Question about CDL Endorsement Codes

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  1. iamtrying

    iamtrying Bobtail Member

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    In my state they have 6 endorsements for CDL licenses.
    • Code T for Double and Triple Trailer
    • Code P for Passenger
    • Code S for School Bus
    • Code N for Tank Vehicle
    • Code H for Hazardous Materials
    • Code X Tanker and Hazardous Material Combinations
    My question is, I can understand using the Code letters for all of the endorsement except one. Why do they use Code N for Tank Vehicle?

    Thanks. I'm just starting out.
     
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2021
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  3. ZVar

    ZVar Road Train Member

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    Because T is already taken.....
    Could be as simple as some bureaucrat tossed a dart at the wall and hit the letter N.
     
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  4. iamtrying

    iamtrying Bobtail Member

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    This is absolutely true!!! I had a government job once and their codes for what they stood for. My superiors would joke all the time about the codes given years before for the organizations and preciouses those codes stood for. They were just chosen out of the blue without any thought given to them.
     
  5. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

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    what he..........^^^^^^^^^......said

    like in my state, i have a motorcycle "restriction" on my license, and they use the letter.."H".......

    cuz "M" is used for manual transmission.......

    which worked out fine for me, i had Honda motorbike......
     
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  6. iamtrying

    iamtrying Bobtail Member

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    What’s the best way to study and commit these endorsements and other CDL license information to long term memory? I’m studying the manual now and it’s a bit of a challenge.
     
  7. LoboSolo

    LoboSolo Medium Load Member

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    Well, if ya wanna be a Truck Driver, you can probably start by kicking out Passenger and School Bus, so then ya only got 4 codes to worry about for now.

    Seriously, worry about the stuff that really matters, especially that Pretrip routine. Thats the hard one, and if you do it every day of your working life as a Truck Driver, you'll save yerself a lot of problems and trouble.
     
  8. Allow Me.

    Allow Me. Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    "X" is haz tank, which you can drive Non-Haz tank also. "N" is non-haz tank only. "N"= Non right ? Now you know.
     
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  9. black_dog106

    black_dog106 Road Train Member

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    Everything you need is in the manual. For a change and some sample test questions etc, do an online search. Unlimited information will be at your fingertips.
     
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