California Hazmat

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BRIAN H.'s Comment
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Hey guys, I am a new instructor and trying to give my students the correct info on this endorsement. When I got mine, I just went to the DMV and took the test for HME endorsement. After I got my CDL , I went to the TSA and they did the background. That was it. Does anyone know if this is still the procedure or is there an online course requirement that needs to be completed before the test at DMV?

Thanks! - Brian

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.

Travis's Comment
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Well, I don't know if it has to be online, but all the ones I've seen and the one I did were online. It's just a requirement for a "class" that meets whatever the requirements are, which I'm not sure the exact requirements.

So class/online class, then fingerprint check, check came back, I went to do DMV test(and then I had to wait to get my CDL as opposed to just permit before I could actually put the endorsement on my license)

I think you can technically do the background check

Hey guys, I am a new instructor and trying to give my students the correct info on this endorsement. When I got mine, I just went to the DMV and took the test for HME endorsement. After I got my CDL, I went to the TSA and they did the background. That was it. Does anyone know if this is still the procedure or is there an online course requirement that needs to be completed before the test at DMV?

Thanks! - Brian

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.

Ryan B.'s Comment
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Hey guys, I am a new instructor and trying to give my students the correct info on this endorsement. When I got mine, I just went to the DMV and took the test for HME endorsement. After I got my CDL , I went to the TSA and they did the background. That was it. Does anyone know if this is still the procedure or is there an online course requirement that needs to be completed before the test at DMV?

Thanks! - Brian

There is a course that is required. I believe that members on here have reported that the course is available online.

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.

Sandman J's Comment
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This was brought up recently in the training thread "Florida State College ..."

The site recommended to me was midwesttruckdrivingschool.com. I signed up, paid the $89, watched the class of just over an hour, then took the test online. This was a Saturday night. On Sunday they had already sent the results to the TPR (training provider registry) that I believe is what the DMV pulls to see if you passed the test.

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.

Travis's Comment
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Another thing to keep in mind is some carriers will offer the training free once you're hired. I know for sure Schneider does, Kearsey could maybe say if Prime does.

Recruiters at other carriers could probably answer though they may have old info or not know 100% for sure.

It's only $89 or so but why spend it if you don't have to. Not saying they can't go ahead and self study, just don't bother paying for the official rubber stamp if you can do it for free.

Hey guys, I am a new instructor and trying to give my students the correct info on this endorsement. When I got mine, I just went to the DMV and took the test for HME endorsement. After I got my CDL , I went to the TSA and they did the background. That was it. Does anyone know if this is still the procedure or is there an online course requirement that needs to be completed before the test at DMV?

Thanks! - Brian

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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