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John G.'s Comment
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Question...

I got my CDL in Texas before the Entry Level Driving Training law took place in February

I got a job at coke today and they're asking for a certification from a school. I went to a night school, idk if it is accredited. I am looking for it. The safety director didn't know whether to write me up as new or not. I have a few months driving experience

Does this matter for an entry level driver?

If not, I'm not tripping, I got other options

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.
John G.'s Comment
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I figure worst case scenario, there is an accredited online course for $25 I can take a print a certificate with

I literally have another orientation (by accident) scheduled tomorrow an hour and a half after Cokes starts. This one is for Mclane. I could always go there if coke makes a big deal about the certificate

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Did you try contacting the school? I went to a private school and was given a certificate of completion.

I've never heard of a accredited online class for a CDL. Remember it is up to each individual company on what they will consider "accredited".

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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You're mixing two things together that are actually separate. First, the FMCSA's Entry-Level Driver Training (ELDT) requirements don't apply to you because you got your CDL before 7 February of this year. If you didn't you would need to show that you were trained at a school on the FMCSA's Training Provider Registry.

What your employer wants is a 160-hr training certificate from the truck school you attended. This is to make their insurance company happy and prove that you're an acceptable risk for them. It has nothing to do with the new ELDT requirements. Most employers will ask for a 160-hr training certificate from a new driver.

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.

CSA:

Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)

The CSA is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiative to improve large truck and bus safety and ultimately reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities that are related to commercial motor vehicle

FMCSA:

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

The FMCSA was established within the Department of Transportation on January 1, 2000. Their primary mission is to prevent commercial motor vehicle-related fatalities and injuries.

What Does The FMCSA Do?

  • Commercial Drivers' Licenses
  • Data and Analysis
  • Regulatory Compliance and Enforcement
  • Research and Technology
  • Safety Assistance
  • Support and Information Sharing

Fm:

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.
Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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Question...

I got my CDL in Texas before the Entry Level Driving Training law took place in February

I got a job at coke today and they're asking for a certification from a school. I went to a night school, idk if it is accredited. I am looking for it. The safety director didn't know whether to write me up as new or not. I have a few months driving experience

Does this matter for an entry level driver?

If not, I'm not tripping, I got other options

I figure worst case scenario, there is an accredited online course for $25 I can take a print a certificate with

I literally have another orientation (by accident) scheduled tomorrow an hour and a half after Cokes starts. This one is for Mclane. I could always go there if coke makes a big deal about the certificate

Hay, John G. ~

What ever happened to the end dump job? That sure was a spiffy truck!

Just got us wonderin!

~ 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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