Passenger Endorsement getting Stricter?

Discussion in 'Trucking Industry Regulations' started by Northeasterner, Mar 25, 2024.

  1. Northeasterner

    Northeasterner Medium Load Member

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    Here in New Hampshire I was told by DMV that the usual state police fingerprinting and written isn't enough to add a 'P' to an already-existing CDL, now you gotta retake the road test to get that 'P' endorsement.

    School bus and coach bus pay has gone up a bit lately, not sure if it's the sudden crimp from these rules or just inflation.

    Anyone noticed this in their state?
     
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  3. dptrucker

    dptrucker Road Train Member

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    in calif. as far as i remember it, road test was required to add the p endorsement
     
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  4. Kyle G.

    Kyle G. Road Train Member

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    Road test has always been required as long as I've been driving. But most bus companies that I've seen offer in-house training/testing, so at least there's that.
     
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  5. Northeasterner

    Northeasterner Medium Load Member

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    yeah the NH school bus company employees unionized a few years back, allegedly turned $15/hr into $25/hr and honestly made me start paying attention to that kinda work. They still can't find workers tho.
     
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  6. FLHT

    FLHT Road Train Member

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    The parish can't hire enough drivers here.
    Its the passengers that are the problem here.
    Future residents of Angola State.
     
  7. Northeasterner

    Northeasterner Medium Load Member

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    lol, parish as in louisiana parish?
     
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  8. The one california kid

    The one california kid Light Load Member

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    In KS road test required, am not sure about when renewal. I didn't have it for one main reason. Those boxes didn't talk back or give me attitude.
     
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  9. The one california kid

    The one california kid Light Load Member

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    Yeah, I tried to stay out of the state that murdered Bonnie & Clyde as much as possible.
     
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  10. blairandgretchen

    blairandgretchen Road Train Member

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    Might be federal. Buddy here in Missouri, CDL A holder for 20 plus years, had to take a $2k training course and a road test for 'P'. And he failed it the first time around :)

    His thought was the same, he's sold his OTR trucks, bought a dump truck for local and was looking at coach driving , on call - to fill in time.

    $25-$30/hour round here.
     
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