Question About Endorsements

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Joe D.'s Comment
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Could someone please answer a question for me? I have my Class B cdl already with air brakes,tanker,and hazmat endorsements. Will I have to take all those endorsement tests again when I go for my A? Thank You

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

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Jopa's Comment
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Could someone please answer a question for me? I have my Class B cdl already with air brakes,tanker,and hazmat endorsements. Will I have to take all those endorsement tests again when I go for my A? Thank You

Dunno, just guessing but I would assume so since you would be in different circumstances in a CDL-A type rig over the CDL-B . . . then again, the best way to find out is call or visit your particular state's DMV to get the definitive answer . . . good luck . . .

Jopa

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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

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.
Brett Aquila's Comment
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Well Hazmat is only good for two years I think. So that will be a factor in itself. I would think air brakes and tanker would be the same test for class A or class B. But you'll have to ask your DMV like Jopa said cuz I'm not sure myself. That could vary from state to state also.

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

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.

Rick S.'s Comment
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Hazmat is currently good for 4 years - the tests for tanker, HM and Air Brakes is the same for all CDL classes - though I can't figure out why you would want/need a tanker for a Class B CDL.

All of the endorsement and general knowledge tests are the same - the only difference is what you "practical test" on - yard skills, pre-trip & road test. I have a Passenger Endorsement on my Class A. I took the test when I got my permit - and when I completed my skills test they left it on - even though "technically", I should have done at least a pre-trip and road test in a bus to keep it.

Don't ask - don't tell...

Rick

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

MRC's Comment
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Hazmat is currently good for 4 years - the tests for tanker, HM and Air Brakes is the same for all CDL classes - though I can't figure out why you would want/need a tanker for a Class B CDL.

All of the endorsement and general knowledge tests are the same - the only difference is what you "practical test" on - yard skills, pre-trip & road test. I have a Passenger Endorsement on my Class A. I took the test when I got my permit - and when I completed my skills test they left it on - even though "technically", I should have done at least a pre-trip and road test in a bus to keep it.

Don't ask - don't tell...

Rick

Fuel trucks!!! Tanker

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

Joe D.'s Comment
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Rick, I have tanker because I drove milk tanker for 6 years. Thank You for all the replies. Brett, Thank You very much for the work and time that You put into this site. Best trucking site on the net. The most honest and civil truckers forum also. Thank You

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