CDL Permit Question

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Chris D.'s Comment
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Can you get your CDL permit in one state but actually take your CDL test in another state? The reason I ask is because I live in Nevada and to go to another state for training at some point after you get trained I believe they send you back to your home state so you can set up a CDL test but is there any way I could just take my CDL test in the same state as I did training? It's about 1700 miles away from me and to be honest I'll be leaving my apartment as soon as I go so it's not like I'll exactly have a place to come back to so I was hoping maybe I could just take my test in the same state as my training so I don't have to worry about it but I at least need the permit to be able to go

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.
PJ's Comment
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There have been states changing laws regarding this issue. When I went to Roehl I had a Ga permit. Tested in WI used Roehl’s address got the cdl then went back to Ga and surrendered the WI cdl for a Ga one. Check with the recruiter for how they do it now.

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.
FR8 M4N's Comment
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My CDL permit was Michigan and the school and testing was in Ohio. No issues. That was this year.

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.
Sandman J's Comment
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I got my permit in Illinois in September of this year, tested in Wisconsin in November. The tester entered the info needed into an online database that the Illinois DMV looked up and put in for my upgraded license. It did take a few days for the info to get into the system, which I was told varies by state.

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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