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Brian H.'s Comment
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Well, I'm excited to say I successfully passed my CDL exam yesterday. I would have thought at my age I could not get so nervous. But the sweaty armpits and dry mouth showed otherwise. I got an 84 on my pre-trip. Zero points on the skills test. And on the road test, not sure of the points I had no incidents and the examiner said I did great. So now I'm working on getting my endorsements before I go to the BMV for my license. I have not fully engaged in looking for a job yet, to the point of filling out an application. I'm still in the process of selling my business. But I have started re-reading the articles about How to evaluate and choose a trucking company. Will update more later.

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.

Bmv:

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.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Old School's Comment
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Congratulations sir!

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Davy A.'s Comment
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Congratulations. I switched careers at age 50. I've just started. It's challenging but rewarding and doable.

PackRat's Comment
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Congratulations!

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