Getting A Cdl With A Learning Disability

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Angel C.'s Comment
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Hi everyone, question: How My wife can get a CDL but she had a learning disability she can read and write misspelling and sometimes can't understand any topic on the book and where she can get it! She drives perfect, she knows how to drive a 5 speed car...

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.
Anne A. (G13MomCat)'s Comment
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Hi everyone, question: How My wife can get a CDL but she had a learning disability she can read and write misspelling and sometimes can't understand any topic on the book and where she can get it! She drives perfect, she knows how to drive a 5 speed car...

Howdy, and welcome, Angel C. ~!

First of all, look up 'Disabilities' on this forum and you will see MANY topics, some which may coincide with what your wife is dealing with. Secondly, Google SPE's (Skill Performance Evaluations) for truckers..and gather even MORE data!

Wish the best, to you both!

PS: Follow the links and training and Brett's free book on this website, and with the above research, y'all should be good to move forward.

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.
Rob T.'s Comment
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Welcome to trucking truth. Take a look at our welcome kit

It may be more difficult for her but its still doable. Have her go through the high road training program. It is set up in a way to retain the information learned.

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.
Anne A. (G13MomCat)'s Comment
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Welcome to trucking truth. Take a look at our welcome kit

It may be more difficult for her but its still doable. Have her go through the high road training program. It is set up in a way to retain the information learned.

Thanks, Rob T.~! Wish I knew how to send that 'package!' :)

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.
Rob T.'s Comment
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Thanks, Rob T.~! Wish I knew how to send that 'package!' :)

that particular one is under the photos in "links on trucking truth". If you select getting started in trucking it will post all those links

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Rubber Duck's Comment
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How cant she? It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to drive a big truck. Anyone who can read the English language and has a drivers license can get a cdl. Where did you hear that a learning disability will stop you from driving A truck? It actually never crossed my mind when I applied to a cdl school and I’m a few screws short of a full deck. If your wife can drive a car good then she can learn to drive a truck good. Your never asked to write an essay. There’s a online cdl practice tests that if you take enough anyone could memorize the answers. I laid up the night before taking the written test and did the online test over and over for about 8 hours. Eventually I memorized the answers to every question and for every endorsement. If your wife wants a cdl she shouldn’t be discouraged over a learning disability. This is profession where you don’t need to be book smart at all. Encourage her if she wants it and tell her she won’t be alone out here.

Hi everyone, question: How My wife can get a CDL but she had a learning disability she can read and write misspelling and sometimes can't understand any topic on the book and where she can get it! She drives perfect, she knows how to drive a 5 speed car...

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.
Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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She shouldn't have too much of a problem, some of the pretrip might be difficult to understand at first but keep at it and she should be fine.

And thankfully spelling doesnt count or I wouldn't have my license.rofl-2.gif

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