Cdl Permit Transfer

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Eric R.'s Comment
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Swift is telling me that I can't transfer my NY CLASS A permit over to AZ that I need to re take the test .. But I can go to the school in Utah with the permit no problem and get my license there anyone know how this all works ?

Nate_K's Comment
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I transfered my CA permit to WI with some struggle.

Byron C.'s Comment
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Will a cdl learners permit transfer from one state to another?

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.
Just Mitch's Comment
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Will a cdl learners permit transfer from one state to another?

It’s a roll of the dice. Every state has a list of states they’ll transfer or not. Just like college credits

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.
Travis M.'s Comment
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CDL licenses transfer between a lot of states. Permits may be a different story.

Both the trainer and the examiner have to accept that out of state permit. The trainer for school or company policy. The examiner would have to follow state rules.

A call to the AZ DMV would answer the examiner part of that.

But if Swift says no for their trainer, then it doesn't matter what the state says.

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.

Rookie Doyenne's Comment
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This issue regarding transferability of a CDL permit hadn't been on my radar before now, but this is very important in my "getting ready for a career" planning.

I've started the High Road Training material and would like to complete whatever requirements I can before the point of outreach to paid CDL training programs. The 2 things that appear doable in advance include obtaining the CDL permit (with endorsements) and getting a DOT physical.

Is that not a well-advised approach? Is the only concern the potential non-transferability of a permit to another state? Am I missing any important realizations?

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.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Delco Dave's Comment
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Very good questions! I’m in the same boat, planned on having as much in hand as possible before applying for company training. I figured the permits and licenses would transfer anywhere in the US Due to the companies only having training facilities in certain states and the fact that all the states share driving records through the federal government.

Old School's Comment
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I wish I knew more about this topic. Several years ago we encouraged everyone to go ahead and get their permits before leaving for school. It wasn't an issue then. Now there are some states that realized they were missing out on potential revenues. They started requiring people to get their permit in the state where they do the training. It's a money grab, but I just don't know all the particulars or the individual states doing this.

Delco Dave's Comment
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I guess the safe play is to just be ready for the permit test, apply for training, get the information from recruiters, then go take test next day in your home state if it will transfer. No sense in paying for it and taking it twice

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

Bullitt_VW's Comment
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Here's my convo with my Swift recuiter.....

Where ever your driver’s license is from. In PA we are able to send you to a few places. Here in Phoenix is an option but it makes getting your actual CDL a little harder. We have to get you back to PA to go into the DMV.

A. (Swift)

Good Morning A: I am awaiting an answer to this question. I live in the Philadelphia metro area. Though, I have family in Phoenix, and would like to move closer to them (Deer Valley). How do you base your decision on what Driver Training location one attends?

G.(Bullitt)

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.

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