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Gary K.'s Comment
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Well I have a few questions here I have my CDl permit with all endorsements except hazmat but I have did the background just need to study take test. I am interested in Jim Palmer Training I am wondering will my permit be good there? i would I have to retest for a Montana one even though I am a resident of Oregon? if I am excepted. Next I was in an accident rear ended so not my fault in any way have not worked since Dec 2016 but I am 100% now I was in maintenance did facility and worked on CNC laser stuff like that and drove the Box truck now and then is this something that will be a problem for getting started in trucking? I drove heavy equipment in the Army but that was 30 years ago so any info would be greatly appreciated Thank you

Gary

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.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Hey Gary. Some companies will not like the fact that you haven't been working recently but if it was due to an injury they may accept that. It's hard to say. Every company has their own unique policies so you really won't know until you apply.

I'm also not sure about the permit. You may have to retake the test once you arrive for training. That normally depends on the state you're training in. Some states will accept permits from other states, some will not.

You can apply to Jim Palmer and a host of other companies with one quick application right here on TruckingTruth. Their recruiters will contact you quickly, often times on the same day, and they'll be happy to answer your questions:

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Company-sponsored Training:

A Company-Sponsored Training Program is a school that is owned and operated by a trucking company.

The schooling often requires little or no money up front. Instead of paying up-front tuition you will sign an agreement to work for the company for a specified amount of time after graduation, usually around a year, at a slightly lower rate of pay in order to pay for the training.

If you choose to quit working for the company before your year is up, they will normally require you to pay back a prorated amount of money for the schooling. The amount you pay back will be comparable to what you would have paid if you went to an independently owned school.

Company-sponsored training can be an excellent way to get your career underway if you can't afford the tuition up front for private schooling.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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