Pre Trip Guides Question

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Huzul's Comment
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Hey guys, i have a question do we know what state these pre trip guides on the site are actually used for. As far as i am aware every states pre trip differs from each other. What states are these pre trips good to use in i am in Florida and i need one that reflects my dot regs here thanks. Adam

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Joe L.'s Comment
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I studied the Illinois manual for my Missouri CDL exam and they were nearly identical

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.
MC1371's Comment
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The study guide on this site is pretty close. But your best bet is to check with the instructors at the school you attend. They may be aware of random "gotcha" questions that testers are currently using.

Ours was "Check the clearance gap between cab and trailer" and I don't see that one on any guide.

Huzul's Comment
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Not actually going to a school have permit through work and am working towards the test it self just was wondering if anyone can find some cheat sheets for fl regs that would be great i cant find anything really for fl.

Big Scott's Comment
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Look in your state's CDL manual.

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.
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