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John B.'s Comment
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Hello from arkansas..i got my cdl back in 2015 with Henderson truck lines..ran tor about 6 months and came off the road do to family medical issues..iv been driving a class a straight truck since. But was let go Thursday..i need a job yesterday..any advice who to call with my limited tor experience so long ago..my record is clean

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.
Errol V.'s Comment
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Hi, John, welcome to Trucking Truth. If you have a CDL-A license and as long as you have kept your medical up to date, you're over that hurdle. Mostly. But you need a refresher class at least, if not the full 160 hour CDL class.

Start here: Apply For Truck Driving Jobs. This application will go out to many OTR companies. The recruiters will let you know what you'll have to do next.

Keep us posted.

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.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

John B.'s Comment
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Thanks for your response

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