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Old 12-06-2014, 08:13 PM   #183
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CDL requires annual DOT physical me thinks, and of no practical use unless you need a driving job. Eh?

If you are driving for hire, then you will need one. My license is in Texas. Texas has a Class A/B commercial and Class A/B Non-Commercial. The non-commercial allows you to drive those vehicles while being not for hire. My license is a Class A Commercial, but with a P restriction,...which means I can't drive for hire, and I don't have to have a yearly physical. Don't ask me how or why it's like it is, because it's too much to explain on here. The federal law sets the baseline regarding laws,...and each state can make them more stringent,....like Texas, if they choose to.
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Old 12-16-2014, 12:32 PM   #184
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CDL requires annual DOT physical me thinks, and of no practical use unless you need a driving job. Eh?
Hey guys, I decided to check on the forum to see what I was missing. I am enjoying my retirement and got so busy helping my daughter remodel a house they bought in Tuscon and sightseeing that i have just ignored everything else.

You can get a CDL license if you want without a DOT physical. There is a block to check on the form DL-11cd that exempts the physical because you are not driving "as a commercial" driver, even though you have the CDL designation. But as always, you do NOT need a CDL for driving a motor home, just the proper "CLASS".

Hope you are all doing well, and happy holidays.

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Old 12-16-2014, 12:52 PM   #185
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Arkansas does not have a requirement for a special license to drive an RV no matter what the weight. Only commercial CDL
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If you are driving for hire, then you will need one. My license is in Texas. Texas has a Class A/B commercial and Class A/B Non-Commercial. The non-commercial allows you to drive those vehicles while being not for hire. My license is a Class A Commercial, but with a P restriction,...which means I can't drive for hire, and I don't have to have a yearly physical. Don't ask me how or why it's like it is, because it's too much to explain on here. The federal law sets the baseline regarding laws,...and each state can make them more stringent,....like Texas, if they choose to.
...and in Texas you can have a Class C CDL. (Needed for Hazmat)
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Old 12-23-2014, 04:58 PM   #187
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...and in Texas you can have a Class C CDL. (Needed for Hazmat)

Right on. I'm with ya on that one.
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Old 12-23-2014, 11:06 PM   #188
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If you're thinking about a CDL, be aware that if you possess a CDL, your threshold for DUI drops below .08. I think .02, but I may be wrong on that.

Don't get a CDL unless you absolutely need it, and you don't for a MH.
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Old 12-25-2014, 09:42 PM   #189
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Although the "thread" is PA, there has been so many different States identified that here is one more.

In Texas and possessing a CDL there is no remedial drivers ed for any type of ticket. Just go pay your monies. No deferred adjudication with a CDL.
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I am a Driver License Examiner for Penndot. You are correct, if your vehicle is over 26001 lbs you need a non-commercial class b license. You do not need the air brake restriction removed, but you should know something about air brakes because we will ask you some questions regarding them. In this case there is no pass/fail for the air brakes. You will need to take a short road test though. If you tow a vehicle or trailer in excess of 10000 lbs you will need a Class A (combination vehicles), not a class B.
I am having trouble finding someone with Class B or a CDL license to go with me for testing. Rules per PennDot say you must be. You are perhaps the best resource I found who could guide me through this dilemma. Do examiners adhere to to this policy. Thanks in advance.
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i live in Pa and drive a DP. when I got it the wife made me get my CDL, which I did through the school I taught at. I was told that it is law but not normally enforced. The scary part is how many RV drivers on the road have the training or license to drive a big rig? Many dealers just want to sell the unit and do not worry about the aftermath. I owned 2 gassers before my DP and had some experience with larger vehicles, buthte course helped a lot.
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