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Edwin C.'s Comment
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I Live in Pennsylvania at the moment and I'm thinking about trying to get my CDL class (B) but I don't know what schools can help me with my disability is there a school in Pennsylvania or in New Jersey that will help people with a slight reading disability. I'm real bad when is time to take a test. The only thing that frightens me is to get a $ loan and I will not be able to pass my written test. Can anyone help me thank you.

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.
Rob T.'s Comment
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Something everyone here will tell you is to get class A, as you'll have much more opportunities. Something worth doing is High Road Training Program its a wonderful way to get the knowledge needed to pass your written test as it tests you after everything u read. Definitely worth getting ur permit before school, whether it's a private school, or Company-Sponsored Training

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.

Company-sponsored Training:

A Company-Sponsored Training Program is a school that is owned and operated by a trucking company.

The schooling often requires little or no money up front. Instead of paying up-front tuition you will sign an agreement to work for the company for a specified amount of time after graduation, usually around a year, at a slightly lower rate of pay in order to pay for the training.

If you choose to quit working for the company before your year is up, they will normally require you to pay back a prorated amount of money for the schooling. The amount you pay back will be comparable to what you would have paid if you went to an independently owned school.

Company-sponsored training can be an excellent way to get your career underway if you can't afford the tuition up front for private schooling.

Sclose757's Comment
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Just as rob said High Road Training Program. Will give you so much information thats free and you can study at your own pace and do practice tests to get you used to what may be I. The actual test. Go for the class A so you won't be restricted and study as much as you can/want before taking the actual test! This site has been incredibly helpful for me not just because of the study guides but all the people here as well... Good luck!

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.
Beth S.'s Comment
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I Live in Pennsylvania at the moment and I'm thinking about trying to get my CDL class (B) but I don't know what schools can help me with my disability is there a school in Pennsylvania or in New Jersey that will help people with a slight reading disability. I'm real bad when is time to take a test. The only thing that frightens me is to get a $ loan and I will not be able to pass my written test. Can anyone help me thank you.

Make friends in your class when you go in. In college, the best way I ever found to study was to go through the material with one of the dyslexic students.

As the others said, focus on learning the material and take your written tests to get your permit before you go to school.

A lot of computers can read to you under the accessibility options. You might try to figure that out for reading the material for the test.

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.
Gunner's Comment
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I'm no lawyer but I'm pretty sure there are laws in place that require certain agencies or testing facilities to have other options available for people with learning disabilities. Even if it's just them giving you more time to take the test. I would look into that. Do some research online or even call your local DMV and ask if they provide other methods of testing.

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.

Rob T.'s Comment
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I'm no lawyer but I'm pretty sure there are laws in place that require certain agencies or testing facilities to have other options available for people with learning disabilities. Even if it's just them giving you more time to take the test. I would look into that. Do some research online or even call your local DMV and ask if they provide other methods of testing.

i know when i lived in MN they allowed you to put in headphones (so the computer would read questions to you). Not sure of its the same in all states. That was also for my Class D permit back when i was 15 (10 years ago) but doubt thatd make any difference.

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.

Tyler Durden's Comment
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I am in PA and just got done taking my tests at the DMV. You have the option of using headphones while testing and the questions and answers are read to you. I took general, air brakes, hazmat , passenger, doubles and tanker.

The strange thing for me is not every test program read the questions to you though. I can't remember which ones, for some reason, didn't read the questions but I know some didn't. Not sure why and I never thought to say anything as for me the voice got annoying and read to slow. I don't think it took me 25 minutes to complete all the tests.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

Doubles:

Refers to pulling two trailers at the same time, otherwise known as "pups" or "pup trailers" because they're only about 28 feet long. However there are some states that allow doubles that are each 48 feet in length.

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.

Scott O.'s Comment
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I am in PA and just got done taking my tests at the DMV. You have the option of using headphones while testing and the questions and answers are read to you. I took general, air brakes, hazmat , passenger, doubles and tanker.

The strange thing for me is not every test program read the questions to you though. I can't remember which ones, for some reason, didn't read the questions but I know some didn't. Not sure why and I never thought to say anything as for me the voice got annoying and read to slow. I don't think it took me 25 minutes to complete all the tests.

How did you do???????

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

Doubles:

Refers to pulling two trailers at the same time, otherwise known as "pups" or "pup trailers" because they're only about 28 feet long. However there are some states that allow doubles that are each 48 feet in length.

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.

Tyler Durden's Comment
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I am in PA and just got done taking my tests at the DMV. You have the option of using headphones while testing and the questions and answers are read to you. I took general, air brakes, hazmat , passenger, doubles and tanker.

The strange thing for me is not every test program read the questions to you though. I can't remember which ones, for some reason, didn't read the questions but I know some didn't. Not sure why and I never thought to say anything as for me the voice got annoying and read to slow. I don't think it took me 25 minutes to complete all the tests.

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How did you do???????

Start school Monday. Passed all tests. Just need to get finger prints done for hazmat yet.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

Doubles:

Refers to pulling two trailers at the same time, otherwise known as "pups" or "pup trailers" because they're only about 28 feet long. However there are some states that allow doubles that are each 48 feet in length.

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.

Scott O.'s Comment
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I am in PA and just got done taking my tests at the DMV. You have the option of using headphones while testing and the questions and answers are read to you. I took general, air brakes, hazmat , passenger, doubles and tanker.

The strange thing for me is not every test program read the questions to you though. I can't remember which ones, for some reason, didn't read the questions but I know some didn't. Not sure why and I never thought to say anything as for me the voice got annoying and read to slow. I don't think it took me 25 minutes to complete all the tests.

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How did you do???????

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Start school Monday. Passed all tests. Just need to get finger prints done for hazmat yet.

congrats...keep us Posted...

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

Doubles:

Refers to pulling two trailers at the same time, otherwise known as "pups" or "pup trailers" because they're only about 28 feet long. However there are some states that allow doubles that are each 48 feet in length.

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.

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