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Gustavo F.'s Comment
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I got my cdl 02/20. Last week I added my tanker & doubles endorsements. I am looking into getting the hazmat endorsement now, does anyone know if I have to retake all tests in order to get the endorsement?

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

Doubles:

Refers to pulling two trailers at the same time, otherwise known as "pups" or "pup trailers" because they're only about 28 feet long. However there are some states that allow doubles that are each 48 feet in length.

PJ's Comment
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You should only have to take the hazmat test. You will have to get pre clearance through TSA. Check with your state office. Some require the clearance before you take the test and some let you test and issue after getting the clearance.

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

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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You also have to take the online class before you can get a new hazmat.

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

Gustavo F.'s Comment
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Sounds good, thanks!

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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You also have to take the online class before you can get a new hazmat.

Sounds good, thanks!

Yeah, this is all 'new' since 02/07/2022 .... with the new ELDT's ... interesting as I'm learning, too!

Apparently, it IS state specific... here's the link: ELDT HazMat Online Courses, per state.

If you passed all the rest, you'll be okay . . . if your background is, of course.

Have you looked into some of our links? Paid CDL Training Programs

Quick apply here; even before you get the hazmat. Many companies will reimburse you.

Apply For Paid CDL Training

Apply For Truck Driving Jobs

Let us know how it goes, and what else we can help you with.

And welcome to Trucking Truth!

~ 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.

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

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