Failed CDL In NY

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Alessandro N.'s Comment
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Hello! And greetings to all. Today in Staten Island, New York I failed my cdl class b school bus road test. I aced and breezed through part 1) pre trip inspection but I did poorly on part 2) basic controls and the test was cut short. I feel confident driving on the road and my only real issues , believe it or not are straight backing, and offset parking. I spent a lot already between dmv fees, road test fees, paying for the school bus and training in the school bus I used to take the test in today. I rescheduled to take another cdl road test next Friday September 16th. Because of my financial situation, I cannot really afford to pay another $400 to use the school bus of the driving school I went to train with , and I was thinking of using one of my friends school bus ( he owns a school bus company ) instead for free. Can I go to the road test site next week and take the road test with my friends bus, permitted that he accompanies me and has the proper license on him to take me there ? Or do I have to rebook with the driving school and use there bus and instructor. Also , assuming I am allowed to go with my friend and use his school bus, will it make a difference in quality, status, or value of the license to the DMV, as in is it more disadvantageous to do it through my friend as opposed to just going with my driving school and instructor resulting in a more advantageous outcome? Or does it not matter? I’m sorry for this parable but with all this ELDT stuff I’m not understanding anything anymore and everyone is giving me all different kinds of answers. I don’t know if my school is trying to guilt me and hustle me into thinking they are the only way going forward to get more money out of me or if it’s true and I have to only go through them. Please let me know what you think at your earliest convenience. Thank you and have a pleasant evening from Staten Island, New York.

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.

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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Hello! And greetings to all. Today in Staten Island, New York I failed my cdl class b school bus road test. I aced and breezed through part 1) pre trip inspection but I did poorly on part 2) basic controls and the test was cut short. I feel confident driving on the road and my only real issues , believe it or not are straight backing, and offset parking. I spent a lot already between dmv fees, road test fees, paying for the school bus and training in the school bus I used to take the test in today. I rescheduled to take another cdl road test next Friday September 16th. Because of my financial situation, I cannot really afford to pay another $400 to use the school bus of the driving school I went to train with , and I was thinking of using one of my friends school bus ( he owns a school bus company ) instead for free. Can I go to the road test site next week and take the road test with my friends bus, permitted that he accompanies me and has the proper license on him to take me there ? Or do I have to rebook with the driving school and use there bus and instructor. Also , assuming I am allowed to go with my friend and use his school bus, will it make a difference in quality, status, or value of the license to the DMV, as in is it more disadvantageous to do it through my friend as opposed to just going with my driving school and instructor resulting in a more advantageous outcome? Or does it not matter? I’m sorry for this parable but with all this ELDT stuff I’m not understanding anything anymore and everyone is giving me all different kinds of answers. I don’t know if my school is trying to guilt me and hustle me into thinking they are the only way going forward to get more money out of me or if it’s true and I have to only go through them. Please let me know what you think at your earliest convenience. Thank you and have a pleasant evening from Staten Island, New York.

Hey, Alessandro;

I know, you cross posted in the General category, you've not replied however.

Any new additions to your conundrum? Anything looking UP for you?!?!?

Hope we can/have help(ed) in some way;

~ 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.

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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