CDL Permit Question

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Joe D.'s Comment
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I will be starting at Millis Transfer school on 7-27 and I have to get permit before I go. I already have a Class B with air brake and tanker. I believe that I only have to take the Combination test(and any other endorsements that I want) but I am not sure. DMV would not answer phone. Does anyone know if I am correct? Thank You for any help Thanks Joe

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.

Annee's Comment
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I will be starting at Millis Transfer school on 7-27 and I have to get permit before I go. I already have a Class B with air brake and tanker. I believe that I only have to take the Combination test(and any other endorsements that I want) but I am not sure. DMV would not answer phone. Does anyone know if I am correct? Thank You for any help Thanks Joe

I just took my permit test yesterday (and passed, yea!!). There were 3 separate sections, General Knowledge, Airbrakes and Combination (because I wanted the class A). General knowledge was 50 questions (pretty sure), and the other two were about 25 questions each.

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.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Joe, our High Road Training Program was built to prepare you for the CDL permit exam, the endorsement exams, and your job duties on the road. Here's how our program breaks down:

To Get Your CDL Permit:

  • Rules & Regulations
  • Driving Safely
  • Transporting Cargo Safely
  • Air Brakes
  • Combination Vehicles
  • Pre-Trip Inspection
  • Driving Exam

To get your CDL endorsements which are optional but we highly recommend you get:

  • Transporting Passengers
  • Doubles And Triples
  • Tankers
  • Hazardous Materials

And sections we've built ourselves with info you'll need for everyday life on the road but the manual doesn't really cover it:

  • Logbook
  • Weight & Balance
  • Cargo Securement
  • New York State Coil Endorsement

Because you'll know some of this stuff already you should be able to fly through the sections for the permit and endorsements relatively fast. I'm not sure exactly which tests they'll have you take but you can prepare for all of them here.

Pre-trip Inspection:

A pre-trip inspection is a thorough inspection of the truck completed before driving for the first time each day.

Federal and state laws require that drivers inspect their vehicles. Federal and state inspectors also may inspect your vehicles. If they judge a vehicle to be unsafe, they will put it “out of service” until it is repaired.

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.

Logbook:

A written or electronic record of a driver's duty status which must be maintained at all times. The driver records the amount of time spent driving, on-duty not driving, in the sleeper berth, or off duty. The enforcement of the Hours Of Service Rules (HOS) are based upon the entries put in a driver's logbook.

Combination Vehicle:

A vehicle with two separate parts - the power unit (tractor) and the trailer. Tractor-trailers are considered combination vehicles.

Doubles:

Refers to pulling two trailers at the same time, otherwise known as "pups" or "pup trailers" because they're only about 28 feet long. However there are some states that allow doubles that are each 48 feet in length.

Tim N.'s Comment
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I will be starting at Millis Transfer school on 7-27 and I have to get permit before I go. I already have a Class B with air brake and tanker. I believe that I only have to take the Combination test(and any other endorsements that I want) but I am not sure. DMV would not answer phone. Does anyone know if I am correct? Thank You for any help Thanks Joe

I had a class B and only had to take the combination test to get the class A permit.

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.

Joe D.'s Comment
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Thank You for all the replies. Thank You Tim. That was the answer that I was. looking for. Thanks for all the work You do on the site Brett

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