CDL A Downgrade to B if you don't drive for a while?

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  1. Itstrendzee

    Itstrendzee Bobtail Member

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    Do you have to log a minimum number of hours/miles to maintain a CDL Class A? Will you be at risk of being down graded if you are not driving for some period of time (while keeping physical current)?
     
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  3. ZVar

    ZVar Road Train Member

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    Nope. As long as you maintain you med card, your CDL as tested for is for life.

    Well unless you get it revoked for silly things like drunk driving....
     
  4. feldsforever

    feldsforever Road Train Member

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    I had mine for 12 years and was not using it. Just had to renew it when I 'renewed my regular driver I.d.
    You earned it, its your now. Some states don't mandate a dot unless you leave the state.
    2 quickest ways to lose it. Dui and running fast enough in a semi to be considered reckless.
     
  5. VA CDL Holder

    VA CDL Holder Medium Load Member

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    Too bad a lot of companies look at you as "stale" if you havn't driven in a while, whatever "a while" means!
     
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  6. Moose1958

    Moose1958 Road Train Member

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    As long as you keep your physical current and your eyesight stays good you can keep a CDL until you die. For the record in some states, you can also self-certify and get the "K" restriction and you don't even have to have a Physical. However, you must be able to pass the vision tests!
     
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  7. Frank Speak

    Frank Speak Road Train Member

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    Downgraded. Oh my. Imagine being relegated down to the point of having to haul people’s rug rats back and forth to school in an oversized, Oscar Meyer banana boat! The horror!!!!!
     
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  8. aramil248

    aramil248 Medium Load Member

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    I almost got downgraded after passing tanker or hazmat endorsement test. Guy at DMV accidentally listed it as a class B. I quickly rushed back to get it fixed
     
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  9. WesternPlains

    WesternPlains Road Train Member

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    They kinda frown on running over SUV's too. :laughing-guffaw:
     
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  10. Don379

    Don379 Medium Load Member

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    What is this log the OP keeps of the types of vehicle he drives for when his license renews?
     
  11. Moose1958

    Moose1958 Road Train Member

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    I think the tone of the OPs question indicates the OP does NOT have a CDL!
     
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