|Monday, 13 August 2012 14:45|
Finally, I got my California CDL on the very day my Missouri CDL was to expire in July. As many of you know the whole process is convenient and will only take about an hour – NOT.
Actually, after about 10 total hours of sitting in waiting areas getting medically re-qualified, standing in one line at DMV so I could get a number to go stand in another line, having to run back to the “ranch” to get my passport so I could prove I am here legally (must have been my last name), and taking my first written test in 30+ years, I succeeded in getting re-licensed.
My experience here in California is about to be repeated in every state around the country with all the reforms linking the CDL with the medical certification process as well as the implementation of the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners. California and a handful of other states have always demanded the long-form physical in order to get a CDL and while that requirement is not being mandated federally, a lot of the other hurdles to getting licensed are – along with a steeper price tag for keeping your CDL.
Next, I have to renew my TWIC and I’m sure that’ll be a breeze too.