Endorsements

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Alex H.'s Comment
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I was reading a thread that made it seem like you get your endorsements while testing for your CDL-A Permit. I was under the impression that you got your endorsements during CDL school. A little confused on this one. Thanks. I am currently studying for the CDL-A Permit through the high road training program.

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.
C T.'s Comment
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Endorsements are optional but highly recommended. I got mine the day I picked my license up. Some states allow u to bank your scores when you get your permit. I would suggest taking the exams prior to getting your hard copy cdl , as the endorsements are 5$ apiece if you do them all at once and more expensive after you get your hard copy. Also, if you plan on getting hazmat , get your background check done as soon as possible as it can take a few weeks to be cleared.

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

Errol V.'s Comment
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C. T. recommends:

Also, if you plan on getting hazmat , get your background check done as soon as possible as it can take a few weeks to be cleared.

Many companies will cover the extra cost for the Hazmat investigation. Check first before you have to shell out your own money.

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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