Do I Have To Study Passenger Vehicle Sections?

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Adam S.'s Comment
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Greetings once again. I am going for my CDL to drive tractor-trailer and I was wondering if I need to study the sections about passenger vehicles as well. I don't plan on doing any bus driving however I am unsure if the written exams are all-inclusive. I have not been studying the section on passenger vehicles albeit it just dawned on me that it might on the test anyway.

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.
Wine Taster's Comment
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No, the passenger endorsement is a separate test. You do not have to take it. The only three test required for your CDL is general knowledge, combination and air brakes. You must take those three test to get you permit. Never say never. I got all the endorsements I could including passenger. You never know what the future brings and what opportunities present themselves. You may be in a truckstop talking to someone and get offered a sweet deal driving a bus. It could happen!

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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