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DISCO's Comment
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Alibi....get on ebenefits website, register for premium account, (should already be registered if on or was on AD) and get all of your "statuses". I.e. which GI bill you qualify for, entitlement amounts, etc., service period letters and such. I just did a screen shot of all the info pages and made a PPT with them all and saved it on my phone. Also have my dd214s on PDF on my phone. Good luck to all. Thx for your service to this great country!

George M.'s Comment
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All this info is great. I retired last Sept with 22yrs. I'm on my final week of CDL school. Sat i test for my Pre Trip and skills. I live in South FL so I'm leaning towards Werner. They seem to have the best benefits for Vets. Please feel free to enlightening me on any other companies. Werner is offering 37CPM to start. The only Exp i had was for one full tour they sent me to get my Military CDL, it was a collateral duty. to be able to flat bed a helicopter home if the pilot jacked it up.

Thanks

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.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

James J.'s Comment
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Got this off of Averitt's page... "Did you know that if you are or were employed within the past year (12 months) in a military position requiring the operation of a military motor vehicle equivalent to a Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV), you are eligible for a waiver to apply for a CDL without skills testing? "

Waiver form

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.

Commercial Motor Vehicle:

A commercial motor vehicle is any vehicle used in commerce to transport passengers or property with either:

  • A gross vehicle weight rating of 26,001 pounds or more
  • A gross combination weight rating of 26,001 pounds or more which includes a towed unit with a gross vehicle weight rating of more than 10,000 pounds
  • CMV:

    Commercial Motor Vehicle

    A CMV is a vehicle that is used as part of a business, is involved in interstate commerce, and may fit any of these descriptions:

    • Weighs 10,001 pounds or more
    • Has a gross vehicle weight rating or gross combination weight rating of 10,001 pounds or more
    • Is designed or used to transport 16 or more passengers (including the driver) not for compensation
    • Is designed or used to transport 9 or more passengers (including the driver) for compensation
    • Is transporting hazardous materials in a quantity requiring placards
George M.'s Comment
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Got this off of Averitt's page... "Did you know that if you are or were employed within the past year (12 months) in a military position requiring the operation of a military motor vehicle equivalent to a Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV), you are eligible for a waiver to apply for a CDL without skills testing? "

Waiver form

Yes their are a few guys in my class that fall into this cat, they have already been hired by a carrier. the carrier sent them to the school as a civilian refresher. its a great deal for a lot of guys. i never converted mine so it expired 6 years ago.

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.

Commercial Motor Vehicle:

A commercial motor vehicle is any vehicle used in commerce to transport passengers or property with either:

  • A gross vehicle weight rating of 26,001 pounds or more
  • A gross combination weight rating of 26,001 pounds or more which includes a towed unit with a gross vehicle weight rating of more than 10,000 pounds
  • CMV:

    Commercial Motor Vehicle

    A CMV is a vehicle that is used as part of a business, is involved in interstate commerce, and may fit any of these descriptions:

    • Weighs 10,001 pounds or more
    • Has a gross vehicle weight rating or gross combination weight rating of 10,001 pounds or more
    • Is designed or used to transport 16 or more passengers (including the driver) not for compensation
    • Is designed or used to transport 9 or more passengers (including the driver) for compensation
    • Is transporting hazardous materials in a quantity requiring placards
Steve S. C.'s Comment
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I am in the process of getting out of the Navy and have found that there is so much information out there on this topic, but no centralized place with all the information. The best advise I can give right now if verify everything with the source of the funding. Make sure you get all the fact before changing from Montgomery G.I. bill to the Post 911 because they both cover different things and as far as I know you can not switch back. Here is the Search engine for the VA for authorized programs. WEAMS and here is the VA web site for training benefits. OJT VA It looks like testing is also covered.

Good luck everyone

Steve S. C.'s Comment
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I am in the process of getting out of the Navy and have found that there is so much information out there on this topic, but no centralized place with all the information. The best advise I can give right now if verify everything with the source of the funding. Make sure you get all the fact before changing from Montgomery G.I. bill to the Post 911 because they both cover different things and as far as I know you can not switch back. Here is the Search engine for the VA for authorized programs. WEAMS and here is the VA web site for training benefits. OJT VA It looks like testing is also covered.

Good luck everyone

I checked in the testing and CDL isn't covered in IL.

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.
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