Delays In Getting CDL Permit “COVID”

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Michael M.'s Comment
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Hey all just need to vent a little bit about how difficult it has been trying to get a CLP in my home state of NJ. After four months I finally got an appointment which was set for next Monday, Dec 7th. Got notified earlier today that my local DMC location ****ting down for 14 days due to employee testing positive for COVID. All appointments within that time frame are cancelled. I immediately went to the DMV website to reschedule appt and the earliest available is Dec 29th. So frustrating because I am prepared and ready for test and was planning on sending out applications after the test on Monday.

Has anybody else had this problem ?

Thanks

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.

CLP:

Commercial Learner's Permit

Before getting their CDL, commercial drivers will receive their commercial learner's permit (CLP) upon passing the written portion of the CDL exam. They will not have to retake the written exam to get their CDL.

PackRat's Comment
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Lots of people have had major delays in some states and even finding a DMV that's actually been operating.

DMV appointments, class sizes and schedules at driving schools, etc. It's also affected us at shippers and receiving sites.

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

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.

CajunWon's Comment
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Consider yourself lucky! In NC new appointments are perpetually 7 weeks out. My CLP scheduled 12/22 from early last month.

CLP:

Commercial Learner's Permit

Before getting their CDL, commercial drivers will receive their commercial learner's permit (CLP) upon passing the written portion of the CDL exam. They will not have to retake the written exam to get their CDL.

CajunWon's Comment
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I've found 3 CLP practice resources: Started with High Roads; eperittest.com; CDL Prep -android app High Road is THE best study guide, the others introduce more questions, the epermittest appears to be better geared to my State.

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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.

CLP:

Commercial Learner's Permit

Before getting their CDL, commercial drivers will receive their commercial learner's permit (CLP) upon passing the written portion of the CDL exam. They will not have to retake the written exam to get their CDL.

Old School's Comment
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the epermittest appears to be better geared to my State.

The High Road CDL Training Program is built from the CDL manual itself. It's applicable to each state, and we have testimonies from all over the lower 48 to it's unique abilities to help people actually learn the material needed to pass the tests with ease. I have never come across a more practical method of learning the material. There are very few differences from state to state. There are a few minor things, but basically there are federal guidelines for the CDL requirements. The Illinois manual was used as our basis for the necessary information.

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.
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