Got My CLP Today! Driving On Public Roads Starts 9/8/18!

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Marc Lee's Comment
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Finally got my CLP today! Took 2 trips to DMV (missed part where certified birth cert. was needed). That and proof of residence (also provided) will allow my CDL (when hopefully, ultimately issued) to be used for "Federal Purposes" (enter a military base and fly after 2020).

Took local DMV contacting Medical Unit in our State Capitol to get my Fed. Med. for InTERstate use off my record to make the one for InTRAstate use valid. (Can't leave State driving a CMV until I get a Fed. waiver but the State waiver and CLP let's me train on the roads when class leaves the track and lot starting 9/8/2018.

Fed. waiver will take 6 months (more or less) once my Endocrinologist signs her paperwork, hopefully in 3 weeks.

So, my training will continue (Tech. College on weekends) without interruption (good news). OTR no time soon. (Bad news).

Just focusing on the tasks at hand. Review in class and a test Sat., first day BACKING tractors with 53' trailers Sun.!

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.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

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

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

Intrastate:

The act of purchasers and sellers transacting business while keeping all transactions in a single state, without crossing state lines to do so.

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.

CLP:

Commercial Learner's Permit

Before getting their CDL, commercial drivers will receive their commercial learner's permit (CLP) upon passing the written portion of the CDL exam. They will not have to retake the written exam to get their CDL.

Big Scott (CFI Driver and's Comment
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What is wrong that you can't drive interstate? Are you under 21?

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

Marc Lee's Comment
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What is wrong that you can't drive interstate? Are you under 21?

LOL! Not even close!

Diabetes well controlled with oral meds. and insulin. It requires a waiver. State was relatively fast and communication easy... Fed. is allowed 180 days if submission is perfect. Examiner said one of their guys finally got his and it took longer.

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

BMI:

Body mass index (BMI)

BMI is a formula that uses weight and height to estimate body fat. For most people, BMI provides a reasonable estimate of body fat. The BMI's biggest weakness is that it doesn't consider individual factors such as bone or muscle mass. BMI may:

  • Underestimate body fat for older adults or other people with low muscle mass
  • Overestimate body fat for people who are very muscular and physically fit

It's quite common, especially for men, to fall into the "overweight" category if you happen to be stronger than average. If you're pretty strong but in good shape then pay no attention.

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