Taking My CDL Permit Test Tomorrow!!

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FliteRisk 's Comment
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Wish me luck!!!

I went through all the parts of high road that currently relate to what I'm testing for. I will be doing the basics plus doubles/tripples, Tankers, airbrakes, combination. I signed up for hazmat but I didn't know you needed an actual CDL first. I'm not nervous but I am not ****y either. I studied really hard.

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.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

Doubles:

Refers to pulling two trailers at the same time, otherwise known as "pups" or "pup trailers" because they're only about 28 feet long. However there are some states that allow doubles that are each 48 feet in length.

Chris's Comment
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Good Luck!

Just started studying for mine. Let us know how it goes.

FliteRisk 's Comment
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Good Luck!

Just started studying for mine. Let us know how it goes.

Will do. High Road Training was god sent. I did that after I read the paper manual. The paper manual can't compare to it.

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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Good luck man btw that question you asked on the hazmat test, for the life of me I couldn't remember. But I think you have to get fingerprinted and that tsa letter first. And than when you get your cdl you show them those credentials and knock the test out. But hey you can just double check tomorrow wherever you are taking the test at for your permit.

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.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
RealDiehl's Comment
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Good luck! If you did the High Road then you're well prepared.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Good luck! If you did the High Road then you're well prepared.

Well, kind of.

I took mine yesterday. I did the High Road training (and this isn't a knock on the HR, it probably saved my butt), and 3 different CDL prep tests, one specific to NY. The NY one was 465 questions, did it the night before and morning of my test.

There is one thing I didn't study. The actual NY State official manual. Yep, I figured all those prep tests and the HR training, I was all set.

Imagine my surprise when I started seeing questions on stuff I had never seen before. Luckily, with all the training and test taking, I was able to figure it all out.

Passed General Knowledge, Air Brakes, Combinations, Tanker, and HazMat , though they won't put HM on the permit until I get the TSA check.

Now to set up a school date.

Don't be like me, study the official literature also. rofl-1.gif

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.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
FliteRisk 's Comment
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Don't be like me, study the official literature also. rofl-1.gif

I studied the West Virginia guide as well.

FliteRisk 's Comment
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I don't know how to quote part of someone's post.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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I don't know how to quote part of someone's post.

Quote then delete the part you don't want. Just leave the first and last lines (that include the words block quote)

Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Just got my permit in California and yes you have to wait for the TSA to have Hazmat put on your licence. Plus out here in Communist land you also have to take the "Class C" also.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

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