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Brett Aquila's Comment
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It is clear that I will arrive in the United States will settle somewhere and get my green card and SSN and will renew my BG license with US license.

To be honest, you're a long long way from being able to get a CDL. You're saying you're not a citizen, nor do you have a Green Card?

I think this is a much longer road than you're expecting it to be. I don't think there's anyone here that has the technical knowledge about exactly what you're going to have to do. You're going to have to speak with someone at the Department Of Motor Vehicles to get these answers I'm afraid. It's a long, technical process and that's just not something we know enough about.

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.
Patrick C.'s Comment
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Although each state must follow MINIMUM federal guidelines; they are free to make the requirements MORE stringent. They may add to, but not take away from. I am fairly sure most every state will require at LEAST 1 year of holding a valid class C/D license before allowing application for a CLP (commercial learners permit).

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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.

Zahari K.'s Comment
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I say exactly this: I was withdrawn from the lottery green card I successfully passed the interview and got a visa for America the green card itself will get when it arrives if I want to leave tomorrow but I need time to prepare and explore That's exactly why I ask you about these things

Brett Aquila's Comment
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That's exactly why I ask you about these things

I understand. I'm just saying we really don't know most of the answers to your questions. The Department Of Motor Vehicles will be able to help you more.

Old School's Comment
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Zahari, almost every state will require you to have had a regular U S. drivers license for one year before obtaining the commercial license. You might want to check Florida's requirements - I believe they are less strict.

You need to make a plan that allows for a lengthy delay. It is highly unlikely that you are going to land a commercial driving job upon your arrival here.

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