Filling out applications and orientation

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Bryan Q.'s Comment
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So as I look at these application the biggest thing for me is tickets. Which I haven't had a ticket and 4 + years. So when I fill out an application and it says " have you had any tickets and the past 3 years " in the past 3 years I'll answer no. But I know they will pull up the mvr and I want to be truthful. And the tickets I had were improper equipment. As what it says on the driving record. Anyways. Do I just put yes and list them. I would rather just send them the copy I have. And also if I have a CDL with airbrakes and hazmat. And when I got to CDL school. Do I need to retake everything like general knowledge and air brakes and hazmat ? Obviously I need to combination. If not could I just go ahead and get my CLP before schooling ?

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

MVR:

Motor Vehicle Record

An MVR is a report of your driving history, as reported from your state Department of Motor Vehicles. Information on this report may include Drivers License information, point history, violations, convictions, and license status on your driving record.

CLP:

Commercial Learner's Permit

Before getting their CDL, commercial drivers will receive their commercial learner's permit (CLP) upon passing the written portion of the CDL exam. They will not have to retake the written exam to get their CDL.

Big Scott's Comment
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You can get your CDLP before school. Fill out the application truthfully, but call the recruiter and tell them about the tix. Depending on the company will depend on what they want as far as training.

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.
Brett Aquila's Comment
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Bryan, just answer the questions exactly as they've asked them. Do not lie about anything, but do not volunteer any information they did not specifically ask you about. If they didn't ask then they didn't need to know. But if you volunteer it, now they may take that into consideration and it may work against you.

Just be honest and accurate and you'll be fine.

Turtle's Comment
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The best thing to do with applications is to only answer the questions asked. No need to give any additional info. If they ask whether you have received a ticket in the last 3 years, you can truthfully answer no you have not.

Be honest, but only answer their question.

Pete B.'s Comment
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Not sure I am understanding your questions regarding endorsements, but if you have a CDL with endorsements, with the exception of HAZMAT , the endorsements are valid as your CDL is valid. The HAZMAT endorsement expires every two years; the expiration date of the HAZMAT endorsement should be listed on your license.

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

Bryan Q.'s Comment
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Pete B. What I was trying to say if I have took the test for the general knowledge / air brakes / and hazmat and I need to upgrade my CDL to a class A do I have to re take all those test again

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

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Pete B.'s Comment
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I'm sorry, I do not know. I would think not, but that's an uninformed guess.

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