Accepted To Prime Training School, Question About Hazmat

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Martin M.'s Comment
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Thank you Matthew, perhaps I'll see you there. Unfortunately cost is something of an issue for me. Do you know if it would be costlier in the long run to get my permit in NC and then have to transfer it to MO versus testing for it in MO? Also, I wonder if the tests would be similar in both states or significantly more difficult in one than the other. I am somewhat concerned about having to transfer my license to a MO license in order to get my CDL. How does that even work regarding residency? What will my address on my license be, Prime headquarters? Will my motorcycle endorsement transfer to my MO license? Will I be able to transfer my license and CDL back to NC after completing training without having to take a road test again in NC? I got an e-mail with my orientation on it from prime three days ago when I was accepted and the recruiter told me when I would be leaving and arriving but the bus info portion with the ticket confirmation number and other travel info of my packet was left blank. I wonder if they will send me that info this week or if it was mistakenly left blank because it says "See you at orientation".

Also, will there be any problem with my vehicles registered in NC and my insurance after getting a MO license?

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.
DesertWarrior505 's Comment
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Thank you everyone. So even though I live in NC, I should get my permit before I leave? Will I have to get a Missouri permit when I get there or just test for the Missouri CDL? Also, I am assuming that you have to pay for the High Road Training Program on here?

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I live in NC also Martin, and it wasn't hard to get the permit, I tested for my permit in Huntersville NC and passed it first try. It is 100 questions for the class A and it is computerized, the computer reads the questions off to you also. There is a skip function so you can skip questions you aren't 100% sure on and the test will complete as soon as you meet the passing requirement. For example General Knowledge is 50 questions and if you pass 41 of 50 questions the section will auto complete. So you may not even make it back to the skipped questions. I studied High Road for like 2 weeks just read through basically, and then took like a 2 week hiatus and came back to it and finished combo vehicles and went and sat for the permit. I was prepared to fail the first time just to see what it was like, because in NC you get three attempts for the $30 fee. Then there is an additional $15 for the actual permit card. Study up on road signs because NC will give you a sign test and you can't miss any at all. There are 12 signs that they show you, and you will have to pass a color test, and eye test, along with a peripheral vision test. Also all you need is your Driver's License, I took my birth certificate and a bunch of other crap that I thought I needed after reading the NC DMV website. Good luck, and if you are worried just go take the test once and see where you stand. Like I said you don't lose anything but like 30 mins. You have to pay the 30.00 any ways and you get 3 attempts with that application fee. You may pass it and not have to sweat it any longer. BTW I am going to prime on Jan 5th also, so we are on the same path.

Did you have to schedule your test or did you basically walk in and take it? Did you take any endorsements? Electronic for those as well? Still $30 for the testing including those or are those extra?

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Matthew W.'s Comment
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@Brent B. No I didn't have to schedule...as far as I can tell in NC you schedule your skills test. As far as the permit it was walk in. I am sure that all the endorsements are electronic as all three of the tests I took were electronic. I myself did not take the tanker endorsement as I originally was looking at Knight Transportation and not prime. They didn't require a tanker just the permit. I have to call dmv tomorrow and see if it will cost me extra to take that portion.

@Martin I honestly couldn't say bud. NC is weird in that our registration and license and insurance is all tied together. They know when things change because the system gets flagged in raleigh. I would call the dmv and ask them.. or actually the license plate agency since they handle the registrations...or there may be a customer service number for the headquarters in Raleigh that could answer that for you.

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.

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