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Posted:  7 years, 2 months ago

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Take permit test without prior medical?

I received my Illinois cdl A permit before the DOT physical. My cdl school scheduled my physical (no earlier appointment was available). My permit did have some limitations because of this. I was limited as to where I could drive-only within the state. This didn't matter because I would never have driven in cdl school beyond the Illinois borders.

Posted:  7 years, 2 months ago

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Hazmat question?

It will vary by state, call your local DMV to find out. As I recall in New Mexico they wouldn't let me take the written test until I had my TSA clearance paper in hand.

Phil

I also got fingerprinted yesterday for the Hazmat endorsement. Illinois doesn't allow testing before the background check is complete, either. I went to the NJ DMV website to check on their requirements, but it really isn't clearly stated if you can test beforehand.

Posted:  7 years, 4 months ago

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Is Illinois a cursed state to be a new driver in?

I have seen post like this before. I too am an Illinois resident that is going to Roehl for company sponsored training. I already got my permit in Illinois. I asked Stephanie from Roehl if I would have to retake the driving test after I passed mine at the Co. Sponsored training program. She has told me they have everything ironed out and i would not have to take anymore tests in Illinois. If I was to have problems at local DMV to give her a call, they have a contact within Jesse Whites office.

I am from Illinois also. It would be very surprising to me if you don't have to take the road test in Illinois. I have never heard of anyone getting an out of state cdl license to be recognized by Illinois.

Posted:  7 years, 7 months ago

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Walmart Truckers Score $100 Million Lost Wages Victory In Court

I just had to go look at WalMart's minimum qualifications for hiring. I can apply in two and a half years! I am going to start training mid July.

Interstate (Class A) Commercial Drivers License with Hazmat endorsement (including cleared background check) or will obtain HAZMAT endorsement (with cleared background check) within 60 days post conditional offer. Minimum of 30 months experience working in a full-time Class A tractor/trailer driving position in the previous 3 years. No more than two (2) moving violations while operating a personal or commercial motor vehicle in the last three (3) years. No serious traffic violations while operating a commercial motor vehicle in the last three (3) years. No convictions for a DUI, DWI, OUI, or reckless driving involving alcohol/drugs within the last ten (10) years. No preventable accidents* while operating a commercial motor vehicle in the last three (3) years. No preventable* DOT recordable accidents (collisions resulting in disabling damage and/or immediate medical treatment away from the scene) while operating a commercial motor vehicle in the last ten (10) years. No preventable accidents* resulting in a fatality or catastrophic injury in driving history (commercial motor vehicle).

Posted:  7 years, 9 months ago

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CDL Schooling- Private vs Public?

Heavy C You actually found a local job right out of school? I'm looking at training locally myself. Mainly for the convenience of it. I'm pretty sure that I will have to go otr for at least a year before getting a local job. It would be nice to stay local, though.

Posted:  8 years, 9 months ago

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Accident video

I watched this accident video on YouTube. The white truck is in the inner left turn lane, and the red truck is in the outer left turn lane. Since the white truck was using the inner turn lane to make left turn, I would have thought that it would have been his fault. According to the Volvo driver, the other guy was ticketed. Your thoughts?

Posted:  8 years, 9 months ago

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Suggestion to Get Eye Exam

Costco is another great place to get glasses. They also have prescription sunglasses. They knock off 25 bucks from your second pair so I ended up getting both regular glasses and prescription sunglasses. If you have a membership already, it might be worth considering.

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