CDL Testing

Discussion in 'Trucking Schools and CDL Training Forum' started by Bozwik, May 12, 2022.

  1. Bozwik

    Bozwik Light Load Member

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    So I went through a CDL school in Wisconsin. The examiner tells me that he puts the paperwork in the system and then I need to go to my home state to get a hard copy of my CDL.

    I am in Florida, and I went down to the DMV after 3 days of getting tested out and the DMV says they don't have any info on my license. The guy at the DMV asks me if I took the test on a manual or automatic. Doesn't the paperwork state which I took the test on, manual of automatic? Would like to say, "manual", even though I didn't.

    And yes, I have driven a manual for years but let my license expire.
     
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  3. Chinatown

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    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Definitely tell them "manual".
     
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  5. Bozwik

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    thumbs up.
     
  6. Knightcrawler

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    One thing to note here is that driving a synchronized transmission (like in your car) isnt the same as driving an un-synchronized transmission (like in a big truck)... When I was a CDL instructor, I found it was easier to teach people that DIDNT know how to drive a stick than those that "knew" how...
     
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  7. Bozwik

    Bozwik Light Load Member

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    Ummm, already stated that I know how to drive a manual (5 plus years), so don't know why you felt the need to add this.
     
  8. Knightcrawler

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    Because as I said, a "manual" in a car isnt the same as a "manual" in a truck. You said in your post that you got your license in an automatic. You never clearly said that you have ever driven a manual in a truck, and that would be the reason I added it :p
     
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  9. FozzyNOK

    FozzyNOK Road Train Member

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    Exactly.. they were usually freaked out.. where the people who could drive a stick seemed to think it was going to be easy.. Its easier to train someone, than have to break bad habits and retrain someone.
     
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