You are exactly right.Nothing. Thats just it. I work around my town and a couple around me and drag a chipper behind me and never go out of state. Why DOT numbers are needed in this state is beyond me. It's just another bureaucratic piece of BS the states dumping on us.
I have had a conventional CDL for almost forty years. So was thinking not too big of a deal. I was going to just go in to the office show my stuff and be on my way. No way. All CDL people need to have real ID. That means all documents need to be reviewed. After the back grounds checks I am told to take the test that would apply.Was the renewal because of age? If not why all the tests?
I do not believe that I can answer perfectly accurate your questions so will not try. I believe that I have always had most endorsements including Federal. When my renewal came up I received a letter stating that all eligibility would be reviewed and tested. The good thing was that they were going to give me six months to complete the process, but I did not want to take chances that I might not complete my renewal so I mostly took three weeks from work and got it done. My contact at the DMV made several jokes and comments about my testing. She said nobody passes all the test first time around. So that made me feel great only failing one test that I did not study at all for. After the last test was handed to me that was %100 I thought finally this is over. Then she said do not get stopped in your car because you do not have a license to drive a car. She said I could come in any time and take the C test. So a week latter took that test too. I pretty much know little about driving a car. I do not ever want to be in a DMV office again. When I took my CDL test almost forty years ago was one of three that passed every thing 100% So I was thinking how hard can this be. ThanksWhen I renewed my class A I brought in the required documentation and was out in 10 minutes. No tests, written or practical. I do not understand what “ Tests” you had to take if you already held a CDL. Was your prev license a true federal CDL or a California issued license with non commercial towing privileges?