Profile For Old Footer

Old Footer's Info

  • Location:
    Houston, TX

  • Driving Status:
    Preparing For School

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  • Joined Us:
    2 months, 1 week ago

Old Footer's Bio

New to the scene and trying to get my CDL. Not for a new career, as I just retired, but simply to pull a 20000 dual tandem with my new dually and move my equipment around. My permanent residence is in Texas but I have a farm in Kentucky. I'm having trouble as I don't know any CDL's so getting a CLP would be nice, but wouldn't do much good without someone to ride with me. Not sure how I can get the experience required to pass the skills test. Hopefully by joining this forum I can come up with the answers.

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Posted:  2 months ago

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How can I get a CDL with my circumstances

Banks and Greg...Thanks for the replies. I didn't realize that I could take a different skills test since I would not be driving commercially. That might help. And Greg, as for the waiver unfortunately it would have required me to have worked a job in the past two years driving for a company and using a commercial vehicle/trailer pairing....which I have not. I have just used my trucks and trailers around my farm and none of them have had a combined GVWR of greater than 26,001 lb. I have a permanent residence in Houston, Tx, but my farm is in Kentucky. I'll eventually give up the place in Houston and move to Ky...thus I'll be hauling stuff from Houston. If anyone knows of someone in Houston that has a CDL and could assist let me know....thanks!

Posted:  2 months ago

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How can I get a CDL with my circumstances

Hello! I am new to the scene and trying to get my CDL. Not for a new career, as I just retired, but simply to pull a 20000 dual tandem gooseneck with a 3500 dually and move my equipment around. The combined GVWR is 34,000 so I have to have a CDL. I'm having trouble as I don't know any other CDL's. Sooooo getting a CLP would be nice, but wouldn't do much good without knowing someone to ride with. I can't even move my trailer to get an inspection for the title change as I am not a CDL! I've driven loads of trucks/trailers but not a gooseneck with this rating...all have been bumper pulls. Not sure how I can get the experience required to pass the skills test. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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