CDL A Manual And O Restriction

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Taylor A.'s Comment
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I currently hold a CDL A with a manual restriction. I switched jobs and I am not required to lift my manual restriction but instead of a tractor trailer set up I will be driving a straight truck with no fifth wheel attached to a trailer. I was told this will be a CDL A with a O restriction.

I am wondering when I test with the new set up (straight truck and trailer) will I still be allowed to drive a cdl A tractor trailer set up?

Is there any way other than testing with a semi truck fifth wheel and trailer to get my manual transmission restriction removed from my current CDL A manual restriction?

I hope you can all understand what I am asking!

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. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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I currently hold a CDL A with a manual restriction. I switched jobs and I am not required to lift my manual restriction but instead of a tractor trailer set up I will be driving a straight truck with no fifth wheel attached to a trailer. I was told this will be a CDL A with a O restriction.

I am wondering when I test with the new set up (straight truck and trailer) will I still be allowed to drive a cdl A tractor trailer set up?

Is there any way other than testing with a semi truck fifth wheel and trailer to get my manual transmission restriction removed from my current CDL A manual restriction?

I hope you can all understand what I am asking!

From what I understand, the O restriction prohibits you from driving a 'full' 18 wheeler. "O - If the driver takes the Skills Test in a Class A vehicle that has a pintle hook or other non-fifth wheel connection, they will have an "O" restriction placed on their license restricting them from driving any Class A vehicle with a fifth wheel connection." Says nothing I could find, about the transmission.

The E restriction prohibits a Class A CDL driver, from operating a manual transmission in SAID vehicle, CDL class A. Do you have a CDL A with an E restriction, now??? Or the O restriction??? Kinda missing it here, sorry.

You seem to be in a 'grey' area, what you are asking; or maybe I'm missing the question entirely.

Hopefully, the professionals/veterans will chime in. (Sure miss Rickipedia!)

~ 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.
Taylor A.'s Comment
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Anne A.-

I currently have a E restriction on my CDL A. I drove for sysco for 2 years. I recently got a job for a construction company where I will be driving a roll off straight truck with a pintle hook.

They want me to test with just the roll off straight truck that has a manual transmission. Will that remove my E restriction and will that then make it legal for me to drive a tractor trailer with a manual transmission?

I know this is a bunch of gibberish I am Just not good at explaining things so I hope you really smart people can help lol!

Taylor

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.
Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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You will probably have to down grade to a B license with no auto restrictions, unless that truck is heavy enough to qualify for a "A" CDL.

Personally this seems like a mess I would take take test in a Class A semi I you can to be safe.

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.
Delco Dave's Comment
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Check with your local Community College. Many of them have CDL A training programs and are still training on manuals. My local CC also offers a short program just for A drivers looking to remove the Auto restriction.

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.
Taylor A.'s Comment
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Thank you guys so much!

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