Don't You Just Love The MVA

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Colleen W.'s Comment
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Yesterday I went to get my permit. I aced everything but the combination including tankers. (Can't take the test for HazMat or Double and Triples until you get your CDL) I'm not sure what happened but the first person you talk to at the MVA puts what tests you are taking into the computer, then you go back into a room to take the tests. When it was time for me to take combination it wasn't in the computer, so I had to go back and get another number wait until I was called, get the combination test into the computer then go back into the little room in the back and take the test. I guess this rattle me so much I ended up failing that test. So now I have to make an appointment to retest for combination. I get home because I was told I had to go online to make an appointment myself and make an appointment for 10:50 this morning. I get to the MVA at around 10:15 give or take 5 minutes and feeling pretty good that I'm early. Oh but wait I wasn't there before 10 so now I can't take the test today even though I have an appointment for 10:50. In the manual in the very front, the part nobody reads, in small print it says no tests will be given after 10 a.m. on Saturday. Can anybody tell me why would anyone make an appointment at 10:50 and then won't see you because you didn't show up 50 minutes before the appointment? Gotta love bureaucracies.

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.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

Matt S.'s Comment
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Maryland's bureaucracy is legendary! I feel your pain.

Jolie R.'s Comment
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Wow, I just went in to the local BMV and said I was there to test. They told me the 3 I needed for my permit, put them in the machine, got a copy of my operator's license, an I was good to go. They told me I had to pass the general knowledge before I could progress on and if you fail any one of them you can just come back the next day, wait in line, and test again. I never thought of Ohio as being an easy place to get things done, but maybe it is!

Bmv:

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.

David L.'s Comment
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The office on Glen Burnie highway was legendary back in the late 70's. You could grow very old waiting they're! Sounds like it hasn't changed much.

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