the cars, as they were on the street, or, say, the new car lot. Now, they just wear a nameplate, and run that manufacturers motor, which, isn't even one the public can access, anymore. To say that NASCAR dealt the automotive manufacturers a very bad hand, would be an understatement. They seem to have forgotten a lot of their roots, and those who, behind the scenes helped them build excitement in their once, more popular, sport. Sad. They tried too hard, to force a good thing, in my opinion.
44 people have died through NASCAR crashes since it was established. The number has dramatically decreased since the founding of NASCAR, but it still remains a huge threat to those considering entering the sport.
Robert "Bootie" Barker is the crew chief for Max Papis in the Nascar Sprint Cup Series. Bootie Barker is paralyzed from the waist down due to injuries he suffered from a car accident, back when he was a senior in high school.
The Indianapolis Speedway's "Yard of Bricks" is the roughly 3' wide strip of bricks that marks the start/finish line at the track - 'yard' refers literally to it being a YARD wide.
At least, it is only a yard wide today. Back in 1909, the track had originally been paved in 3.2 million bricks. Some 90% of these had been made by the Wabash Valley Clay Company of northern Indiana. Over the years, various repairs and resurfacing projects replaced layers of brick with asphalt, and today, only "The Yard" remains.
The City/State/Country is called "Monaco", it's the only city, state, and country with the same name.
The closest finish in the history of the American Race is arguably the first race in 1959, or the 2007 race. In the 1959 race, it took 3 days for the National Association of Stock Car Auto Racing to declare Lee Petty as the winner. In 2007, Kevin Harvick edged out Mark Martin at the finish line to win by 0.02 seconds or two-one-hundredths of a second. To see the video of the finish just click on the link below.
They do not. I think only Formula 1 does to protect the crowd. They go well over 200mph. When Bill Elliott first went over 200 at Talladega back when, NASCAR's answer was the restrictor plate, used to slow the cars down.
Bill Elliott, 212 miles per hour at the Talladega qualifying in 1986.
Rusty Wallace also tested at Talladega for NASCAR in 2004 in an unrestricted car (no restrictor plate) and achieved a top speed of 228 MPH, and a one-lap average of 221 MPH.
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In 2011, the Nascar Cup Series visited California two times.
$250,000 may buy the car but it will not take you racing, in order to compete in 1 race it will cost roughly $1,000,000.00 after you factor in things such as a pit crew, crew chief, tires for the race ( up to 16 sets per race at a cost of $350-$450 each). Not to mention the tractor trailer to get the cars to the track ( yes I said cars as in 2 because you have to have a backup car ). So to tell the truth I am not sure you could go racing with just 1 million dollars, I guess that's why they call it a rich mans sport!
In the Nascar Sprint Cup Series, Reed Sorenson drives the #74 car on a limited basis.
There are many records for Formula 1 Drivers.
a. Most races entered - Rubens Barrichello
b. Most race wins - Michael Schumacher - 91 wins
c. Most race wins in a Season - Michael Schumacher - 2004 Season
d. Youngest Race winner - Sebastian Vettel - 2008 Italian GP
e. Most Pole Positions - Michael Schumacher - 68 pole starts
f. Most Fastest Laps - Michael Schumacher - 76
g. Total Podium Finishes - Michael Schumacher - 154 podiums
h. Most career points - 1369 points
i. Most Laps led in their career - 5108 laps
j. Doubles - Pole position and race win in the same race - Michael Schumacher - 40 races
k. Hat tricke - Pole, fastest lap and race win in the same race - Michael Schumacher - 22
l. Grand Chelem (Slam) - Led the entire race from pole and also fastest lap - Jim Clark - 8 times
m. Most F1 racing championships - Michael Schumacher - 7 times
n. Youngest F1 racing champion - Lewis Hamilton
Ten drivers from the United Kingdom have been Formula One World Drivers' Champions. Those drivers are: Jenson Button (2009), Lewis Hamilton (2008), Mike Hawthorne (1958), Graham Hill (1962, 1968), Jim Clark (1963, 1965), John Surtees (1964), Jackie Stewart (1969, 1971, 1973), James Hunt (1976), Nigel Mansell (1992), and Damon Hill (1996).
A horse race in which the owner declares before the race how much the horse will be offered for sale after the race.
It depends on a variety of factors, such as the level of racing, the track being run at, and various bonuses and such.
At the lower levels of NASCAR like in it's Regional Series, race winners may get a few hundred dollars or so, while Sprint Cup race winners get hundreds of thousands (or even one to two million dollars at Daytona) though the amount varies by track.