DougJim, from what they said its about a 3 hour "education", mostly having the paperwork in order. I'll let you know afterwords
Here in California it is the ones with the Truck with camper. They are the ones you really need to look out for.Doug
Have you ever been DOT inspected by any of your local cops.I go through your area all the time and there was a period of time about a year or so ago when the Warwick PD,especially one cop who got DOT certified,literally waged war on all commercial trucks,he was chasing them down and doing roadside inspections all day long.he chased me down 3 times like he was chasing a bank robber! He measured my mud flaps on my trailer and said they were 3" too short,and gave me a ticket that I had to show up at municipal court for.I was told by a local business owner that business owners in the area complained to the police chief at a town meeting that they were having a hard time having contractors come to your area because they didn't want to get hassled and handed a bunch of tickets.I was talking to a landscaper there who he gave 8 tickets to and put him out of service! I still go through there and have seen him go by me and he has not pulled me over,or any trucks that I seen going by.The powers that be must have calmed him down,because every guy with a commercial truck I talked to around there had his own story about that particular cop.I have had my CDL A license since they came out and had my articulated license before that and have been inspected more times than I can count since 1986 and always have a log book,up to date medical card and keep the truck and trailer up to par,but he was one of the most aggressive DOT cops I ever dealt with.