Automatic Restriction Omitted On Cdl

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Paul L.'s Comment
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I just finished CDL school and they only train and test in automatic trucks. One of the student (my cousin) took final test in an automatic but when he went to the license bureau they didn’t put the restriction on his cd I.e. where it says restrictions it shows none. Is he going to have an issue with that if he goes to work driving a truck with a manual transmission? He can drive the manual just fine but we are worried it is going to catch up with him.

Any advice would be appreciated

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.
PackRat's Comment
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It could be a state that does not list it?

Paul L.'s Comment
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Mine shows the restriction so figure there’s no way his shouldn’t.

It could be a state that does not list it?

Turtle's Comment
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That's interesting. Maybe somebody at the DMV slipped up. I'm not sure what I would do.

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.

PJ's Comment
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I would certainly talk to DMV about this issue. Just because a clerk made an error on the license itself, doesn’t mean the computer isn’t correct. IE if law enforcement runs his licesnse and the computer shows the restriction he could be cited for driving out of classifcation. Not a good situation to be in.

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.

Zen Joker (Andy)'s Comment
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Assuming the state is not indifferent to the classification and it is legitimate error, best practice would be to get it resolved asap.

In other words, if it comes up later, and he claims to be oblivious to it, it’s going to look like he is voluntarily ignorant to the error or like he’s not monitoring his own credential properly. Always err on doing the right thing. 💪🏻

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

Paul L.'s Comment
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He called the license office this morning and they told him there was no mistake on their part that his files shows he has no restrictions, I told him to contact the school to get in contact with the tester.

Assuming the state is not indifferent to the classification and it is legitimate error, best practice would be to get it resolved asap.

In other words, if it comes up later, and he claims to be oblivious to it, it’s going to look like he is voluntarily ignorant to the error or like he’s not monitoring his own credential properly. Always err on doing the right thing. 💪🏻

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

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