(Paper) CDL In Wallet... Feels Different! Just Gotta Say It!

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Marc Lee's Comment
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NOT fishing for (more) congratulations here... got plenty, thanks all! Dancing bananas are special! Any special significance to them???

WI no longer gives the student a paper "Passed" exam document. School uploads results (Monday after test Sunday). 48 hours later (more likely actually 2 overnight system processing events) one can actually get their (paper) CDL. Plastic card will arrive in about a week.

Passing my test and knowing I could get my CDL was great. But ACTUALLY HAVING IT (folded up in my wallet) feels even better!

Is that weird?

I must admit... I even sort of enjoyed watching her struggle to punch VOID on both my regular DL and my CLP before handing them back to me!

Yes! I happily paid $114 (including HazMat fee and $2 organ donation donation) for VOID holes to be punched in my perfectly good licenses and to leave with them and a new piece of paper! Not before, of course, taking a picture of it, texting it to a friend and a few relatives and emailing it to my J.B. Hunt recruiter!

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

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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.

Aubrey M.'s Comment
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Not weird, I felt the same feeling just getting my CLP on Friday. However, temper that feeling. Personally, I don't rejoice at any state worker's struggle because I've been there and know what it's like to try and please the masses when you're only one person. Also, remember how easy it was to drop $114 for something you want to do when you walk past the Salavation army collection this time of year at the store. Taxes and socialist bs are one thing, but genuine charity or giving is another.

Sorry, you struck a nerve and it did kind of seem like you were fishing. I'm not discounting your accomplishments. Congratulations to you, but have some humility since you've found your path and don't forget others who are struggling through this life.

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.

Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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When I got mine they punched a whole in it and handed me back two pages. One was a picture of me that will appear on my DL and page one is the actual paper CDL. California doesn't give you back your old one. At least not in Yuba City where I took my drivers test at. That place has two places the: 1. DMV office where you check in and show your CLP and turn over your DL and then go out and do the pre-trip. . drive to the skills yard, do your skills. (I had straight back, both sight side offset and blind side offset and then the alley dock.) 3. You go out and drive for the drive test. And then go back to the DMV office.

There were a lot of tight right turns on the way to the skills testing yard. But I didn't hit a single curb. I guess from what I have been told, that many people fail driving to the skills yard for that reason. Bummer, to get so far and make that mistake.

Anyway I'm rambling again.

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.

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.

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