Can you be a p&d delivery driver with only a cdl and air brake endorsement?

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  1. I love tequila

    I love tequila Light Load Member

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    Is doubles/triples, hazmat and tank needed for every p&d delivery job? I would like to drive a single axle and a pup delivering stuff but don't necessarily want to pay for the extra endorsements... do you have a helper with you most of the time or are you alone?
     
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  3. McUzi

    McUzi Road Train Member

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    No doubles needed for New Penn.
     
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  4. Moon_beam

    Moon_beam Medium Load Member

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    You will need doubles/triples, hazmat and tank for ABF. You will pick up and deliver alone.
     
  5. Crude Truckin'

    Crude Truckin' Road Train Member

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    Not sure how much CDL with endorsements cost elsewhere, but it costs me 100 bucks every 4 years for haz, tanker, double triples, Class A renewal, and fingerprints. Cheap if you ask me.
     
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  6. McUzi

    McUzi Road Train Member

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    Can't beat $25 a year to not be an OTR door swinger who sits at grocery depots for hours unpaid and doesn't get paid to sit out a 34 1,200 miles away from home.
     
  7. Banker

    Banker Road Train Member

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    One would imagine that would be a great value to most people!
     
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  8. HiramKingWilliams

    HiramKingWilliams Light Load Member

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    Probably not. But it's so easy and cheap to get them. I noticed in the XPO ads that they give you 90 days to obtain them.
     
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  9. EuropeanTrucker

    EuropeanTrucker Medium Load Member

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    I think RL does that too now.
     
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  10. Air Cooled

    Air Cooled Road Train Member

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    Dude. Get your class A with ALL of your endorsements. Don’t sell yourself short. Your overthinking way too much. Maybe you shouldn’t get into this line of work.
     
  11. lfod14

    lfod14 Road Train Member

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    Most P&D guys need to be able to drive anything, you're not going to choose how many axles are on your truck or whether you get a pup or not. Typically the line haul guys are the ones pulling the doubles but in many cases P&D guys will pull them to say an Amazon DC or something and dump them. You're not going to have a helper unless you're training somebody. You're definitely going to need HAZMAT and Tank, You never know when the load will require a placard and neither does your terminal until it comes in, tank endorsements aren't just for tankers, large totes and some containers over certain gallon limits require them. Endorsements are typically a couple bucks each, the HAZMAT background check is like $85 but that's only every couple years. Really not a big deal.
     
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