Cdl Permit Transfer

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Rookie Doyenne's Comment
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Thanks, Old School and agreed, Dave, that seems the most efficient route.

I'm thinking that studying involves holding a bunch of information fresh, and keeping it fresh means more review time overall vs. targeting an exam date, condensing study for that and then being done with it. This is admittedly griping on my part - but reality is what it is. Certainly not a deal-breaker kind of issue, hey, I know I'm writing to truckers! smile.gif

Perhaps those reading who may have recent relevant info about this kind of permit reciprocity will comment here, or somewhere, so a little repository of this information might be created. Nothing replaces primary due diligence but I think a greater sense of how this piece is working or changing could be useful.


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.


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Delco Dave's Comment
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I’ve been reading/studying chunks of the PA manual and high road program since October. Every so often I take a practice test to see how its sinking in. I will spend a day or 2 reading the manual over and over again before the test so everything is fresh when I sit down

Travis M.'s Comment
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I would think the permit is related to your driver's license. The CDL is, as far as I know. That makes it seem that you get the permit and the CDL test in the state where your license is.

You can train anywhere you want but that would mean the test would have to be related to the state of your driver's license. Do the big companies have some arrangement?

The original question seemed to imply that Swift needed the permit to be in AZ. That makes it seem like they don't have an arrangement that crosses state lines.


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.
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