Dump truck (How to remove manual restriction from DL)

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Twosportref, Mar 8, 2021.

  1. Twosportref

    Twosportref Bobtail Member

    Mar 8, 2021
    I have a class A drivers license but I had to get it with no manual restriction. Automatic is all my company has. I want to drive part time a dump truck on the weekends and there big trucks are all manual. My understanding is I could drive their small pickup truck haulers but not their big ones. What is the process for removing the manual restriction ? Do I get a new permit and practice in the manual dumps ? Then road test ? Please advise.
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  3. shooter19802003

    shooter19802003 Medium Load Member

    Feb 8, 2010
    You have to retest in a manual.
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  4. seagreg

    seagreg Light Load Member

    Oct 3, 2019
    If a restriction you are trying to remove requires a driving test, yes, you are required to obtain a CLP.

    As the manual restriction requires the driving test you will need to get your CLP.
  5. WesternPlains

    WesternPlains Road Train Member

    Sep 1, 2017
    White Out. They'll never notice.
  6. SmallPackage

    SmallPackage Road Train Member

    Dec 20, 2019
    Marion Texas
    Has anybody ever heard of the restriction being enforced outside of a company hiring process? Let’s say a guy buys his own manual truck and becomes a local dumptruck driver with his own truck. Who enforces it? I’ve never once had a dot officer look at my shifter or how any transmission operates. They don’t check clutch peddles or adjustment. I’ve never had them look at license to see about transmission shifting skills. They only checked whether its an “A” or “B” and it matches the weight and type of vehicle.

    Honest question that i’ve never heard an answer to.
  7. TripleSix

    TripleSix God of Roads

    Apr 10, 2009
    Copied in Hell
    Have you ever had a dot cop check to see if you were wearing your glasses while driving? I haven’t, but I don’t wear glasses. If he looks at your license and sees the auto restrictions, and then watches you do the bleed down test in a level one, how long would it take for him to notice that manual transmission?
  8. Ridgeline

    Ridgeline Road Train Member

    Dec 18, 2011
    I had a few with auto restriction who applied for a job and when I ran the background check, a couple had tickets from that restriction.
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  9. Don379

    Don379 Light Load Member

    Jan 7, 2021
    They always check your licence for restrictions. and when they see, restrictted to auto trans, you can be assured that they will climb on step and look to see if there is a stick in the truck. especially if its an older truck. And yes, you will get a fine and the truck will sit till you call someone to come get it with proper license. If not, it gets towed. YEs its real and enforced.
  10. Don379

    Don379 Light Load Member

    Jan 7, 2021
    well thats kinda different. Most cops just assume you wear contacts. Thats why you can just say you have contacts in. I have done that before i had corrective lenses removed. The cop cant tell you to remove your contacts and cant give you a doctor eye exam lol. As far as a manual goes, thats a quick visual of the truck
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