CLP Transfer From PA To MO? Live In PA, Starting With Prime's Student Driver Program In MO, Advice?

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Papa Bear's Comment
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I live in PA and will be going to Prime's student driver program in MO. Do I obtain my permit first in PA or wait until I arrive in MO and get the permit there? Finding mixed info on this subject so any advice from the experienced would be greatly appreciated!

Rainy D.'s Comment
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The mixed info has to do with which state you go to PSD. If in UT, you get the permit at home. In MO, you will transfer to MO, get the CLP and rake the written and road test then transfer the CDL back home once in the teaming stage.

its no big deal. MO DMV is really easy and fast. I did it as im from NJ.

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.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

PSD:

Prime Student Driver

Prime Inc has a CDL training program and the first phase is referred to as PSD. You'll get your permit and then 10,000 miles of on the road instruction.

The following is from Prime's website:

Prime’s PSD begins with you obtaining your CDL permit. Then you’ll go on the road with a certified CDL instructor for no less than 75 hours of one-on-one behind the wheel training. After training, you’ll return to Prime’s corporate headquarters in Springfield, Missouri, for final CDL state testing and your CDL license.

Obtain CDL Permit / 4 Days

  • Enter program, study and test for Missouri CDL permit.
  • Start driving/training at Prime Training Center in Springfield, Missouri.
  • Work toward 40,000 training dispatched miles (minimum) with food allowance while without CDL (Food allowance is paid back with future earnings).

On-the-Road Instruction / 10,000 Miles

  • Train with experienced certified CDL instructor for 3-4 weeks in a real world environment.
  • Get 75 hours of behind-the-wheel time with one-on-one student/instructor ratio.
  • Earn 10,000 miles toward total 40,000 miles needed.

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.

Reyn R.'s Comment
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From this site: Do I need to get my CDL permit before attending school?

If you are starting the program in Salt Lake City, UT, you will need to have your permit from your home state, already. If you start in Springfield, MO, you will get your permit after you get there.

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.
Turtle's Comment
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When I went to Prime orientation in Dec 2016 I was told NOT to get my NY permit and to wait until I got to MO. That's what I did.

Papa Bear's Comment
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Ok good deal. A friend of mine working for Prime (but got his permit and cdl through another company prior) believed I should be able to get my permit in PA and then transfer it to MO and recommended I look deeper into it. I was under the impression as each of you noted to just wait until I get to MO to get the permit there. I appreciate the clarification from each of you!

And Turtle, I just started reading your log with your start with Prime, and can say it is highly insightful!

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.
Turtle's Comment
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Hey man that's great. I had fun writing it, and I hope it's helpful.

Rainy D.'s Comment
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It would be a waste of.money. they made my class transfer the CPL to MO. It was cheaper in MO than NJ so probably cheaper than PA too

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