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I Fulfilled State Required Hours and Completed the $4,000 Course but NO CDL

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Rick S.'s Comment
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Some interesting "creative editing" took place on this thread there OS.

Hey Brett - is this guy still banned? I was actually kinda looking forward to seeing this come to a favorable resolution for the guy.

H'e kinda p-'d off - as I would be if I blew $4K on a school and walked away with a piece of worthless paper and no "usable certification" (CDL in this case) to show for it.

It's surprising that a Community College based program would operate in this manner. Unless they are sub-contracting it out to a 3rd party, they are responsible for their course curriculum to their county/state education departments. There's some "leverage" that could be applied up the food chain, or at least a place to start seeking some resolution. Unless it's one of those "private schools" - that just calls themselves a community college.

While tempting to jump on the bandwagon and shake a finger at Bobby for his attitude and anger - I'm going to just lay back and see where this goes.

Would have been nice to try and work with the guy and see if he can get back on track to a driving career.

Rick

CDL:

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Brett Aquila's Comment
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Would have been nice to try and work with the guy and see if he can get back on track to a driving career.

We already tried that and the guy is obviously a jerk. He's able to read the advice we've given him and he can do with it what he likes. If you don't have the common decency to be nice to people who are going out of their way to give you free, one-on-one advice then you can go to the other forum where you'll fit in well.

Old School's Comment
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It's surprising that a Community College based program would operate in this manner. Unless they are sub-contracting it out to a 3rd party, they are responsible for their course curriculum to their county/state education departments. There's some "leverage" that could be applied up the food chain, or at least a place to start seeking some resolution. Unless it's one of those "private schools" - that just calls themselves a community college.

Surprising indeed! That is why I have my doubts about the assertion that this is the way this school operates... it makes no sense to me.

Would have been nice to try and work with the guy and see if he can get back on track to a driving career.

I seriously thought that is what we were doing Rick! There is really no way to resolve a problem if you can't actually identify the problem. My thoughts were that here's a guy who needs help in identifying the problem - I still maintain that he didn't know how to recognize what the real problem was, and it seemed to me that it became pretty obvious to us by prodding him just a little. I wasn't even trying to provoke him, just make him think a little.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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