Do I need a CDL?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by spudman 2, Dec 8, 2010.

  1. CLARK LAWN

    CLARK LAWN LawnSite Silver Member
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    you havent made any point. there is no such thing as an air brake endorsement.

    if you are sure there is post a link to prove it.
     
  2. CLARK LAWN

    CLARK LAWN LawnSite Silver Member
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    you might want to recheck those, unless they are different in DC.
     
  3. gasracer

    gasracer LawnSite Bronze Member
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  4. MarcSmith

    MarcSmith LawnSite Fanatic
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    I live in VA and Work in DC

    those are the VA Restrictions in VA copied from the DMV website.

    http://www.dmv.virginia.gov/webdoc/citizen/drivers/cdl_class.asp

    from code 1313.3 DC DMV

    1313.3 The following restrictions shall be displayed on a driver’s license to specify
    special conditions under which a driver may operate a motor vehicle:
    (a) Must wear glasses or contact lenses;
    (b) May not operate a vehicle with air brakes;
    (c) May not operate vehicles for compensation prior to age eighteen (18);
    (d) Must be accompanied by driver who is authorized to operate class of
    vehicle being driven;
    (e) May not operate Class “A,” “B” or “C” vehicles in interstate commerce;
    (f) Valid only when presented with official document noting special driving
    conditions; and
    (g) Valid only when presented with a valid medical card; and
    (h) May not operate tractors and semi-trailers.
     
  5. MarcSmith

    MarcSmith LawnSite Fanatic
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    correct there is no air brake ENDORSEMENT, only an air brake RESTRICTION
     
  6. zabmasonry

    zabmasonry LawnSite Senior Member
    from C. VT
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    like I said, these threads usually create quite the argument. Perhaps the moderators can make a sticky that just says, Call your local DMV
     
  7. CLARK LAWN

    CLARK LAWN LawnSite Silver Member
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    WOW! Virginia restriction and different codes than just aboutevery other state.
     
  8. CLARK LAWN

    CLARK LAWN LawnSite Silver Member
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    or learn how to follow one of the many flow charts that are on here. maybe get a fifth grade education so u can read and understand what is posted from state web sites.
     
  9. MarcSmith

    MarcSmith LawnSite Fanatic
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    clark

    I would fathom that many states have various forms of restrictions. whether it be air brakes, glasses, daytime driving only, school busses only, ect.

    Iwoudl also fathom thatr many people need a CDL Lic, , for driving a van (people cargo), school bus, transport chems, ect, where they do not need an air brakes since the vehicle is not equipped. So they take the CDL test with out the Air brakes. so they get a CDL with a restriction.

    In effect a CDL is a regular Drivers liscence with a commercial endorsement. much like you can get a motrocycle endorsement on the DL.

    in my above post the Code 1313 is cut and pasted from the DC DMV website with the link to the VA website above it. both have similar "restrictions" just different codes for them. just like the endorsements codes differ from state to state.
     
  10. CLARK LAWN

    CLARK LAWN LawnSite Silver Member
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    Marc i mean like in almost every other state i have looked at "L" is air brake restriction and "K" is intrastate. i know a few people that have a classA CDL with the air brake restriction. they took the test in a 33K dump with juice brakes pulling a 12K trailer with electric brakes.
     

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