Florida CDL Permit Questions

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Kiersten B.'s Comment
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Hi, I have a few questions regarding obtaining a Florida CDL Permit. I have been trying to contact the Florida CDL customer support for days now and I cannot get a hold of anyone. I am temporarily residing in Arizona, however, my permanent residence is in Florida. I do not have a home in Florida and the only ties I have to Florida are my driver's license, my license plates for my vehicles, my car registration, my car insurance, a bank account with a credit union that is only in Florida, and a Florida mailbox. Will any of this suffice as proof of residency? If not, do you have any advice? FYI: I do not have any ties to Arizona, I am staying at an Air BNB and I do not pay utilities. However, I do have a mailbox attached to the place I am staying. My next question is; can I take the Florida CDL permit test online at home or somewhere here in Arizona instead of flying back to Florida to take the test? I really appreciate your time and help in advance.

Thank you! :)

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.
Auggie69's Comment
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Hi, I have a few questions regarding obtaining a Florida CDL Permit. I have been trying to contact the Florida CDL customer support for days now and I cannot get a hold of anyone. I am temporarily residing in Arizona, however, my permanent residence is in Florida. I do not have a home in Florida and the only ties I have to Florida are my driver's license, my license plates for my vehicles, my car registration, my car insurance, a bank account with a credit union that is only in Florida, and a Florida mailbox. Will any of this suffice as proof of residency? If not, do you have any advice? FYI: I do not have any ties to Arizona, I am staying at an Air BNB and I do not pay utilities. However, I do have a mailbox attached to the place I am staying. My next question is; can I take the Florida CDL permit test online at home or somewhere here in Arizona instead of flying back to Florida to take the test? I really appreciate your time and help in advance.

Thank you! :)

Call the registrar where this address is and see if you can register to vote. I would say if you can, and you register, you can still consider yourself a FL resident.

Doesn't matter where all your stuff is registered, it depends on where you WANT to make your residence.

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.
Andrey's Comment
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It also doesn't matter where you test and get your CDL. Get where you can, and then change it if you want.

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.
Pacific Pearl's Comment
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If not, do you have any advice?

I have a lot of advice, but the more important question is, "What are you trying to do?". A CDL permit doesn't exist in a vacuum. Are you wanting to got to CDL school in Arizona? Have you been accepted to a CDL training program in a third state that requires you to show up with a permit in hand? If we know your situation we can give advice that best fits you instead of just answering random questions about residency that may (or may not) apply to your situation.

My next question is; can I take the Florida CDL permit test online at home or somewhere here in Arizona instead of flying back to Florida to take the test?

No. All states require you to take the permit test IN PERSON at the DMV - cuts down on cheating. https://www.truckingtruth.com/truckers-forum/Topic-30909/Page-1/florida-cdl-permit-questions

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.

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.

Kerry L.'s Comment
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Hi, I have a few questions regarding obtaining a Florida CDL Permit. I have been trying to contact the Florida CDL customer support for days now and I cannot get a hold of anyone. I am temporarily residing in Arizona, however, my permanent residence is in Florida. I do not have a home in Florida and the only ties I have to Florida are my driver's license, my license plates for my vehicles, my car registration, my car insurance, a bank account with a credit union that is only in Florida, and a Florida mailbox. Will any of this suffice as proof of residency? If not, do you have any advice? FYI: I do not have any ties to Arizona, I am staying at an Air BNB and I do not pay utilities. However, I do have a mailbox attached to the place I am staying. My next question is; can I take the Florida CDL permit test online at home or somewhere here in Arizona instead of flying back to Florida to take the test? I really appreciate your time and help in advance.

Thank you! :)

You need to pick a state where you want to have a permanent residence. Get an apartment, house, duplex, condo, etc and the lease agreement will be your proof of residency.

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.
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