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Renee L.'s Comment
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Yea, I know I'm stuck in classB But I'm trying to get the A, but cannot afford school, & cannot get a break, I'v been applying for straight truck, or tank but even the garbage truck doesn't think I'm qualified, can't understand why?I got my bkgrnd ck. back & all is good just don't know why?

With a class B you can not drive combinations which is probably why you're being denied. Unless your trying to do the class A programs but it doesnt seem like that's the case. You'll only be able to do straight trucks with a class B (bus, dump truck, box van, etc).

If I'm reading it right that is the issue.

Errol V.'s Comment
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Renee bemoans:

Yea, I know I'm stuck in classB But I'm trying to get the A, but cannot afford school, & cannot get a break, ...

G-Town pointed you in the right direction:

Paid CDL Training Programs

These programs are basically no up-front cost, but you are under contract for a year to pay off the tuition. (Don't think you are "chained" to the company that financed your training, but they did get you into a well paying job and you need to pay them back.)

The demand for CDL-A drivers is so great I'm getting driver ads in the cellphone games I play. Once you convince a company that you #1: were really doing something (self employed) for 20 years, and #2: are a safe driver, you shouldn't have a problem.


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.
Jrod's Comment
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Quoted for Truth

Age discrimination doesn't exist in trucking.

G-Town's Comment
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Renee’ when was the last time you drove a class 7 or 8 CMV?


Commercial Motor Vehicle

A CMV is a vehicle that is used as part of a business, is involved in interstate commerce, and may fit any of these descriptions:

  • Weighs 10,001 pounds or more
  • Has a gross vehicle weight rating or gross combination weight rating of 10,001 pounds or more
  • Is designed or used to transport 16 or more passengers (including the driver) not for compensation
  • Is designed or used to transport 9 or more passengers (including the driver) for compensation
  • Is transporting hazardous materials in a quantity requiring placards
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