New Hot shot driver questions

Discussion in 'Expediter and Hot Shot Trucking Forum' started by LCplTweak, Oct 6, 2019.

  1. LCplTweak

    LCplTweak Bobtail Member

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    Hey y'all,

    What are the requirements for driving non-CDL with just a flatbed truck without a trailer? I know that I need a CDL if I ever plan to pull over 26,000 pounds (and yes, with a flatbed trailer) but my partner and I are thinking about starting with just a flatbed truck and building up cash to buy a better truck and trailer and then I plan on getting a CDL to do bigger loads or even invest in a semi and trailer. Also, I have heard about the 65' rule in Texas (I saw someone comment about this in another thread) and I was curious if anyone had some information or documentation I could review for verification?
     
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  2. RicoNC

    RicoNC Light Load Member

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    why aren't you getting your CDL first??
     
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  3. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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  4. LCplTweak

    LCplTweak Bobtail Member

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    Because right now, I do not have a need for it. I want to build up experience first and, plus, I do not have the best schedule to do CDL training right now either.
     
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  5. LCplTweak

    LCplTweak Bobtail Member

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    Do I need to get my CDL prior to starting this?
     
  6. RicoNC

    RicoNC Light Load Member

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    I completely understand...HOWEVER it's always better to have it and dont need it than need it and dont have it...just my 2 cents... try to get some info about some community college around your area...some of them they may have full time as well as part time...
     
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