Getting My CDL Back

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Donald P.'s Comment
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Hello everyone, iam new here and have a question, iam 52 years young and used to drive trucks had class A cdl for better than 10yrs, anyway got into some issues with child support while not going into boring details about it but i ended up with them suspending my license while i was driving and lost my cdl license in 06, and now iam going to get my license back here in a week or so and i want to get back into driving a truck again, and not sure where to start or even if i can do i have to hold a regular license before i can get cdl license back, Just need some help here on what i need to do, Ive nothing holding me back family is gone so i can stay out without the worries of family, any help will be great, thanks

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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Donald, given the break in time you might be best served treating it as one new to the profession. Paid CDL Training Programs

This, while seeming counter to your experience, could save you a ton of hassle. You'll know if you're employable with a suspension of that duration and recency. It will also give you a connection to an employer. You may be able to find an employer that will sponsor your testing to jump back into the seat, but the company sponsored option may work out for you, especially if you're willing, as it sounds you are, to go long haul - long duration.

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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