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Lorie K's Comment
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Hello all, Lorie here. My question is, Family and I have decided trucking is the way to go and have narrowed down to Prime.

My ? Is I live in Indiana and the school is in missouri. I now carry class B and drive a school bus. From reading on here I have learnt I can't take combination here and get the permit and take it to Missouri.

So do you all know if I go to Missouri and already have the class b. Does a person have to take the cdl general knowledge , airbrakes ect. In Missouri all over again? Or just the combination, tanker and any other endorsements I will need?

Any help would be appreciated. I'm constantly checking in and testing on this site. Thank you all.

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.
Lorie K's Comment
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After searching MO dmv I think I found my answer and hope it applies to commercial as well........

Pass the written permit test and driving tests. The DOR will waive your skills and written tests if your driver's license is valid or has been expired for 184 days or less.

Have a great day all!!

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.

TruckaChiq's Comment
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Hello all! Im Christina

im excited. Last week I obtained my DOT physical and CDL A permit. I am going to Memphis Tenn to attend Swift Training. 😀😀 Any insights. Any suggestions? Right now im studying how to do preTrip Inspections on youtube.

what was rooming like? of course I want to be roomed with a female. What was training like briefly and on the road training?

im excited. look forward to reading replies 😀

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.

TruckaChiq's Comment
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im new to this site. Excuse me for posting in your topic 😑😑😑

Hello all! Im Christina

im excited. Last week I obtained my DOT physical and CDL A permit. I am going to Memphis Tenn to attend Swift Training. 😀😀 Any insights. Any suggestions? Right now im studying how to do preTrip Inspections on youtube.

what was rooming like? of course I want to be roomed with a female. What was training like briefly and on the road training?

im excited. look forward to reading replies 😀

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.

Lorie K's Comment
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Christina hi, you are fine post away. Imy really happy and excited for you this is awesome. Don't be sorry, My post was feeling a Lil lonely and you've added some sun shine :-).

I'm new to , however I am going thru a trucking company I've read the pros and cons but it's how I'm going to be able to live my dream.

I am from Tennessee, breathe and just focus on the goal. I am starting first day in the morning with PAM. I'm excited and a few butterflies in my tummy lol :-)

TruckaChiq's Comment
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Hahaha Great. Im glad I could add the excitement. With every company there are pros and cons. Just keep a postive mind state you know.

Great what part of TN? and PAM is a good company. Please keep me updated with your journey. I will do the same. I have butterflies in my head, my stomach. my legs lol... Im excited for you. Keep pushing through!!!

Christina hi, you are fine post away. Imy really happy and excited for you this is awesome. Don't be sorry, My post was feeling a Lil lonely and you've added some sun shine :-).

I'm new to , however I am going thru a trucking company I've read the pros and cons but it's how I'm going to be able to live my dream.

I am from Tennessee, breathe and just focus on the goal. I am starting first day in the morning with PAM. I'm excited and a few butterflies in my tummy lol :-)

Lorie K's Comment
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Great what part of TN?

Bristol TN, I currently live in Indiana now. Yes keep us updated and I will too!!

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