CDL Permit, Forgot To Get Tank Endorent.

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David S.'s Comment
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I got my CDL permit today. I forgot to get my tank endorsement. I am going to Prime Inc June 5th. Will that be an issue? I also didn't do the DOT physical since I was informed I'd have to do one in Missouri regardless of if I did one here. I know they can transfer my permit from Oklahoma or I was informed they could. Can someone who's done the training program with Prime give me any advice.

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.

Lemmy_Lives's Comment
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Are you from Oklahoma? If so you probably have a K restriction on your permit which prevents you from driving outside of the state. I went to school in Tennessee and all of the people with K restrictions were sent right back home to get their DOT Physicals and remove the K.

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.

Matthew T's Comment
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As far as I remember nearly everyone had to get their permits in Missouri regardless of whether they got one in their home states or not. They'll go over the list of states (I don't think there were many) that permits will transfer from on the first day of orientation. If it transfers, I'd think you just need to test for your tanker endorsement. Missouri lumps it together with the "N" endorsement for combined. You recruiter may be able to advise you. Good luck!

Old School's Comment
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David, why don't you just go back and get it? It will only take a few minutes of your time to take the test. You are going to want to have that already out of the way, and it is so much easier to do it now than after you are on the road. You need to get it because there are times when you will be hauling those containers filled with liquids - you are required to have the tanker endorsement to be able to take those loads. You sure don't want to be that driver that has to say, "sorry, I forgot to get my tanker endorsement, I can't take that load."

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
David S.'s Comment
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I already plan on doing getting the tank endorsement.. The permit cost $76 which I hadn't expected. Ill probably do the physical too to remove the k restriction too. I was already told by prime that I'd do a DOT physical in Missouri regardless of if I did one in Oklahoma since I was going to Prime to learn to drive a truck and wouldn't have a commercial driver's license already.

David, why don't you just go back and get it? It will only take a few minutes of your time to take the test. You are going to want to have that already out of the way, and it is so much easier to do it now than after you are on the road. You need to get it because there are times when you will be hauling those containers filled with liquids - you are required to have the tanker endorsement to be able to take those loads. You sure don't want to be that driver that has to say, "sorry, I forgot to get my tanker endorsement, I can't take that load."

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Lemmy_Lives's Comment
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I already plan on doing getting the tank endorsement.. The permit cost $76 which I hadn't expected. Ill probably do the physical too to remove the k restriction too. I was already told by prime that I'd do a DOT physical in Missouri regardless of if I did one in Oklahoma since I was going to Prime to learn to drive a truck and wouldn't have a commercial driver's license already.

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David, why don't you just go back and get it? It will only take a few minutes of your time to take the test. You are going to want to have that already out of the way, and it is so much easier to do it now than after you are on the road. You need to get it because there are times when you will be hauling those containers filled with liquids - you are required to have the tanker endorsement to be able to take those loads. You sure don't want to be that driver that has to say, "sorry, I forgot to get my tanker endorsement, I can't take that load."

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I'm not sure what Prime's policy is regarding permits but what they told you doesn't make much sense. Like I said, if you don't get a physical the K restriction prevents you from driving outside of Oklahoma. When I went to school the only ones who had to retake the physical were people whose paperwork wasn't correct.

Was it a recruiter telling you all this? If so you might take what they said with a grain of salt.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Keith D(guitarzan)'s Comment
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I've been lurking about here for the past two years and it use to be conducive to get your CDL permit and endorsements before going to Springfield But not anymore as far as I know they changed that in the last few months. Your going to have to get it in Missouri so might as well wait on the HAZMAT too. They also do their own Physical . So I would say don't waste your money. Unless you know something I don't know I'm under the impression Missouri doesn't transfer CDLP's anymore. Who informed you it's possible to transfer CDLP from Oklahoma ? Technically I don't think you even need Hazmat for Prime since they don't do Hazmat- all you need is your Tanker endorsement - They HAVE food grade Tankers. You don't even need Tanker if your driving Flatbed or Reefer ! I'm still treading water here waiting to go there myself - probably August or September at this rate too many thing I have to take care of ! Good Luck -wish I was going too !

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.

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

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Keith D(guitarzan)'s Comment
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David S - just realized I read your post wrong forget everything I said about Hazmat - duh ! I need to look at the help videos again I tried to use the quote tab and screwed it up oh well ! I'm not completely computer illiterate but sometimes I wonder. I'm 60 didn't start playing with these thing till about three years ago - Steep learning curve Lol!

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

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