Passed My CDL

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Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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The subject says it all.

The inspector said he thought I was sharking him. When I didn't know what he meant he said he thought maybe I already had my license. I said no, I haven't ever had a CDL , he said OK, and got out of the truck. My instructor said he told him he wished all his tests were so easy. I later told my instructor what he said, and he said, Oh, he thought you were a plant from DOT checking up on him.

He stopped me during the brake check after the fan down tests and asked what else I would do, then said OK, skip it, then told me don't bother calling out hazards.

I did all the maneuvers in one shot, no GOAL and no pullup. I was about to get out on the parallel and double check my position when he started picking up the cones.

H.O. Wolding texted me to wish me good luck right before the test.


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.


Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Pete E Pothole's Comment
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Now it's time for that great dinner! Congratulations Grumpy, Best of luck at H.O. Wolding.

Turtle's Comment
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Excellent! Major congratulations Grumpy!

Never had a doubt.


Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Kim T.'s Comment
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Congrats Grumpy!!!!


PackRat's Comment
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Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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I knew you could do it.

Good luck at H.O. Wolding.



Rob T.'s Comment
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