CDL CLP Knowledge Testing-Do You Take The Tests All At Once Or Individually?

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Craig M.'s Comment
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Thank you, everyone. This was just the little nudge I needed while facing this process on my own. I'm going to finish reading the manual and then I'll do the course, power straight through, take the tests and move on to the next step. I'm in WI, but I'm guessing at this point the testing is pretty close for most states. The CA and WI manuals have the exact same material. However, the CA manual is easier to read and concise so I'm reading that one. I'll let you know what my experience is at the school when I start.

Craig M.'s Comment
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AR does it same as WV. Computerized test ends when 80% correct achieved. So all my scores were 80%.

I did the Hazmat endorsement prior to the new ELDT law taking effect, so I didn’t need to take a class.

I actually just hauled a hazmat load of a class 3 flammable liquid in my reefer with temp control.

I just read your bio, Dennis. What a very interesting life, Kazahkstan, etc. I have a parallel background to yours, a long professional career(s) and now looking at trucking. I need to dig into your older posts to look at your experience. It's also reassuring to see someone else doing it in a similar age range. Thank you for taking the time to respond.

Craig

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Craig M.'s Comment
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I wanted to follow up. I took my CLP , General, Air Brakes, and Combination test and only had one wrong answer total! Thank you again, everyone, for your encouragement. I'll be starting school soon.

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Hello-

I have to say that I'm really surprised at how complicated the process is to get a CDL. I'm enrolling at a local tech college for the ELDT and need to have my CLP to start there. I'm studying the manual and was wondering, are you able to test each section individually or do you take all the tests at one time? Glad I found this resource. I plan to use the course here after I finish reading the manual.

Thank you all for being so generous with your time and knowledge.

Craig

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Howdy, Craig .. and WELCOME!

Exactly what the guys above mentioned; they are truly 'in it' and going through it, right now. Each of these folks have excellent posts, and diaries to follow; and it's awesome to see them paying it forward, with their experiences.

It's been tough since 2003 (when my husband got his) and has become tougher, ever since. The 02/07/2022 didn't do the industry any justice, at all.

Have you read some of 'our' starter stuff, to begin with?

I'm really not SURE state wise, how this works! Some folks choose to go Company Paid to make it easier (and let the 'company' figure out the semantics, LoL!)

Anyway, again, welcome. Let us know how this plays out; SO MUCH keeps changing!

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.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

CLP:

Commercial Learner's Permit

Before getting their CDL, commercial drivers will receive their commercial learner's permit (CLP) upon passing the written portion of the CDL exam. They will not have to retake the written exam to get their CDL.

PackRat's Comment
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That's great!

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Travis's Comment
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Hell yea man. Nice work.

I wanted to follow up. I took my CLP , General, Air Brakes, and Combination test and only had one wrong answer total! Thank you again, everyone, for your encouragement. I'll be starting school soon.

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Hello-

I have to say that I'm really surprised at how complicated the process is to get a CDL. I'm enrolling at a local tech college for the ELDT and need to have my CLP to start there. I'm studying the manual and was wondering, are you able to test each section individually or do you take all the tests at one time? Glad I found this resource. I plan to use the course here after I finish reading the manual.

Thank you all for being so generous with your time and knowledge.

Craig

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Howdy, Craig .. and WELCOME!

Exactly what the guys above mentioned; they are truly 'in it' and going through it, right now. Each of these folks have excellent posts, and diaries to follow; and it's awesome to see them paying it forward, with their experiences.

It's been tough since 2003 (when my husband got his) and has become tougher, ever since. The 02/07/2022 didn't do the industry any justice, at all.

Have you read some of 'our' starter stuff, to begin with?

I'm really not SURE state wise, how this works! Some folks choose to go Company Paid to make it easier (and let the 'company' figure out the semantics, LoL!)

Anyway, again, welcome. Let us know how this plays out; SO MUCH keeps changing!

Best wishes;

~ Anne ~

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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.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

CLP:

Commercial Learner's Permit

Before getting their CDL, commercial drivers will receive their commercial learner's permit (CLP) upon passing the written portion of the CDL exam. They will not have to retake the written exam to get their CDL.

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