Former full-time and current part-time motor coach driver in the northeast. Full-time job is now CDL examiner.
Posted: 1 year, 1 month ago
There is no need to downgrade your license. Simply submit a new self-certification form to a catagory (EI or EA) that doesn't require a med card. This will in effect put your CDL on hold until you get your issues cleared up and decide to drive again. Then it would just be a matter of changing your self certification again along a new physical and you are back in business.
Posted: 1 year, 2 months ago
"If you have to do a pull-up use all the room you can to try and get yourself straight with the box as you are pulling up."
This is an important as well. During testing, I have seen many drivers waste a pull-up and only move 6 or 8 feet while doing little or nothing to better their angle of approach. Use your max room to try and make it more like a straight back rather than an offset.
Posted: 1 year, 4 months ago
Switched jobs due to covid. Only driving part-time as motor coach travel has been slow to rebound. So now I'm working for PennDOT as a CDL examiner. During the alley dock, the rear-most portion of your vehicle must end up within the boundaries of the 3-foot box at the rear of the "alley". Does not matter where your tires are as long as they are within the side boundaries. You have 2 free pull-ups before accumulating points, as well as 2 free "looks". More than 2 looks is an auto-fail. BTW, I do stress that the 2 look limit is for testing purposes on the test pad only, and if you need to GOAL 20 times on the job after the test, by all means do so.
Posted: 2 years, 3 months ago
Can I remove the manual transmission restriction on my CDL
Would also need a CLP in order to practice and test
Posted: 2 years, 4 months ago
I interviewed for one of these positions, was offered, but turned it down due to too far of a commute for 0-25 hours a week (45 min. one way). Greg M is correct about the company vehicle. Another possibility would be returning with a truck they needed at your facility, or maybe one that needs service of some sort.
Posted: 2 years, 11 months ago
Need help with main battery kill switch
Just don't forget your fridge/cooler will be off
Posted: 2 years, 11 months ago
Bad time for new driving school graduate ??
As far as your license is concerned, it won't be downgraded unless you allow your med card to expire. However, many employers will consider your training to be "stale" (too long between training and actually starting to drive) after a certain period of time. That time period can vary from one company to another, and could require anything from a refresher course to actually completing the entire school process again depending on the company you elect to go with. I had also seen posted where a company actually wanted the applicant to downgrade their license and re-test with the state after repeating school, however I suspect that was a company without their own in-house training program.
Posted: 2 years, 12 months ago
Free lunch at......the scalehouse!?
I know that this is not the most preferable option or necessarily the most healthy, but this is an option that is better than nothing.
Posted: 4 years, 1 month ago
Game: Come up with a Weather Song
Garry Lee - The Rodeo Song comes to mind.............Well it's 40 below.................
Posted: 8 months, 3 weeks ago
If you attended training for a class A, the only endorsements you would need additional training for would be hazmat, passenger, or school bus. Tank and double/triples are only a knowledge test to add, and manual and air brake restrictions only involve a permits and appropriate portions of the skills test. You would not have to start from scratch.