For Future/potential Flat Bedders Who Live In NYS...

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Tarren W.'s Comment
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Hey guys & gals!

I got to sit in on a recruiters presentation for TMC Transport yesterday @ Sage in Rome, NY. And, I just wanted to share with you guys something that was mentioned. We were told that anyone who is getting their CDL in New York State that wants to drive flatbed. You will be required to pass a written test for your Metal coils endorsement (M).

I don't know how difficult it would be, Brett. But, is there anyway that this could be added as an optional part of the High Road Training Program? It would be a great help to have the review questions set up like the ones in the rest of the program.

Just a thought.

Tarren

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.

Tarren W.'s Comment
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Brett?!???

I'm beginning to think I'm a thread killer. I start or respond to a thread, and it goes dead!

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Tarren

guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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Brett?!???

I'm beginning to think I'm a thread killer. I start or respond to a thread, and it goes dead!

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Tarren

Flatbedding is not my thing. Class M endorsement huh? New York is the only state that pushes that and as far as I know made up in their own minds. Would like to see them enforce it for out of state drivers passing through. That would have the feds crawling all over them.

Must be for drivers that drive only in NY. Another reason I am glad I only drive through these on the rare occasions but not live anywhere near there.... That and the winter time.

Tarren W.'s Comment
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Flatbedding is not my thing. Class M endorsement huh? New York is the only state that pushes that and as far as I know made up in their own minds. Would like to see them enforce it for out of state drivers passing through. That would have the feds crawling all over them.

Must be for drivers that drive only in NY. Another reason I am glad I only drive through these on the rare occasions but not live anywhere near there.... That and the winter time.

From what I understand. It only effects anyone who is a resident of NY State, that wants to drive flatbed! wtf-2.gif

If you live in another state and your CDL is issued there, you can drive around NY all you want! Seriously, the information in the manual is informative, and I imagine, helpful to anyone interested in flat bedding. It's all about load securement and the like. I just think the actual endorsement is just another legal way for NYS to take I bite out of its residents' a**es, um! Wallets!

Tarren

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.
Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Flatbedding is not my thing. Class M endorsement huh? New York is the only state that pushes that and as far as I know made up in their own minds. Would like to see them enforce it for out of state drivers passing through. That would have the feds crawling all over them.

Must be for drivers that drive only in NY. Another reason I am glad I only drive through these on the rare occasions but not live anywhere near there.... That and the winter time.

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From what I understand. It only effects anyone who is a resident of NY State, that wants to drive flatbed! wtf-2.gif

If you live in another state and your CDL is issued there, you can drive around NY all you want! Seriously, the information in the manual is informative, and I imagine, helpful to anyone interested in flat bedding. It's all about load securement and the like. I just think the actual endorsement is just another legal way for NYS to take I bite out of its residents' a**es, um! Wallets!

Tarren

I know this is a dead thread, but thought I would explain how NY came to have their own endorsement for coil securement.

A truck had a load of steel coils driving through Buffalo and a coil rolled off and crushed several cars and killed 4 people.

The trucking company (Ken Staub Trucking) lost the subsequent $45 million lawsuit.

NY coil securement

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.
andhe78's Comment
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Interesting, I didn’t know this. See their trucks quite often.

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