If I Go Out Of State To Company Sponsored Will My OR CDL Permit Be Accepted

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Moe's Comment
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As anyone been in that position, I am getting my hazmat endorsement on the permit tomorrow to have it and be done. Turns out I would have to wait until January next year to retest for CDL A m but I could go B and upgrade next year.

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.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

Moe's Comment
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Well, I called SWIFT recruiting and over all it was a positive conversation and very professional. They would accept my OR CDL Permit and test me in Idaho, however they would issue an Oregon Class A CDL which I am not eligible for for 1 year due to the snafus many of you know about and have followed me on. I am still searching other options with carriers.

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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Generally speaking, Moe, The CDL skills test you take is good in any other state. Your residence: Oregon. School and skills test in Idaho. You take the test and get a report. The Idaho DOT also sends the test results to Oregon. You still have to physically get back to Oregon to get your actual CDL license. Swift will make that happen one way or another.

As for your particular license situation and how to solve it, we can't help you much.

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.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Moe's Comment
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Yea , I know that mine is unique. Just ha e to keep plugging away at things. Thank you for your input and what you can do.

Generally speaking, Moe, The CDL skills test you take is good in any other state. Your residence: Oregon. School and skills test in Idaho. You take the test and get a report. The Idaho DOT also sends the test results to Oregon. You still have to physically get back to Oregon to get your actual CDL license. Swift will make that happen one way or another.

As for your particular license situation and how to solve it, we can't help you much.

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.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Jay G.'s Comment
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Same with Prime. I had to get my AZ CDL permit first and then I tested in Salt Lake. I have to go back to AZ to get my actual CDL though but they upload it to a database called CSTIMS (I think, lol). Currently on a detour through Springfield, Missouri because I had to take my physical again and have them download the data and connect to my CPAP machine.

In regard to your waiting period, yeah idk about that. Let us know if you find any solution! I wonder if the waiting period is exclusive to Oregon testing you. For example if you tested and passed in another state, I wonder if Oregon would then issue you a CDL. I would contact the Oregon DMV to find that out.

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.

CPAP:

Constant Positive Airway Pressure

CPAP is a breathing assist device which is worn over the mouth or nose. It provides nighttime relief for individuals who suffer from Sleep Apnea.

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.

Moe's Comment
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That is what I am doing right now, on hold with OR DMV

Same with Prime. I had to get my AZ CDL permit first and then I tested in Salt Lake. I have to go back to AZ to get my actual CDL though but they upload it to a database called CSTIMS (I think, lol). Currently on a detour through Springfield, Missouri because I had to take my physical again and have them download the data and connect to my CPAP machine.

In regard to your waiting period, yeah idk about that. Let us know if you find any solution! I wonder if the waiting period is exclusive to Oregon testing you. For example if you tested and passed in another state, I wonder if Oregon would then issue you a CDL. I would contact the Oregon DMV to find that out.

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.

CPAP:

Constant Positive Airway Pressure

CPAP is a breathing assist device which is worn over the mouth or nose. It provides nighttime relief for individuals who suffer from Sleep Apnea.

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.

Rob T.'s Comment
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My understanding from reading the OR CDL manual is that you can attend out of state training and transfer your CDL back to OR without retesting. They just will not allow you to test for 1 year at the DMV in OR.

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.

Moe's Comment
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I am gettting the same idea too Rob. Now the only caviaet spin to this is the SWIFT/Idaho training is $6750 on top of the 3700 I already owe in loans to the private school.

Financially this is an Aye Carumba. I need to approach this with prudence, I am not knocking anyone or any company , but it def deserves some thought on my part. What if like my most recent foray into the game I fall flat on my face and the universe has aligned that trucking isn’t for me, I am out $10 grand almost, I want to stress that I own my choice for going to the private school, I really screwed up there.

Still need to approach with thought. The good news is from what I understand that after 1 year SWIFT will basically absorb the difference of the cost. That is really cool! I am just concerned if my backing woes follow me there then...yowsers......

My understanding from reading the OR CDL manual is that you can attend out of state training and transfer your CDL back to OR without retesting. They just will not allow you to test for 1 year at the DMV in OR.

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.

Moe's Comment
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Guys I have good news, the 5 strikes your out for 1 year rule is specific to Oregon state only! Soon as I get my hazmat and doubles/triples on my permit I am going to continue with SWIFT et al and see what happens.

Looks like I'm not out of this yet!

I am gettting the same idea too Rob. Now the only caviaet spin to this is the SWIFT/Idaho training is $6750 on top of the 3700 I already owe in loans to the private school.

Financially this is an Aye Carumba. I need to approach this with prudence, I am not knocking anyone or any company , but it def deserves some thought on my part. What if like my most recent foray into the game I fall flat on my face and the universe has aligned that trucking isn’t for me, I am out $10 grand almost, I want to stress that I own my choice for going to the private school, I really screwed up there.

Still need to approach with thought. The good news is from what I understand that after 1 year SWIFT will basically absorb the difference of the cost. That is really cool! I am just concerned if my backing woes follow me there then...yowsers......

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My understanding from reading the OR CDL manual is that you can attend out of state training and transfer your CDL back to OR without retesting. They just will not allow you to test for 1 year at the DMV in OR.

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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.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

Doubles:

Refers to pulling two trailers at the same time, otherwise known as "pups" or "pup trailers" because they're only about 28 feet long. However there are some states that allow doubles that are each 48 feet in length.

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.

Rookie Doyenne's Comment
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Moe wrote:

"...What if like my most recent foray into the game I fall flat on my face and the universe has aligned that trucking isn’t for me..."

Moe, you've been so incredibly positive and I urge you to keep that maxed. That thought above could be undermining to your goal.

Some teaching advice I once got from a veteran has served me well: "break it down, break it down, break it down". Work on the smallest pieces first and build on those successes. The rest follows accordingly.

Speaking generally, until a concrete barrier to obtaining any goal is identified, the goal is valid and the job is setting methods and objectives, refining those as needed. From what I see, you're still in the game!

That sounds kind of preachy but it's my encouragement to you. In truth, as I read stories like yours, it reminds me that I have no assured smooth outcomes for when I enter the process. So - you may need to encourage me back at some point!!!shocked.pngsmile.gif

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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