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Larry P.'s Comment
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I'm a father of 2 and interested in getting my cdl to be a garbage truck driver however I'm only able to attend the weekend class Saturdays for 20 something weeks I also have a 5 year old dui my questions are 1 will a garbage company hire me?and 2 is going to school 1 day a week going to keep the knowledge fresh in my mind?

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.

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

Stevo Reno's Comment
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Garbage trucks only require a commercial "B" license to drive. Unless you drive something other than those trucks?

A Class B commercial driver's license is required to operate a single vehicle with a gross combination weight rating of 26,001 or more pounds, or tow a vehicle not heavier than 10,000 pounds. With a Class B CDL and the appropriate endorsements, you may drive the following types of vehicles: Straight trucks.Feb 26, 2019

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Hi Larry. Steve Reno asked a good question. Do you even need a class A CDL? But regardless, it will be to your benefit to get one because it opens up to you many future opportunities. And yes, those weekend programs can work if you apply yourself.

Around where I live, the sanitation companies are always looking for drivers. Have you talked with your local company or companies? I think you could very well find one that would actually work with you in obtaining your license. I went to CDL school with a young man who worked for a sanitation company and his company was already letting him drive one of their combination vehicles with his CLP and a CDL co- driver. They paid for his tuition at the school, paid for his food, kept him on the payroll and paid for his state road test. Pretty sweet deal, plus he got a substantial raise when his got his CDL.

As far as the DUI , I'm not very knowledgeable about that, but if you start inquiring at companies, be upfront about it because they will find out about it and it better come from you. They will tell you if it's acceptable or not. But nothing ventured, nothing gained!

Good luck to you!

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.

Combination Vehicle:

A vehicle with two separate parts - the power unit (tractor) and the trailer. Tractor-trailers are considered combination vehicles.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

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.

G-Town's Comment
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The DUI is a bit new...

Many companies that accept drivers with 1 DUI will want to see 7 years of time pass since the date of infraction.

Be honest about your past.

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

Larry P.'s Comment
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Thanks for the replys guys bruce and steve it dosent say the class a is required only b but class a is preferred so I figure why not go for the gold the school name is trainco and the class b is only 1 day at their ohio location where I'm from in your honest opinions is 1 day enough for someone who never drove a truck?id love to do it and get started asap but I figured for more time I might as well get the cdl a those classes are two or three weeks working out to so many weekends.i did try with waste managment for the driver trainer program they went with someone else ultimately my cousins stepdad has worked for major for major waste over 20 years so I have him to put in the good word for me they do not do the driver training though

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.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
G-Town's Comment
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...you need to also inquire on any company’s DUI policy.

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

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