Cdl class, requirements to pass?

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  1. panhandlepat

    panhandlepat Road Train Member

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    What are they? My wife could (according to her) could never drive a "big truck" what does it take to drive a short truck w/sleeper?
     
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  3. Roadmedic

    Roadmedic Road Train Member

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    Depends on the weight.

    If the short truck grosses out over 26,000 the CDL A is required with air brakes and a combination vehicle. If just one vehicle and no towing the CDL B is acceptable.

    If the truck was a smaller expediter truck it would be less requirements. A CDL B would be okay.
     
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  4. panhandlepat

    panhandlepat Road Train Member

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    cool, thx rm. We dont think she could back a truck up that wasnt "straight"
     
  5. RickG

    RickG Road Train Member

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    Check with your state for CDL testing locations . In some states there are companies that have rental trucks available at the testing sites . Rent similar sized Penske or Ryder trucks ahead of time for practice . Anyone anticipating getting a CDL should do it soon . FMCSA has proposed mandatory training requirements . I have seen posts stating this will be in effect next year but have seen nothing to substantiate when it would go in effect . The last news I have seen on it from FMCSA was they were still taking comments on the proposal .
     
  6. SLIDER999

    SLIDER999 Light Load Member

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    I went to a school in Tampa, Florida. They had a yellow sign out on Adamo Rd by SR301. If all you wanted was State testing you could do that either in your truck or theirs. The cost was $250. You just don't get a school certificate. Which I have found is very necessary unless you are an o/o.
     
  7. honor roll

    honor roll Road Train Member

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    How do you go about getting a Class C ?
     
  8. RickG

    RickG Road Train Member

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    This is the expedite forum . The major expedite carrier trucks are all o/o . A school certificate isn't that much of a necessity with straight trucks .
    That info on having a truck available for testing is useful . If you brought a truck you would need a CDL driver with you .
     
  9. KennyR

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    Check with your state. I know that in Illinois all you need to do is take a 20 question test and upgrade from Class D to Class C. Also in Illinos, you can operate a truck under 26000 lbs with air brakes with a Class C, per the Secretary of State in South Holland.
     
  10. paratroop73

    paratroop73 Light Load Member

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    A class C is nothing more than a regular type vehicle that hauls"placarded" loads. up to 26000# Or a propane truck for home delivery. That would require endorsment H and N
    Like a company that delivers welding gas cylinders out of a small truck, or even home delivered oxygen from a van.
     
  11. justin30

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    Rick G what are the mandatory training requirements?
     
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