I let my DOT physical expire 4 years ago, and my CDL was pulled, decided to renew it (school bus) early this year. Had to have complete re-training and re-test.
On a railroad stop you have to put trans in neutral and set brakes. To cross the tracks you have to put transmission in Lo range (automatic) so it doesn’t shift, can’t shift to Drive until bus clears tracks.
Dumbest thing I’ve ever heard of, it’s an automatic transmission fer crying out loud!! Didn’t have to do that 8 years ago when I got license the first time.
I’m also limited to automatic transmission vehicles, no limits the first time.
This is in Pennsylvania.