Just Got Us Driver License

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Pavel G.'s Comment
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Hi , I just got my us driving license two days ago, I will like to star a career, but most of the companies that provide Free Truck Driving Schools and-Sponsored CDL Training request a least one year with a us driving license. I will like to know if they are company that don't request this that I can apply?

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.
Pavel G.'s Comment
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Hi , I just got my us driving license two days ago, I will like to star a career, but most of the companies that provide Free Truck Driving Schools and-Sponsored CDL Training request a least one year with a us driving license. I will like to know if they are company that don't request this that I can apply?

I forget to say I am 32 years old

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.
Kiwi303's Comment
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If you have an outside-USA commercial truck licence, you can convert that to a US commercial licence of the same class (NZ Class 4 to US CDL-B, Aussie MC to US CDL-A etc) in a FEW states, but not all states...

Hitting google while I had a Green Card lottery application in found Georgia for one allows non-US commercials to US commercials with no down time...

If you get a US CDL-A by converting your non US licence, then you could probably skip the schools, but you'd still need to do the company training/teaming with a tutor.

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.
Pavel G.'s Comment
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If you have an outside-USA commercial truck licence, you can convert that to a US commercial licence of the same class (NZ Class 4 to US CDL-B, Aussie MC to US CDL-A etc) in a FEW states, but not all states...

Hitting google while I had a Green Card lottery application in found Georgia for one allows non-US commercials to US commercials with no down time...

If you get a US CDL-A by converting your non US licence, then you could probably skip the schools, but you'd still need to do the company training/teaming with a tutor.

Hi thank for reply, I do have a regular driving lincese from outside us ( Dominican republic ) but no a comercial one. I don't wanna skip the training I wanna know if I can get sponsore by a company with just to day with a us driving license because the one I call request a least one 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.

EPU:

Electric Auxiliary Power Units

Electric APUs have started gaining acceptance. These electric APUs use battery packs instead of the diesel engine on traditional APUs as a source of power. The APU's battery pack is charged when the truck is in motion. When the truck is idle, the stored energy in the battery pack is then used to power an air conditioner, heater, and other devices

guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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If you do not already have you CMV/CDL then you have to wait a full year. It's not a company's request. It's the law.

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.

CMV:

Commercial Motor Vehicle

A CMV is a vehicle that is used as part of a business, is involved in interstate commerce, and may fit any of these descriptions:

  • Weighs 10,001 pounds or more
  • Has a gross vehicle weight rating or gross combination weight rating of 10,001 pounds or more
  • Is designed or used to transport 16 or more passengers (including the driver) not for compensation
  • Is designed or used to transport 9 or more passengers (including the driver) for compensation
  • Is transporting hazardous materials in a quantity requiring placards
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