"They let their CDL go" - What does it mean?

Discussion in 'Trucking Industry Regulations' started by jd1952, Apr 5, 2012.

  1. Cowpie1

    Cowpie1 Road Train Member

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    Yeah, just paying to keep CDL current is a good idea. My state is renewing DL’s including CDL for 8 years at a shot. I renewed mine in 2015 and it goes to 2023. The few extra bucks to renew CDL is well worth it. You never know when opportunity knocks.
     
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  3. Wargames

    Wargames Captain Crusty

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    i got mine in 1974, "D" license.
     
  4. Val_Caldera

    Val_Caldera Light Load Member

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    Nice Comments and Information from All in this Thread!
    Thanks B-2 Y'all!
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    Reasons I'm "letting the A go":
    I've lost interest in:
    1) Auto-shift.
    2) being WATCHED while I drive (some companies have 3 Cameras watching the Driver). I have ZERO camera in my 4-wheeler.
    3) being told I can not use MY PHONE while driving even with a HEADSET.
    4) Cannot Eat Food or Drink Fluids while Driving (heard that a few times locally). I'm Old School, when I drop something on the floor, it remains till I SAFELY STOP (usually temporarily on a Ramp or Truck Friendly Business).
    5) Electronic Logs. I started Driving when no one ever heard of Electronic Logs, just Comic/Coloring Books. I despise E-Logs.
    6) "required" 30 minute breaks. I'll find a truck stop and wait in the fuel line, easily 30 minutes.
    7) The Attitudes of these many "newbies" as well shippers/receivers (not all, just many).
    8) The "new attire" and flip flops.
    9) D.O.T.
    10) F.M.C.S.R.

    CHEERS!!
    I Hope Safe And Pleasant Journeys To Thee And Thy Loved Ones!!
     
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  5. Wargames

    Wargames Captain Crusty

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  6. Wargames

    Wargames Captain Crusty

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    I know exactly what you’re saying. I’m working a little longer, but if something happens to my wife, immediately I’m done. I wish you the best of luck, enjoy retirement.
     
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  7. Allow Me.

    Allow Me. Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    I had actually retired in '08 and kept my CDL until '12. Then downsized it since I had not driven in 4 years. Then in '15 in Ky. a neighbor farmer needed a CDL driver for his harvest run and I worked for him for 6 weeks without a CDL and it was legal, not even a med card.
     
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  8. Val_Caldera

    Val_Caldera Light Load Member

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    I've a Nigerian born neighbor across street that owns 2 Tractors with 2 Rental Trailers.
    He's not anywhere near broke or strapped for cash.
    He and wife have 6 children, 5 vehicles (not including Trucks), 1 two story house with single vehicle garage full of "family stuff".
    1 truck parked in his yard.
    Other Truck with 2 Trailers somewhere close.
    Driver for Other truck quit last year.
    He asked me a coupla times If I am still interested in Driving.
    I said NO becuz Wife needs assistance.
    Kinda bummed him out.
    He's still Looking and hasn't driven the "yard truck" since last September. It's Yard Art!
    CHEERS!!
     
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