CDL Permit Test Requirement

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Anne A. (momcat)'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 .

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Wishing you luck, m'lady!!

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

GOOOOD LUCK, and let us know!!

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~ Anne ~

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You GO, girl ~!! CONGRATS ~!!!!! Tanker is WAY more important than D's/T's .. anyway. For example, some totes hauled in dry vans and flats will require the tanker endorsement due to the viscosity of the product, depending on the quantity of that item. You'll hear about that formulation, later. YOU DID what NEEDED to be done! Oftentimes, people get their Hazmat at a later date, anyway! Takes time for fingerprints, etc..it's not instant.

YAAAY!! So happy for you!!!!

~ Anne ~

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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.

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.

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.

PackRat's Comment
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Nice job! Good luck with your application with Wilson.

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Old School's Comment
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That's great news Tierra!

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We are very proud of you!

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