Schooling With A Permit?

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Jessie G.'s Comment
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Just wondering what to expect when I start school having my CDL Permit? I go tomorrow to turn all of my paper work in and get my start date. I had to get 2 MMR's before they would let me start school but they told me to get one now and I could go ahead and start and they would "waive" the 2nd for 4 weeks.

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.
Old School's Comment
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Expect to be way ahead of the rest of the class for about the first week. Once they've got their permits you will get in the truck. At that point you're all at the same level. Don't be surprised if they have you get another physical done.

You definitely did the right thing by getting your permit first. It will make your first week so much less stressful than everyone else's.

Jessie G.'s Comment
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Cool. I wasn't sure if I would still have to do what the others without a permit were doing or not. I really don't want to take those tests again (Which I'm sure I can pass), that would make my time and money spent getting my permit a waste of time. I'm sure we will be studying anyway, pre trip and such.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Jon R.'s Comment
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Cool. I wasn't sure if I would still have to do what the others without a permit were doing or not. I really don't want to take those tests again (Which I'm sure I can pass), that would make my time and money spent getting my permit a waste of time. I'm sure we will be studying anyway, pre trip and such.

with some schools you could do specialized training ( but wouldn't get the certificated that is required by some trucking co.'s (the PTDI accredation that shows you did all class hrs & BTW required .. through school ) all Sage schools nation wide ) will do this specialized training ( did alot of this specialized training ) .. and it's 40 hrs BTW and some times 20 hrs just to get your license .. then 4 hr. w/ skills examier . usually neutral party set up w/ state to do testing ) and will cost less w/ for the school ... usually 100.00 an hour for truck w/ instructor ..

hope this was usefull ... some schools will REQUIRE you to do entire course ...

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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