C.R. ENGLAND What Do I Really Need To Bring With Me.

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DeBorris (Paula Bunyan) 's Comment
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Howdy y’all. I’m starting truck Driving School in a few weeks. I was told to go ahead and get my cdl permit while I’m waiting and tying up loose ends here. I’m from Oregon and will be going to the salt lake training center. It says on the list of things to bring is birth certificate. My local dmv told me since I have a regular drivers license I don’t need to show my birth certificate to get my permit. I’m confused. Should I bring my birth certificate or will my license do? Also how cold does it get in Utah during mid October? Any tips are welcome!!

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.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

PackRat's Comment
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Bring a true copy or original, the one with a raised seal. Bring your SS card. Bring your license and medical card (if you have one). Bring written prescriptions from your doctor for any meds you are taking currently, or in the past year. Bring a copy of marriage license or divorce papers, if applicable.

Big T's Comment
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You may not need it for your permit, but you will need it for your license.

This is the fun time of year where it can be 80 today and snowing tomorrow. Donners pass got their first snow yesterday in California.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Rick S.'s Comment
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Birth Certificate and Social Security card are PROOF OF CITIZENSHIP and RIGHT TO WORK.

What your "local DMV" tells you to bring, has ZERO TO DO with what your company wants you to bring to ORIENTATION.

In most cases - a PASSPORT will substitute for a BIrth Certificate.

ALL state DMV's have a "list of identity documents" they REQUIRE - and this may vary from state to state. But in this age of REAL-ID Federal Standardization of Identity Documents, the basic requirements are pretty much going to be uniform.

It's always better to bring MORE than you need, and not need a particular document - then bring less and GET SENT HOME (or have to scramble to get on locally or shipped to you).

Rick

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

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