Pass A CDL Test In One State,obtain The License In Another?

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KP's Comment
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Can someone pass the test in one of those One-Day CDL schools (In Kansas, Missouri, etc...) and obtain the actual CDL license in another state (FL)? Thank 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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
G-Town's Comment
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Welcome KP.

I am unfamiliar with a one-day CDL school. Care to provide more info?

That said for Class A, we overwhelmingly recommend Paid CDL Training Programs. No reputable company or their insurance carrier will consider an entry level driver with anything less than a 3 week training certificate.

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.

EPU:

Electric Auxiliary Power Units

Electric APUs have started gaining acceptance. These electric APUs use battery packs instead of the diesel engine on traditional APUs as a source of power. The APU's battery pack is charged when the truck is in motion. When the truck is idle, the stored energy in the battery pack is then used to power an air conditioner, heater, and other devices

KP's Comment
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Welcome KP.

I am unfamiliar with a one-day CDL school. Care to provide more info?

AmericanCDL.com, 1dayCDL.com It's basically same day school and test. They go over the pre-trip, skills and driving in the morning and you test in the afternoon. Mostly for those who already have the knowledge and know how to drive, of course.

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.
G-Town's Comment
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How much experience do you have? How current is it?

KP's Comment
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How much experience do you have? How current is it?

Asking for a friend of mine. All he needs to know is if it can be done or not. Thanks

PackRat's Comment
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How much experience do you have? How current is it?

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Asking for a friend of mine. All he needs to know is if it can be done or not. Thanks

Tell your "friend" he should be on Trucking Truth asking these questions.

G-Town's Comment
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I agree with PackRat. Was just about to post the same thing...

Without knowing basic information about “your friend”; impossible to effectively guide him or her.

Unless they have current experience greater than a couple of years, the one day approach is unlikely to yield the results they desire. If I were to guess, they allowed their CDL to expire and now want it reinstated. That is why the current experience question is relevant.

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Old School's Comment
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All he needs to know is if it can be done or not.

That's the kind of statement people make when they already know they're on the wrong track. Our purpose here is to help your "friend" make a proper start as a trucker.

KP, it can be done. However it's neither an intelligent or useful way to get a CDL. No "reputable" trucking company will hire someone as a driver without a certificate indicating 160 hours of training. As challenging and dangerous as this career is, your "friend" needs the proper training. There's no faking it in trucking. I hope your "friend" doesn't learn that truth the hard way.

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.

EPU:

Electric Auxiliary Power Units

Electric APUs have started gaining acceptance. These electric APUs use battery packs instead of the diesel engine on traditional APUs as a source of power. The APU's battery pack is charged when the truck is in motion. When the truck is idle, the stored energy in the battery pack is then used to power an air conditioner, heater, and other devices

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