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Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Has anyone started in one state and move to another after training? I have been wanting to move out of California for a while. Do companies let you off to make that move. My kids are grown, and it's just me. I'm just tired of the same crap the politicians put on everyone. There are some new laws coming in 2020, and not all good for trucking community. Not to mention the higher tax rates here. Now I don't want to be political here 'cause this is not the forum for doing that. I have really enjoyed the forum at TT, going through the High Road CDL Training Program. It has really helped me and today I go for my 8 tests at the DMV , then on Monday we start on the Pre-trip portion.

Anyway, if anyone has done this, a little info would help.

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.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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May want to figure out which state your going to move to, it can be difficult to transfer your license. In Illinois you have to take all tests again even if you have a current CDL.

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.
Brian's Comment
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Illinois is a nightmare all around for cdl holders especially the Chicagoland area. Dmv's are always jammed packed and is just never a pleasant experience. Not that I would imagine you would be looking to move to Illinois anyways if you trying to leave California wouldn't be much different haha.

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.

Brian's Comment
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Although you maybe in the best position to do it though if it's something you do right School since it will all be fresh in your mind still.

Rob T.'s Comment
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Id suggest waiting on restarting your career until after your move. You're gonna run into added expenses in transferring CDL to another state, not to mention the dilemma of actually moving. Wouldnt be too easy to get enough time off to move to another state. Also you'd need to worry about how you're going to get back to location you parked the truck near your current home. Most companies give you 1 day off per week on the road. From what ive seen most companies wont allow more than 4 days off or so. Big Scott has posted numerous times that with CFI he can "bank"his days off and take alot more time off at once.

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.
RealDiehl's Comment
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I did all my CDL training in Missouri. While there they gave me a temporary residency. My permit and eventually my license were both issued in Missouri. When I got with my company trainer we were routed to my home state to get my license transferred there. It was not difficult at all.

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.
RealDiehl's Comment
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I did all my CDL training in Missouri. While there they gave me a temporary residency. My permit and eventually my license were both issued in Missouri. When I got with my company trainer we were routed to my home state to get my license transferred there. It was not difficult at all.

Also, they did give me a day off to get it taken care of.

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.
Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Well thanks guys. A lot to think about. I would avoid Illinois and especially Chicago like the plague. No offense to people who live in that state and city. But funding right now until I start working are a little short. I'm thinking of making the move after about a year after I start working. Have three states in mind, Idaho, Texas or Nevada. But that is still questionable. We'll see once I start driving all over to make my final choice. So, I don't want to start World War III here on TT.

So, I know there are lots of states that everyone here just loves.

I'll just have to see what's up in a couple of months.

Chuck S.'s Comment
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Move to Vegas... or Nevada... no state income tax ... so you will give yourself a raise right there... and they will do a no test transfer on your cdl... I got my cdl in utah and did a very easy (paperwork only ) transfer to Nevada....

some states will require a written test or driving test or both ... so ask before you move

Has anyone started in one state and move to another after training? I have been wanting to move out of California for a while. Do companies let you off to make that move. My kids are grown, and it's just me. I'm just tired of the same crap the politicians put on everyone. There are some new laws coming in 2020, and not all good for trucking community. Not to mention the higher tax rates here. Now I don't want to be political here 'cause this is not the forum for doing that. I have really enjoyed the forum at TT, going through the High Road CDL Training Program. It has really helped me and today I go for my 8 tests at the DMV , then on Monday we start on the Pre-trip portion.

Anyway, if anyone has done this, a little info would help.

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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.

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