Has Anyone Run Into This Issue?

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Jason's Comment
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First off I want to thank Brett and everyone involved with the Trucking Truth Website. This site helped me with passing the exam getting my class A learners permit.

Now I have a question. I called KLLM about their driving academy, and the recruiter said because I'm from WY, I wasn't able to attend their training program because the state legislation, says I need to be a resident of either of the 3 states their training is located. Or because I'm from WY, I have to have a full CDL before I could attend their training.

I'm wondering if anyone else on here has encountered this same issue.

Thanks, Jason

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.
Susan D. 's Comment
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It probably has something to do with their hiring area or difficulty they have had with transferring or testing for your cdl to/in your home state. Its supposed to be simple to transfer your cdl or to school and test in a state that you don't live in but some states aren't very cooperative.

I don't know specifics but ive heard some states are difficult to transfer your passing scores to.

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.
Dan67's Comment
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I think part of the problem may be with the skills testing. Not all states test the the same skills. I know SC tests the 100' straight line back, Offset drivers side, and parallel park on the right.

Gladhand's Comment
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Yeah it has to do with skills mainly because some states have different requirements. I am from New Mexico and did my schooling in Arizona with Swift. Don't let this discourage you, there are a lot of companies to choose from in Wyoming.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Jason's Comment
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Thanks for replying. I also tried a couple other companies, and it turns out that these companies have a hiring policy for Wyoming, because there's not really any freight in Wyoming. I did get ahold of Jim Palmer, and things seem too be looking good that I might be able to get in their training program.

Bob K.'s Comment
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Thanks for replying. I also tried a couple other companies, and it turns out that these companies have a hiring policy for Wyoming, because there's not really any freight in Wyoming. I did get ahold of Jim Palmer, and things seem too be looking good that I might be able to get in their training program.

Please keep us posted!

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