Yes as an examiner you'd know perfectly well it is illegal to drive a vehicle you are unlicensed to drive. Although I though if you have a person with you with a learner permit then the observer must hold an open license for that particular vehicle type? Which is probably why they should only allow an examiner with a CDL licence to conduct the test hey but that makes perfect sense huh and we all know that when it comes to common sense some government institutions seem to lack it just a tad.
Is it true CDL examiners at DMV don't have a CDL themselves?
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aussiejosh Road Train Member
- Aug 28, 2009
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If they know how to give the tests, perhaps they should pass them first.Last edited: Jun 20, 2022
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Espressolane Road Train Member
- Nov 21, 2009
The people that make DOT rules/regulations don’t have a CDL either.W923, Geekonthestreet, OLDSKOOLERnWV and 4 others Thank this.
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brian991219 Road Train Member
- Aug 10, 2013
As for the OP, yes a state employee, even fully qualified with a CDL, is never going to drive a vehicle back to a test site or need to do anything other than tell the permit holder being tested to stop and set the brakes. A third party examiner like myself that is a fully licensed CDL driver and drives almost daily, we would be qualified and maybe tempted but the regulations simply don't allow for it.W923, Another Canadian driver, NY2001 and 2 others Thank this.
Moose1958 Road Train Member
- Dec 17, 2010
Judge Road Train Member
- Mar 19, 2014
The CDL tester here didn’t have one, until he had a dude that couldn’t drive, made him stop the truck and she couldn’t drive it back, i only know cause I was called to bring it back to the CDL testing site.
at least they didn’t charge me $150 to drive it back.
No money paid to me either though, just a thanks, off handedly at that.
She has her license now, but if she didn’t, i still won’t go get it again, that’s why they have wreckers, pay them $500 for a hookup.
kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member
- Jan 13, 2013
I thought it was too easy after all the work I put in learning to back up.
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