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Kwesi N.'s Comment
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My wife and I are interested in couples driving I start cdl school Oct 15th. She will start January 2019. She gets her drivers license in December 2018 , she had to make restitution from accident in 2015. What are her chances of getting hired in June as a couple W her new license anyone have 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.
Mr. Curmudgeon's Comment
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What are her chances of getting hired in June as a couple W her new license anyone have advise

Kwesi, most on here would recommend that you get your CDL training through one of the carriers that offers initial training. Paid CDL Training ProgramsApply For Paid CDL Training

are a couple links that will help to guide you both as you start this process. Given that your partner driver has license issues in her past, seeking the company training route could benefit you both, in that you won't be out money if she is unemployable due to those issues.

Good luck to you as you start this process.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

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