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can operator license be used in another state

Discussion in 'General Industry Questions' started by newbie1276, Apr 1, 2008.

  1. Arabhacks

    Arabhacks Banned

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    License? We don' need no stinkin' license!

    Hello.

    This is Texas, there are absolutely no license requirements for a "Tractor" whatsoever as far as the operator goes.
    One can slap "Machinery plate" on a tractor and go trucking down the road, just not a "Controlled access highway".
    http://www.dot.state.tx.us/txdotefo...eportError.jsp&configFile=WFServletConfig.xml
    http://codes.lp.findlaw.com/txstatutes/TN/7/C/545/B/545.0651
    http://www.county.org/resources/legis/documents/ruleoftheroad-SubtitleC.pdf
    If the tractor has the correct number and color of lights and is otherwise road-worthy it can be driven to and from school, I should know. :D
    Turn signals are not required but 2 headlights and 2 taillights are required.
    The trick is to replace the rear lug tires with 22.5 big truck tires and the front with trailer tires, small farm type tractor.
    A dimmer switch and 2 element headlights need to be fitted as well as a brake light switch and wiring.
     
  2. Eric

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    This whole thing sounds like a scam to me..... reminds me of a joke I once heard about a duck hunter and a nosy game warden. That's for another day. In New Mexico we don't require any licenses for anything except a forklift and a crane. I have never been checked for a forklift license though, I recon it's just for companies to keep on file for insurance purposes.
    So correct me if I'm wrong, if I moved to Massatwoschlitz or Rhode Island and I had 15 years experience, I couldn't operate there unless I had a "license"? Next thing you know they're gonna want to charge you some stupid amount of money and make you take a stupid long test just to drive a semi truck.
     
  3. kittyCAT

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    yup thats correct. no license, cant operate. :Banghead
     
  4. brian falcone

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    no joke the first question on my test was
    how many people can safley ride on a backhoe?
    other questions relay to dig safe colors and what to do if you hit overhead wires and the like. also
    what 5 fluids should be checked before start up?
    can a grease fitting be over greased?
    what position should the buckets be in when streeting a backhoe?
    where should ladders be position in the trench?
    a lot of it was multiple choice. and they did not tell me my grade. just got a letter saying i passed and i can go pick up the card. i think it took about 15 minutes for the test. it was at ccri in warwick. i need to get my mass one now as we are working there a lot more often. we got a visit from osha while finishing up a job in portsmouth last fall and they checked all the operators. fun stuff. in rhode island the law is ANY GAS, DIESEL ,STEAM OR ELECTRIC POWERED MACHINE GREATER THAN 5 HORSE POWER THAT DIGS,LIFTS,GRADES.COMPACTS.HAULS. ETC. ETC. MUST BE OPERATED BY A LICENCED OPERATOR. not sure if it means plate compators too? what if joe home owner rents a bobcat from united rentals? does he need it too? ive heard stories of people running their own machine on their own property getting fined for not having one. i think farms are exempt.
     
  5. kittyCAT

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    How/where did you sign up for the test?
     
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    here they have forklift certified .... which is basically a piece of paper with a few questions.... with the answers conveniently close by.... I think it's an OSHA requirement...
    you write your name ... mark the answers... sign and date.... then it's stuck in a file cabinet...
    It's done at the office or jobsite.... some places have a hardhat sticker
     
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    Is that just for public work? Or does that hold true for mines and quarry's?
     
  10. MrKomatsu

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    no license needed in Tx...............
     
  11. hammerdwn20

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    no license here in NJ either except crane and forklift. How long has it been like that in your states? I bet it will become nationwide within 10 years.
    Seems like anyone can get a cdl here though. You should see all the trucks that get destroyed just at the warehouse we work at. Clutches, driveshafts and rearends about every other week.
     
  12. Arabhacks

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    Licanse!

    Hello.

    Don' ya just hate it when that happens? :D :D :D :tong
     
  13. Buckethead

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    Here you need a state license for cranes, forklifts require an OSHA certification, no license required for dirt equipment.
     
  14. dynahoescott

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    Hammerdown20 is right only cranes and forklifts need licenses in NJ none what so ever for dirt equipment. the funny thing is the police dont even know what the proper license requirements are. I was driving a 200 dynahoe through bayonne one day when a most unfriendly police officer told me I could only be on my way after I produced a cdl license,( I had a class a cdl) but I told him I didnt need one& he called me a punk kid, (not a good idea to call a marine 6months out of thr corps that) so I alerted him that I wanted him to take his badge off and say that to me. being the coward he was and lucky for him he put his tail between his legs and crawled back under his rock somewhere. but I am sorry, the point is in NJ nobody has any idea. SORRY I still have some anger over that situation , and it has been 20 years.
     
  15. dynahoescott

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    sorry guys, I still get mad when I think of it, please excuse the hostility, I honestly apologize to my friends on HEF.
     
  16. johnnysandbox

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    hoisting license test

    hoisting license test
    Is the Massachusetts hoisting license test exam the same as Rhode Island test exam? same q's and a's?
     
  17. Greg

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    Last time I looked Wisconsin was up north and no license needed here. Did a job in Oregon state several years ago. Almost need a license to get a license there. When I was there they didn't like my crane operator's paper work from Texas, Longshoremen didn't like our welder's certification cause it wasn't from Oregon, just a total joke. OSHA man came a calling didn't like it cause none of were certified "High Iron" in Oregon state which is above 60 feet. Told me I should take certification class for everything I run while I was there so I would have it. Turns out all you have to do become a "certified instructor" is take a class for that too. Just a big money grab is all it looks like to me.
     
  18. diggerman57

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    In Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Conneticut you need to have a license to operate any heavy equipment. If you just run dirt equipment in R.I. you only need to get a payloader/backhoe license, which is a relatively easy test. You must have some machine knowledge, OSHA trench safety knowledge, and know your hand signals.

    In Ma. the testing is a little different. If you are running dirt equipment, you will need to get at least a 2B license, but that doesn't cover excavators. You'd be better off getting a 2A license which covers all dirt equipment. The tests in Ma. are similar to R.I., but are not the same. In Ma. you need to study the CMR which are codes and regulations for Ma. in addition to OSHA rules. Don't get me wrong, I still think the Ma. test is pretty easy but, you should read and know the rules. Shame on anybody who doesn't at least know the OSHA trenching rules.

    In CT. I'm not sure what the written test consists of. I was grandfathered in with that license. I do know that in CT. in addition to a written test you must preform a hands on field test, but I don't know what you're required to do.

    I think that all states should require licenses. I agree that it's a money grab for states, but at least it makes people learn some of the safety rules that are important to know in our trade. I see people that aren't licensed and don't have any knowledge of OSHA regs., and it shocks me. I mean, knowledge is power right? So if being licensed means you have at least some knowledge it makes you that much more valuable.
     
  19. milling_drum

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    I'm wondering why the USA has no across the board rules on licensing and/or pay rates....

    Makes me ill to think about it.
     
  20. trlbl

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    Its a union thing.