Getting CLP in Texas

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  1. Cerberus XVI

    Cerberus XVI Light Load Member

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    Hey guys quick question, my wife and I reside in Texas and have decided that we wanna drive for CFI. But they require you to have a CLP before going to there truck driving school. My question is what is required to get a CPL in Texas and how much does it cost? Been to the DMV website and it gives a bunch of info but I read what other have said I get mixed reviews..some say it only cost $11 for a clp and some say it cost like $80+ and normally wouldn't be a big issue but money is tight atm and we really wanna get this going! Thanks for any info!
     
  2. A21CAV

    A21CAV Road Train Member

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    Since you'll need the Commercial Drivers Handbook to study for the test you could ask while you're at your local DPS picking one up.

    Frank
     
  3. A21CAV

    A21CAV Road Train Member

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    And you're ####ing welcome for the info you requested .
     
  4. warlord2324_2000

    warlord2324_2000 Bobtail Member

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    it all depends on endorsements and what not, definitely the more you can get the more a said company will value you and your wife.
     
  5. Miralcos

    Miralcos Bobtail Member

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    I got my CLP last month here in central TX. Had to get a DOT physical, which costed $85 at my doctor's office. Had to get my SS card replaced since it was stolen years ago. Then went and took the tests, Airbrakes, General Knowlege, Texas Commercial Vehicle Operation, and Combination Vehicles. I also took the tanker endorsement. I can't remember what that costed, but I think it was about $25.
    Headed to Crowder college on Wednesday of this week to start school for CFI. Good luck to ya!
     
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  6. warlord2324_2000

    warlord2324_2000 Bobtail Member

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    Their you go, sounds like you've been actively trying to get what is needed. Good luck to you
     
  7. Cerberus XVI

    Cerberus XVI Light Load Member

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    Thank you so much :) been really sweating the costs and stuff! But this answer pretty much hit the nail on head for us. You rock! And good luck at school let us know how you like it
     
  8. warlord2324_2000

    warlord2324_2000 Bobtail Member

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    no problem, we meaning my family and I have been saving where we can for me to be able to do this transitioning into this career path. Its definitely refreshing to be able to have a company like this to be around. If at the very least use it for the training to move on to better? I'm definitely looking for staying as this company is giving me what I am personally needing at this time.
     
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  9. Cerberus XVI

    Cerberus XVI Light Load Member

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    It really is nice having a company like them. We've looked through dozens and dozens of Companies trying to find a good fit. And very few fit the bill but this place looks promising.
     
  10. warlord2324_2000

    warlord2324_2000 Bobtail Member

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    feel free to ask away if I don't know ill ask and let you know.
     
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