Removing the Automatic restrictions class A CDL?

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  1. Zachg

    Zachg Bobtail Member

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    I have a class a cdl in Tennessee i was wondering if I could retake my driving test in a triaxle or quad axle dump truck with a 8 speed transmission to remove the automatic restriction from my license
     
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  3. ZVar

    ZVar Road Train Member

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    8 speed manual? Sure you can. Here's the kicker though. You will get a new license based on what you drove to test.
    So without a trailer it would be class B. If you hook up a trailer it will have a 5th wheel restriction. Could also have an air brake restriction if it has hydraulic brakes.

    In a nutshell it's based on the current vehicle tested in.
     
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  4. Kyle G.

    Kyle G. Road Train Member

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    Your answer makes sense, but how then does one go about getting a passenger endorsement on their class A license? I would have to take a road test with a bus, but that would downgrade my license to a class b?
     
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    ZVar Road Train Member

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    You are adding an endorsement with passenger, not removing a restriction.
    They also are specifically required to use a special vehicle (bus) for the skills test.

    In a nutshell p and s endorsements are a special case.
     
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  6. Wasted Thyme

    Wasted Thyme Road Train Member

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    Passenger is a written test. Not a road test. Just like hazmat.

    So apples to oranges argument.
     
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  7. Kyle G.

    Kyle G. Road Train Member

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    It is a written test and a road test.
     
  8. ZVar

    ZVar Road Train Member

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    There is a skills test (road test), at least in MI. Without caring enough to verify, I'd assume that is a federal requirement.
     
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  9. drivingmissdaisy

    drivingmissdaisy Medium Load Member

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    Not if you have an A. I doubt it. Your A overrides the need for a skills test in a B vehicle.

    Maybe its different state to state. I don't know.
     
  10. dibstr

    dibstr Road Train Member

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    Yep, 383.117. Also unless the road test is in a Class A bus, the license will have a restriction. For example if the test is in a Class B passenger vehicle the restriction will be for No class A Passenger vehicles.
     
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  11. drivingmissdaisy

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    What is a class A bus? An articulated bus? Do we have those? I guess a Greyhound at 45000 would count.
     
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