Class A question. please help me

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by maddyv, Feb 21, 2009.

  1. maddyv

    maddyv Bobtail Member

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    thats what my father in law said. thanks.
     
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  3. solitary_con

    solitary_con Light Load Member

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    Unless you took the skills test for "A", you're not qualified to drive that class. I would go back to the DMV and have them verify everything. Driving a vehicle you're not qualifed to drive is an "OOS" offense and a fat fine.
     
  4. 12 Wyoming

    12 Wyoming Light Load Member

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    I concur. It might come back to bite you in the wallet!
     
  5. dancnoone

    dancnoone "Village Idiot"

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    You're comparing apples to apples here. The skills test are the same. The actual equipment utilized and weight limitations are the area of difference.

    From his state:
    I know this sounds odd. But you can get a Class A by showing up for your test in a single axle dump, pulling a short trailer laden with a big bulldozer.

    The weight will kick you into class A, without a hitch. And it WILL be a valid Class A CDL.

    You're testing for a weight/combination class of CDL. The only reason for the combination...is the weight.

    A Fire Truck driver can get a Class A, with restrictions. But only needs a Class B, if the truck he operates doesn't exceed the weight limits.

    And there is no way in #### you're going to get a Fire Truck driver on a skills test, pulling a 53 ft trailer.
     
  6. dandydon

    dandydon Bobtail Member

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    well if you have class a it means you can also drive class b, so i wouldn't worry over it since your friend the cop ran them. so your set then
     
  7. 8nbait

    8nbait Bobtail Member

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    When you took your class B skills test (backing and road driving) did you have a trailer or just the straight truck? If you had a trailer you may have qualified for a class A. If you did not have a trailer you got the wrong license.

    Also, maybe you have a B license and an A permit?
     
  8. solitary_con

    solitary_con Light Load Member

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    Firefighters operating commercial equipment owned or operated by or for a government agency are exempt from holding a cdl. If these individuals chose to operate one outside of the agency,they are subject to the same rules as you and I.
     
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