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Dalton H.'s Comment
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Hello my name is dalton I recently graduated from trucker school. I received a certificate and passed pre trip, backing,and road test. The only problem is I've been out of work and don't have to money to pay to get my cdl. I have my permit still ,but I need $100 to get my license from the dmv. Any advice ??

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.

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.

Harry H. [ navypoppop ]'s Comment
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Dalton, If you took the time and commitment to attend driving school and passed everything you should have $100 for the license. Didn't the school you attended cover the cost in the total tuition? You do not want to let your success go out the window for a $100 cost of your license. Try asking a friend or relative for an advance and you will be able to obtain your license. Have you checked with any companies about their hiring procedures? Maybe they have a program to attend a "refresher" type training in exchange for the license and a commitment to them like a 1 year employment. Good luck and keep us posted.

Dalton H.'s Comment
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I paid for my school out of pocket

Old School's Comment
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Dalton, this is all very confusing. Most schools pay the DMV fee. It's included in the tuition fee they charge the students.

Then there is the additional confusing fact that you could afford to pay thousands of dollars for truck driving school, but couldn't come up with 100 dollars at clutch time - that doesn't make any sense. A typical truck driving school is four weeks long and is going to cost around 4,000 dollars.

Did you cheat yourself at some fly by night driving school? We need some more information. Of course we don't hand out money around here, so the only thing we can do is advise you. If you are flat broke (and it certainly sounds as though you are) then why not finish what you've started and look into Paid CDL Training Programs? It seems the perfect solution for your dilemma. Once you pass your driving test and obtain your CDL, a company like Prime will pay you 700 bucks a week while you're with your trainer. I've got a feeling it's been a long time since you've seen any money like that. After you're finished up with the training, the only thing limiting your income will be your own performance. You could quite possibly earn 1,000 plus dollars a week at that point.

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.

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.

Dalton H.'s Comment
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I went to a community college to get my cdl. It was 8 weeks at $ 1800 I was working at the time and had the money. Been out of work for 2 months now I'm broke. I'm not asking for a hand out just advise

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.
Randall W.'s Comment
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I went to a community college to get my cdl. It was 8 weeks at $ 1800 I was working at the time and had the money. Been out of work for 2 months now I'm broke. I'm not asking for a hand out just advise

brother....hit the pawn shops and such!Best to just enroll in a training program,that way every thing is paid and you can then make bucks good luck!

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.
∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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My advice. Start calling companies. Explain your situation, and Provide proof of satisfactory completion. I am wiling to bet that a few will offer to cover the cost, and give you a chance.

Old School's Comment
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You need to act fast. I don't know how much time the DMV will wait before requiring you to test again. Surely you have something you can sell, or just go take a job (any job) for a few days. It won't take but two or three days even at minimum wage to earn a hundred dollars.

Dalton, I understand your dilemma, but man you gotta be able to think on your feet and make good decisions out here on the road. You surprised me coming into a public forum asking advice on how to come up with a hundred bucks. Figure it out and act on your decision - be decisive. Get it done quick though, or you are going to find you've squandered a real opportunity.

It's not easy starting this career, and you will need to really be Committed To The Process. Your nonchalance to closing the deal is concerning. Are you sure you really want to do this?

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.

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