Best Way To Get A Restriction Lifted?

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DoctorWho_214's Comment
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Quick question. I got my class A CDL a few months back and tested in an auto transmission. I know, I know... Everyone I knew gave me flack and said I should have tested in a manual so I wouldn't have a restriction on my CDL but didn't have a choice at the time. But any suggestions on what I can do now to get it lifted off my CDL? Can it be done in a matter of days (during home time) or does it take a while? 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.
Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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Check with your state's DMV. You probably have to do some sort of test in a manual transmission truck that you supply.

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.

Errol V.'s Comment
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I know, I know, you feel like your wings are clipped or something. Sorry to say this but auto-shift transmissions are what truck fleet owners want. So, it's not really going to limit your money making.

Then, you say, "I lose real control of my truck!" Nahh, you won't.

"... But going down hills? " Don't worryaboutit. Engine retarders work just like they did back in the day. Better, in fact.

Like most of your flack giving buddies, I learned on the 10 speed and drove dancing on the clutch. Then Swift started switching to the auto-shift. After discovering how easy it made my driving life, I got spoiled. Enjoy not worrying about grinding a new gear, Who, and especially don't worry about having so stop during your CDL road test because your lost your gear and had to stop and start shifting over (possible test fail).

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.
Shadow Trucker's Comment
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I have been thinking about this subject also. I found these 2 videos interesting.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XkzgvgGKuY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlztn7NoCeg

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