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Nat B.'s Comment
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Hi, my name is Nat and I recently came down to the lower 48 from Alaska, to get work in O.T.R. driving. I tried getting on with a training company like swift, werner, and schneider but they won't accept my Alaska drivers license. I do have a cdl-b and I made sure to get a learner's permit. I also made sure my physical was current. So trying to figure out why these companies don't accept Alaska licenses. I was told to just get another state as my residence and then they would take me. My cabin is in Alaska and I would rather not give up my residency there. So, any advice would be helpful.

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.
PackRat's Comment
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And another duplicate post.

Anne A. (Momma Anne) & To's Comment
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And another duplicate post.

And another O/P disappeared after using up all this bandwith. I fw'ded him the Alaskan guy's info... in one of the 5 threads, too.

Mods are on vacay, methinks.

Happy New Year!

~ Anne ~

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SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

DWI:

Driving While Intoxicated

Miller F.'s Comment
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Summer in interior Alaska is short and occurs from mid-June through late-August. Winter in Alaska sees far fewer travelers with December through March being the best months to view the northern lights or aurora borealis. The spring and fall months in Alaska offer unique opportunities and lower prices.

Anne A. (Momma Anne) & To's Comment
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Summer in interior Alaska is short and occurs from mid-June through late-August. Winter in Alaska sees far fewer travelers with December through March being the best months to view the northern lights or aurora borealis. The spring and fall months in Alaska offer unique opportunities and lower prices.

Hi, Miller!

Welcome to Trucking Truth, too.

Are you an Alaskan Truck Driver? We'd love to have you join in ALL our conversations here on Trucking Truth! If you are aspiring to GET your CDLA, we can help there, too.

Thanks for the info; I've ALWAYS wanted to visit Alaska myself, FOR a full year; to enjoy just what you described.

Best wishes,

~ 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.
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