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Vernon G.'s Comment
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Hello all, I just completed an ELDT from a certified provider. I have passed all the test just need to go to the DMV and apply for my CDL A. My question is I am being told that if I don't get all the endorsements I want now I will have to go through the training again to add endorsements. Is this true? I would think once you had the training you should be good to add an endorsement later if I needed to. Does anyone know or who should I contact to get clarification? Thanks Vern

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.

PackRat's Comment
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I am being told that if I don't get all the endorsements I want now I will have to go through the training again to add endorsements.

Who told you this?

Delco Dave's Comment
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The only endorsement that requires training before taking the test is Hazmat. Once you complete the class/course/training your info will be sent to the FMCSA and your home state allowing you to take the test.

All the others can be studied for on your own and taken at anytime

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

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Vernon G.'s Comment
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Was told by one of the Instructors at the school. I should be in the system as having the training so I don't know why I would have to take it again to add an endorsement later?

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I am being told that if I don't get all the endorsements I want now I will have to go through the training again to add endorsements.

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Who told you this?

PackRat's Comment
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You would not need to re-do it, just as Delco Dave pointed out.

What school was this? Seems like either an extra money grab, or the instructor didn't know his topic.

Bob H.'s Comment
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If you attended training for a class A, the only endorsements you would need additional training for would be hazmat , passenger, or school bus. Tank and double/triples are only a knowledge test to add, and manual and air brake restrictions only involve a permits and appropriate portions of the skills test. You would not have to start from scratch.

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

Travis's Comment
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I can confirm what others here have said. The only additional "training" I needed before being able to test at the DMV was for hazmat. The other endorsements you simply take and pass.

Personally I decided to wait until I actually passed the CDL exam to put the endorsements. Do keep this in mind when you're budgeting as each endorsement adds cost and you pay that cost when you update your license and put them on it.

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.

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

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.

Vernon G.'s Comment
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Thanks I was thinking he wasn't right about the training. I am looking at going with TMC and don't really need all the endorsements. But if something changes would like to know for sure I can get them without having to go through the training again.

Delco Dave's Comment
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I work for ABF Freight, they provided the Hazmat training then sent the info to the fed and state on my behalf. I imagine any companies that require Hazmat would do the same. For OTR companies where Hazmat is not required you might have to find the training on your own if you wish to get the endorsement for more load availability. There are a few accredited online courses, community colleges and private CDL schools may also have programs as well. Just gotta poke around google to find them.

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.

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

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

William D.'s Comment
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I took all my endorsement' while i was doing my permit test all but Hazmat no one else in my class did it no one ever told me i had to redo ELDT training again

Hello all, I just completed an ELDT from a certified provider. I have passed all the test just need to go to the DMV and apply for my CDL A. My question is I am being told that if I don't get all the endorsements I want now I will have to go through the training again to add endorsements. Is this true? I would think once you had the training you should be good to add an endorsement later if I needed to. Does anyone know or who should I contact to get clarification? Thanks Vern

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.

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

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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