CDL Permit Test Requirement

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A Girl & her Dog (Tierra 's Comment
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Hi All!

I am in process of studying for my CDL permit test, and kind of confuse on extractor what sections I will test on for the permit . I know general knowledge, air brakes and combinations. I’ve studied for some endorsement as well, but do I need to know the Pretoria for the permit test ?

Thanks in advance!

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.
Old School's Comment
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Hello Tierra!

The pre-trip is not required for the permit test. That one comes up when you are testing out for your actual CDL.

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.
A Girl & her Dog (Tierra 's Comment
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Thank you !

Hello Tierra!

The pre-trip is not required for the permit test. That one comes up when you are testing out for your actual CDL.

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.
Old School's Comment
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You are very welcome. Good luck with that test! I'm sure you've got this. Let us know how it comes out. It won't be long and you'll be out here kicking it with the rest of us!

Anne A. (momcat)'s Comment
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Hello Tierra!

The pre-trip is not required for the permit test. That one comes up when you are testing out for your actual CDL.

Man, I'm glad YOU got that one.. Pretoria, had me thinking 'marching' . . . . NVM, haha!!

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Best wishes to you, Tierra !

We have EXCELLENT pre trip study guides on here, btw~!

And .. regular study guides for the permit test, too!!

Brett's book is awesome, and free~!! Check it out~!

~ Anne ~

Pre-trip Inspection:

A pre-trip inspection is a thorough inspection of the truck completed before driving for the first time each day.

Federal and state laws require that drivers inspect their vehicles. Federal and state inspectors also may inspect your vehicles. If they judge a vehicle to be unsafe, they will put it “out of service” until it is repaired.

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.
A Girl & her Dog (Tierra 's Comment
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Yes I am glad he got it too lol didn’t see the mistake until after it posted . (Fast fingers) smile.gif

Thanks for pointing out the additional resources!

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Hello Tierra!

The pre-trip is not required for the permit test. That one comes up when you are testing out for your actual CDL.

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Man, I'm glad YOU got that one.. Pretoria, had me thinking 'marching' . . . . NVM, haha!!

rofl-3.gif confused.gif sorry.gif rofl-3.gif

Best wishes to you, Tierra !

We have EXCELLENT pre trip study guides on here, btw~!

And .. regular study guides for the permit test, too!!

Brett's book is awesome, and free~!! Check it out~!

~ Anne ~

Pre-trip Inspection:

A pre-trip inspection is a thorough inspection of the truck completed before driving for the first time each day.

Federal and state laws require that drivers inspect their vehicles. Federal and state inspectors also may inspect your vehicles. If they judge a vehicle to be unsafe, they will put it “out of service” until it is repaired.

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. (momcat)'s Comment
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Yes I am glad he got it too lol didn’t see the mistake until after it posted . (Fast fingers) smile.gif

Thanks for pointing out the additional resources!

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Hello Tierra!

The pre-trip is not required for the permit test. That one comes up when you are testing out for your actual CDL.

double-quotes-end.png

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Man, I'm glad YOU got that one.. Pretoria, had me thinking 'marching' . . . . NVM, haha!!

rofl-3.gif confused.gif sorry.gif rofl-3.gif

Best wishes to you, Tierra !

We have EXCELLENT pre trip study guides on here, btw~!

And .. regular study guides for the permit test, too!!

Brett's book is awesome, and free~!! Check it out~!

~ Anne ~

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You are most welcome! Love having another female in the forum, as well. These peeps are great; keep us in your loop of progress/study! I'll get back on it myself, one day. I had my permit .. and never went on to school or company paid training, due to home and kids. Had to leave the career to my hubby...who's still at it, LoL. (I still want MY turn too, tho!)

Stay blessed and safe~!

~ Anne ~

Pre-trip Inspection:

A pre-trip inspection is a thorough inspection of the truck completed before driving for the first time each day.

Federal and state laws require that drivers inspect their vehicles. Federal and state inspectors also may inspect your vehicles. If they judge a vehicle to be unsafe, they will put it “out of service” until it is repaired.

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.
A Girl & her Dog (Tierra 's Comment
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Taking my Permit test tomorrow, along with the requirements, i am going to also test for tankers, doubles/triples, hazmat endorsement.

I’m kind of nervous but i have been studying with the high road program and cdl genie app .

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.

Anne A. (momcat)'s Comment
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Taking my Permit test tomorrow, along with the requirements, i am going to also test for tankers, doubles/triples, hazmat endorsement.

I’m kind of nervous but i have been studying with the high road program and cdl genie app .

Wishing you luck, m'lady!!

Might as well get all the endorsements you can; it won't hurt!

GOOOOD LUCK, and let us know!!

good-luck.gif good-luck-2.gif good-luck.gif

~ Anne ~

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.

A Girl & her Dog (Tierra 's Comment
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I passed my CLP!! Also got my Tanker endorsement. Missed the D/T by 1 question. And didn’t test for the hazmat , had a headache due to how loud it was at the Testing place.

Now just waiting on final approval from Wilsons Trans once background is completed.

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Taking my Permit test tomorrow, along with the requirements, i am going to also test for tankers, doubles/triples, hazmat endorsement.

I’m kind of nervous but i have been studying with the high road program and cdl genie app .

double-quotes-end.png

Wishing you luck, m'lady!!

Might as well get all the endorsements you can; it won't hurt!

GOOOOD LUCK, and let us know!!

good-luck.gif good-luck-2.gif good-luck.gif

~ Anne ~

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.

DAC:

Drive-A-Check Report

A truck drivers DAC report will contain detailed information about their job history of the last 10 years as a CDL driver (as required by the DOT).

It may also contain your criminal history, drug test results, DOT infractions and accident history. The program is strictly voluntary from a company standpoint, but most of the medium-to-large carriers will participate.

Most trucking companies use DAC reports as part of their hiring and background check process. It is extremely important that drivers verify that the information contained in it is correct, and have it fixed if it's not.

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.

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