New Cdl Federal Requirement

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Hasani D.'s Comment
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I had passed my road test in December but haven’t got a chance to a apply for the actual cd. Will I have to do the new requirement even though I passed my road test before February?

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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I had passed my road test in December but haven’t got a chance to a apply for the actual cd. Will I have to do the new requirement even though I passed my road test before February?

You need to look at your paperwork. As far as I know, the exam scores are only good for 30 days. So because you did not upgrade the CDL within that time, you actually may have to do the exam again. However, if you do need to take the exam again. Whether or not you are covered under the new law would be if you got your permit before Feb 8th and if the permit is still valid.

If your permit is no longer valid, you need to get the permit again, be compliant with the new law and retest on the road

Why on earth would you not get your CDL right away?

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.
Hasani D.'s Comment
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I had passed my road test in December but haven’t got a chance to a apply for the actual cd. Will I have to do the new requirement even though I passed my road test before February?

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You need to look at your paperwork. As far as I know, the exam scores are only good for 30 days. So because you did not upgrade the CDL within that time, you actually may have to do the exam again. However, if you do need to take the exam again. Whether or not you are covered under the new law would be if you got your permit before Feb 8th and if the permit is still valid.

If your permit is no longer valid, you need to get the permit again, be compliant with the new law and retest on the road

Why on earth would you not get your CDL right away?

Because I was trying to do my physical first. My test results are still up, i don’t see anything saying it’s only valid for 30 days.

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.
Hasani D.'s Comment
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I was working on getting my physical first. My test results are still up, I don’t see anything saying I have 30 days

Pacific Pearl's Comment
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I was working on getting my physical first.

It took you FOUR MONTHS to get a DOT physical? I thought Concentra's wait times were terrible but you've got them beat.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Hasani D.'s Comment
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I was working on getting my physical first.

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It took you FOUR MONTHS to get a DOT physical? I thought Concentra's wait times were terrible but you've got them beat.

I have a medical condition so I wasn’t able to see my doctor for a while to get it

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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The scores are "up" where? Just because they are recorded online does not mean they are still valid. You need to contact your DMV

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.

Hasani D.'s Comment
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The scores are "up" where? Just because they are recorded online does not mean they are still valid. You need to contact your DMV

Where you check to see if you passed or not, it doesn’t say anything about 30 days. Not even on the dmv site it says you have 30 days, it just says you have to wait at least 7 days to apply after you passed.

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.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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When you took the test didn't they give you a paper to take to the DMV? Even though the scores are recorded electronically, that paper says you only have 30 days. Perhaps it is because my company tests out of state drivers so if you test within the state perhaps you don't so that.

Again... Go ask the DMV.

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.

Hasani D.'s Comment
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When you took the test didn't they give you a paper to take to the DMV? Even though the scores are recorded electronically, that paper says you only have 30 days. Perhaps it is because my company tests out of state drivers so if you test within the state perhaps you don't so that.

Again... Go ask the DMV.

I’m going there Monday but no, they didn’t give me any paper just a card for the website to see the results

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.

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