Company Paid CDL Training And State Residency Requirements To License

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Chris L's Comment
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I'm taking a break from reviewing for the NYS Metal Coils endorsement test. I've been following another topic posted here on TT ( Worries regarding Acquiring a CDL) it has been a lively discussion to say the least and it has kind of drifted to CDL School vs Company CDL training. My question is if a person goes the Company CDL route does the driver get a CDL license from the state he /she is currently taking the training at? Most states have residency requirement to be able to obtain a drivers license for that state. So if I went to Prime and trained at the Springfield Missouri HQ I would take the Missouri CDL Road test and passed I would I then have a Missouri CDL "A" License or even though I have a New York State License and I'm not planning to move from New York anytime soon (Yah call me crazy I must have a tolerance for Stupidity.....lol). Or is there some sort reciprocity between some states? I.e. test in Missouri pass show proof in New York get a NY CDL "A" License? There was another thread a couple months ago (Transfer Your Class "A" CDL to Illinois) talked Chitown Mike about transferring his CDL to Illinois from another state and he would have to go through the whole process ( Written, Skills/ Road test) again. Are there more states that conduct this practice or is it just Illinois? I'm actually surprised that New York has not caught on to this to generate more revenue. If more states take up this practice it could impact company CDL training i.e. You train and pass the road test in Missouri but are from Illinois and you have to take the Illinois CDL test all over again it might discourage people from applying to a company and going the local CDL School route.

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Rainy D.'s Comment
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Long story short. Prime in MO has you transfer the NY license to MO giving you residency at their address. You permit and test there and get the CDL A there. Then you go home and it just transfers. I think Jersey charged me $20 to transfer.

If you go to Prime in PA or NV, you get your permit in your own state. the scores then transfer so you go home and get your CDL at home.

MO is very efficient and it took me less time than it did in NJ for ANYTHING i have ever done.

It depends on the company.

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.
Pete's Comment
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With the company I work for, I am leaving school with the permit, and will test at a later date in my home state to get my CDL A license.

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.
Big Scott (CFI Driver/Tra's Comment
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Depends on the company. CFI now uses schools in MO, OH and I think Arizona. With them you take your CDL in that state then your scores go to your home state. You get home to pay for and get your regular 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.
Aubrey M.'s Comment
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It the school uses a third party tester then the results just go in the system and you go home to your state of residency to get your full license.

Noob_Student's Comment
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I trained in wisconsin for Millis and tested there today and am told it will transfer to my home state of Indiana. I also heard something about a new rule on April 1st regarding where you have to test and i want to say its wherever you trained. I could be wrong just happy i got finished before april 1st.

Pete's Comment
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I trained in wisconsin for Millis and tested there today and am told it will transfer to my home state of Indiana. I also heard something about a new rule on April 1st regarding where you have to test and i want to say its wherever you trained. I could be wrong just happy i got finished before april 1st.

Yea I have heard similar things, but it could be a Millis thing for all I know.

Chris L's Comment
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Like I said in my earlier post I'm surprised that more states have not followed Illinois lead and make it mandatory for CDL drivers that either reside or plan to reside to re-test! I'm real surprised that my home state of New York has not figured this trick out! At my former place of employment the head mechanic is also a local CDL trainer on the side and he told me that NYS is actually pushing to eliminate the Mom & Pops and make drivers go through a "State Approved / Certified" CDL instruction like going to a CDL School or a Certified Instructor.

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.
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