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Terry R.'s Comment
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I passed 5 test today, general knowledge, combination, air brakes, D/T, tanker. I did not get my license because there was something on my license in another state that I lived in 30 plus years ago. I had the same problem 7 years ago when I renewed my license. I called the state back then and they said there was nothing on my license there. I renewed my license and now 7 years later I try to get back into truck driving and have the same problem. I was on the phone at the DMV in my state now for two hours with the old state I lived in. I thought I could get them to fax a letter saying that nothing was on my license there, but no such luck. I went home without my CDL and called for another four hours to try to find out what is going on, but nobody could tell me anything, they all say they do not see anything on my license. I talk to a manager at the DMV after I called the Governor's office in that state and they connected me to that manager but she could not find out anything too. So I have to wait until monday for her to get back with me. This is crazy.

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.

Jeramy H.'s Comment
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Congrats on passing those tests!!!

Hope the other stuff gets cleared up soon for you.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
S's Comment
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Congratulations!!! hope everything gets cleared up for you soon.

Kim T.'s Comment
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Way to go Terry!!

Joseph L.'s Comment
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Congratulations on passing the test, I feel for you and dealing with the DMV. About 10 years ago we took over payments for the mother n law's car and paid it off. We went to get the title change into our name because she moved to another state and had a different car. It took six months of jumping through hoops. Each time we went it was a different form they wanted filled out, once they told us they needed something notarize from California to approve the transfer (we live in Nevada) they couldn't say exactly what we needed. So finally we go to a completely different DMV. We take all the documents we have collected, plus everything we had gotten notarize and the title. When our time came we walked up to the counter explained what we wanted to do. The clerk took our paper work and after looking through them ask why we had all this stuff? Before we could explain this is all The stuff the DMV has requesting, the clerk tells us it's all wrong I almost snapped 😠 six months we had been dealing with the DMV and now this! The clerk gave all the paper work back expect the title and some notarize letter, they then handed us another form to fill out and told us the fee amount and said expect the title in six to eight weeks Hopefully Terry R you have a much easier time

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.

Terry R.'s Comment
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I finally got my license in Illinois fixed and go Monday to get my CDL here in Florida. It takes two days for the clear up to post in Florida and that is why I have to wait until Monday. I should be starting at CRST the following Monday. I drove over the road from 1989 to 1991. I went thru truck driving school before that, it was 8 weeks and run by the state of Florida. I hope that will count for something and I get my full CDL on Monday. Thank you for all the replies and help from this site. Oh I forgot to say it was a old parking ticket from 1983. It cost me $70 and a lost week of time. Keep on trucking.

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.

Over The Road:

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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