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Old 06-10-2008, 03:07 PM
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Default Class A with passenger endorsement... not easy to get.

I ran into a few roadblocks because I found that the only way to get passenger endorsement on a class A, B, or C license is to be employed by a company that trains you for the earning of a passenger endorsement.

No problem, but I feel there should be a way to do it if:

A) you have a class A license
B) you are able to bring a commercial passenger vehicle to a Road Test.

It seems impossible according to today's laws/ standards.
(I'm sure there are some reasons the laws were made)

Questions:

1) Can it be possible that the passenger endorsement part of the test is
just a "written" test as long as you bring a commercial vehicle to the Road Test?

2) If I go to a reputable CDL school and get my CDL class A there, will I still have no way of taking a passenger endorsement Road Test? Because a big rig is in no way a "passenger" vehicle?

3) The fact that one must supply his own commercial passenger vehicle for a passenger endorsement means that I will be stuck?

4) I think it is against any company's insurance policy to rent out a commercial vehicle, and this is also why companies charter the vehicles.

This also makes any attempt at taking the Road test with a rented commercial passenger vehicle, an impossibility.

greaarrrg!

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Old 06-10-2008, 05:06 PM
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I have a passenger endorsement on mine. But, I started out as a school bus driver, then went into class A. The school bus endorsement has been dropped, but the passenger stayed.
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Old 06-10-2008, 09:48 PM
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I have a passenger endorsement on mine. But, I started out as a school bus driver, then went into class A. The school bus endorsement has been dropped, but the passenger stayed.
X2 but I still have my school bus endorsement. No idea why, I guarantee I will never use it again.
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Old 06-18-2008, 02:50 AM
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I'm taking my CDL thru the local school system and have the option of taking the passenger endorsement at no addional $$. I will have to get the permit from DMV, take the PTI and road skills test seperatily from my CDL testing... And get to use the school bus for it.
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