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Old 04-24-2014, 05:13 PM   #29
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That is good to know. My company failed to send my new medical in and I got notified by the Texas Dept. of Public Safety that my CDL was going to be downgrade to a class C and I would have to retake all test if I wanted a CDL again. Had the company send a copy of my medical registerd mail and all is well for two more years.
Are you sure the notice said class C? When I read the regulations a while back, my interpretation was that no medical resulted in loss of CDL status, but that was it.
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Old 04-25-2014, 08:14 AM   #30
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Are you sure the notice said class C? When I read the regulations a while back, my interpretation was that no medical resulted in loss of CDL status, but that was it.
I stand corrected. The letter from Texas DPS states "...your license will be downgraded to a non-commercial driver license." So I can assume for me that would be a non-commercial class A.
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Yeah, that makes sense, really. No medical, no commercial driving privileges.
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Old 04-25-2014, 01:42 PM   #32
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Took my road test today at Seguin DPS office. Relatively quick and straightforward though had to wait two and a half weeks to get a reserved time.
I also passed my driving test Thursday, at the Cleveland, TX. office after waiting 2 weeks. Had to back up about 150' and then parallel park. Road test was nothing special just a lot of stop signs and turns on narrow streets, through a few red lights, then highway driving. Streets she took me down are the narrow type I try never to drive. Never asked if I had red triangles or any other safety equipment.

Told me I was not required to do air brake test since I was not CDL. Now that upset me because I had practiced for it endlessly. Nothing worse than spending a lot of time learning something and then being told I do not have to do it. At least it was time well spent as it is important to know how to test my air system.
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Had signed up on line for the Spring Mega Center only to find out when I got there that they did not test Civilians. Had to go to Conroe for the road test. Had to show documentation/insurance. No air brake test, no check of equipment. Just a road test on the local roads to and from I-45. Pretty much like the others, I avoid those types of traffic situations. All said, the test went fine and Im now legal.

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Interesting to see the differences between the test given at different TX DPS offices. My examiner asked if I had chocks when I checked in at the desk upon arrival (I told her "already chocked" and she thanked me), then upon arriving at the RV asked to check the reflectors and fire extinguisher. After she checked all the lights, wipers and horn operation, had me run the complete air brake test sequence (per the instruction book). I asked if she wanted me to demonstrate the pre-flight vehicle checks and she said no. Our drive covered several stretches of narrow streets and old highway, then merged onto the interstate. Several stop signs, sharp turns and a railroad crossing, different speed limit areas, etc. However, she said "I'm not going to require you to parallel park" (which I had practiced thoroughly and will probably never have the occasion to perform in real life). There was no verbal quiz on anything covered in the instruction book. My examiner was friendly, courteous and professional, even apologized for making me wait a few minutes past my scheduled time because she was running a bit behind.
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Interesting to see the differences between the test given at different TX DPS offices. My examiner asked if I had chocks when I checked in at the desk upon arrival (I told her "already chocked" and she thanked me), then upon arriving at the RV asked to check the reflectors and fire extinguisher. After she checked all the lights, wipers and horn operation, had me run the complete air brake test sequence (per the instruction book). I asked if she wanted me to demonstrate the pre-flight vehicle checks and she said no. Our drive covered several stretches of narrow streets and old highway, then merged onto the interstate. Several stop signs, sharp turns and a railroad crossing, different speed limit areas, etc. However, she said "I'm not going to require you to parallel park" (which I had practiced thoroughly and will probably never have the occasion to perform in real life). There was no verbal quiz on anything covered in the instruction book. My examiner was friendly, courteous and professional, even apologized for making me wait a few minutes past my scheduled time because she was running a bit behind.
Probably the same test she would give to someone testing for a CDL(Commercial Driver License)
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Not exactly. I watched her test a guy driving an 18 wheeler. She made him try to parallel park it, which he screwed up pretty badly. Same route, though.
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My wife and I passed driving test couple weeks ago in Livingston, after the written test 2 weeks prior to that.
Uneventful but 2 items to note. First, DPS lady watched intently on my glancing at side view mirrors every 7 seconds while underway. Second, when I arrived at DPS office she told me to park on road in front of office on shoulder and noticed that I placed my triangles at proper distance behind coach(no need for front reflector as it was a divided highway).
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Does anyone know the medical/physical requirements for a TX Class B? I have been thinking of trying to get legit but am worried about being disallowed because I have one arm.
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Does anyone know the medical/physical requirements for a TX Class B? I have been thinking of trying to get legit but am worried about being disallowed because I have one arm.
Welcome to the forum.

I don't recall ever seeing anything about the Texas non commercial A/B license physical requirements being any different that for a Class C. We had to take an eye test and it did give me trouble. I've had laser surgery to have one eye for reading and the other for distance... I let my brain figure out which to use. It became a problem only because they tested each eye separately so naturally I failed and had to make an appointment with a local optometrist to get tested and certified. Not a big deal though.

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Does anyone know the medical/physical requirements for a TX Class B? I have been thinking of trying to get legit but am worried about being disallowed because I have one arm.
Welcome to iRV2.com.

I recently took the written and driving test for class B. I did not read anything that indicated the physical requirements were any different from what is required for the regular class C. Only required to have a class B if driving a vehicle over 26,000 lbs. This is not a CDL license.

Recommend you call a local DPS for the straight scoop on requirements.
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