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Hi guys I want to add something I agree do not rush things,but,I personally before I enrolled to the trucking school,I decide to go MVC my self,and start taking all the test,,by the time I got into the school I already had my permit ready to begin the practice in the truck,after I enrolled in the school I just need to pass hazmat ,so I was ahead of things ,I'm now in my 3 week of practicing in the truck,I just have to pay the fees for the finger prints $86 and I'm planing to get the TWIC card just to cover my self,again but that's me,so by the time I get my cdl ,I have all emdorsment and my chances are wider to get into a good company.

some schools do not allow you to get your permit before getting there I found that out with Celadon last year I had already gotten my SC permit and it did me no good I had to retest and do the Indiana one with the class..

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

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

Rabbitt's Comment
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Try and get the same question wrong not 1's not 2 x's but 4 times that'll get ya mad.. over that and scores started to rise after my reset lol all is all a great tool for the CDL guide your state gives you

thanks all here at Truckers Truth

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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