Government Vehicles Interstate

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by rollitup1, Sep 23, 2022.

  1. rollitup1

    rollitup1 Bobtail Member

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    I drove over the road in 2007 for three months. Half of that three months was training and the other half was solo before I quit. I got a local job in 2009 as a garbage/recycle driver and have been working since. My bills are getting too high and I want to work as a truck driver again. As a city worker in Texas I was able to waive the yearly medical card requirement for my CDL.
    What I am wondering is am I able to drive again a big rig if I just get a medical card or do I have to do something with my license to remove what's on the back of my card?

    Here is what is on the back of my drivers license

    CLASS: A-Comb veh w/ GVWR > 26,000 lbs provided towed veh > 10,001 lbs

    REST: P - if CMV, government vehicles interstate


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  3. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    @Moose1958 is our 'go to' guy for these questions.
     
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  4. Sappy4happy

    Sappy4happy Bobtail Member

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    That’s probably a question to ask your DMV. I’m only guessing, but if you got a current medical card, and changed your license to interstate non excepted it would probably remove that restriction. Once you get your CDL, the only way you can loose it is to not renew it when needed, or have an offense that would cause your CDL to be revoked. Looks like TX changed that restriction to P17 only allowing the use of govt CMV in interstate.
     
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  5. Moose1958

    Moose1958 Road Train Member

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    Your good OP. Go get a physical and pay your DMV a visit and get all the intrastate restrictions removed. Then come back and see if @Chinatown can help you find a company that will hire you!
     
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  6. DRTDEVL

    DRTDEVL Road Train Member

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    Too easy. Go get a physical. Print the DPS Self-Certification form, fill out your info, select "NON-EXEMPT INTERSTATE," then take it to the local DPS station to have it entered. They will charge you $11 for the replacement license without the restriction, but then you will be good to go. Walk out the door with a paper CDL again, and the new one will come to your mailbox shortly.
     
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  7. rollitup1

    rollitup1 Bobtail Member

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    Great, thanks everyone!
     
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