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Michael Tuomala's Comment
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I am 25% of the way through it going to take a walk and give my self a break. It seems to cover the Minnesota driver Manuel pretty well though I have only scanned through it a bit. Question: 1. Is it possible to pass a CLP test just using the High Road tutorial? Question: 2. If not what detail do I need to do in so far as reading the entire State CDL book. I am hoping to run down to the DMV in Sundance on next Friday befori I start to forget SHtuff.


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.


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.


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.


Commercial Learner's Permit

Before getting their CDL, commercial drivers will receive their commercial learner's permit (CLP) upon passing the written portion of the CDL exam. They will not have to retake the written exam to get their CDL.

BK's Comment
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Michael, I passed my test using just the High Road Training.

I did some perusing in the WI manual, but 99% was High Road.

Michael Tuomala's Comment
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Michael, I passed my test using just the High Road Training.

I did some perusing in the WI manual, but 99% was High Road.

Cool that is what I was hoping for.

In an aside Prime recruiter called me today, but apparently he did not read the whole application, and also apparently the application was as flawed as the one at Swift, (they use the same format). The poor guy thought I had been in the Marine corps since 1982. some how it didn't register my time in the national guard nor my last 10 years of work and some how just went from my Marine corps start date and skipped everything else and made my last work history entry date as the end of my Marine Corps service. I am literally laughing about that. I would have been a historical figure beating out old Archibald Henderson for longest serving Marine. But he said he would call me Monday with the results of the decision as to my worthiness as a risk. Prime does have a question in their application that asks if I got a "ministers waiver" to go into Canada though, so maybe I got a chance. I had even looked that up last week to see if there was any chance of going into Canada after all this time of good behavior. It was called something else though, and I would do it too if I could get the job. I think it is a pay to play activity on the part of Canadian lawyers though, I would have to give them a bunch of money to convince some hack of my state of rehabilitation.

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