Got My CDL Permit N' Ready To Roll!

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Warlock's Comment
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Congratulations Chris! That does have to have you floating off the ground. You are ahead of me, I haven't started school yet, so I hope you do post going thru this. It helps folks like me.

Well, I can give you one good advice I learned today... make sure you have enough money for your food and if you have to take a taxi from like a bus station like myself. I thought I had enough after buying the bus ticket ($170 good golly..) and a couple of other things. I shot myself in the damn foot earlier this afternoon, I made a mistake of giving some guy asking for $20 for his taxi fare without realizing how much I really had at the last second, and luckily I had enough money for my taxi fare... at least I'll get my reimbursement on Tues for my DOT , and then paid again Friday. Lol man what a close call.. and I'll never do it again. Don't do what I did. If someone at the bus station or whatever asks for money for a cab, just keep your money cause you'll definitely need it. Plan ahead!


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.

Chris L.'s Comment
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Surprised you had to pay for your bus and cab. Prime paid my bus ticket and sent a shuttle van to pick me up from bus station. Anyway good luck on your adventure.

Warlock's Comment
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Surprised you had to pay for your bus and cab. Prime paid my bus ticket and sent a shuttle van to pick me up from bus station. Anyway good luck on your adventure.

Well, unfortunately Prime wouldn't hire me due to a big gap in my work history. So I didn't have any other choice aside from PAM...

Warlock's Comment
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I will post my experience in the CDL training forum.


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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