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Mass Hoisting license questions

Discussion in 'Snow Management Safety & Training' started by eastcoastjava, Feb 12, 2013.

  1. eastcoastjava

    eastcoastjava Senior Member
    from Boston
    Messages: 165

    Well right now i am about to go for my MA hoisting license but this state likes to make it impossible to do anything and when calling DPS i might as well as talk to a wall. so i have a few questions

    1-For the medical examination for DOT do i have my doctor complete the form or do i have to see someone who they tell me to go and see.

    2- I want to apply for a 1B(Telescoping boom with cables cranes), 2A(excavators), 2B(front end loaders/backhoes), 2C(Front end loaders/uniloaders). So how would i go about applying for all of these

    3- What is a 4A unlimited specialty series and what can you operate under that.

    5- How hard are the exams, i have heard they are a breeze and then some tell me they are full of questions regarding impossible stuff to study.

    6- Is there any practice exams, i know the the hand signals, dig safe codes, and most safety stuff regarding operation.
  2. Morrissey snow removal

    Morrissey snow removal PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,798

    exam is easy i had study packets at one point have no clue where they are now alot of common sence and hand signal ?s i just got my medical card from my doctor and i have 2a witch covers 2a 2b 2c
  3. camara

    camara Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    In 2014 the 1B and 1A licenceses will be under federal juristriction similar to CDL's. The new tests for that are very hard as there is a written test and a practical, or hands on test. And from what I understand there will be tonnage rating restrictions and you will have to supply your own crane for the test. Presently classes are being held at various companies and cost about $1500. I have no idea what the test costs.

    The rest of the operators tests are just common sence. I have never studied for the tests. Best bet is to go to DPS website to get info. The phone is useless!
  4. eastcoastjava

    eastcoastjava Senior Member
    from Boston
    Messages: 165

    So even if i get my Class 1b this year will i have to go next year and get re-certified through the federal license system? Once again this last week i called DPS for some answers and i ended up wasting another 30 minutes of my life because everyone who works there has their head up their ***. All i know is i need to get this done and over with because my boss is on me for getting my 2A
  5. cat320

    cat320 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,224

    When i got my 2a back in the day i called the dps and all i got was there is nothing to study good luck all practicall knowlege and safety.
  6. BBC co

    BBC co PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,883

    I took the edgewater prep course for it and it's all basic stuff only thing I would recommend other then reading the state provided books is spending xtra time on the hand signals that they would most definitely be on the test
  7. FF/P215

    FF/P215 Senior Member
    from 01085
    Messages: 176

    Massachusetts is outsourcing everything now. They can't keep up with a ton of their own paperwork, so they are going national and/or federal are will charge you their own fees so they can keep their income with less payroll. From EMT certifications to heavy equipment licensing.
  8. jhenderson9196

    jhenderson9196 Senior Member
    Messages: 615

    It's worse in RI. There is a bill in the House that would force a 4000 hr documented experience rule before you could even take the test. This keeps the union in play and keeps out new competition.
  9. cafofo

    cafofo Junior Member
    from usa
    Messages: 4

  10. theholycow

    theholycow PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,180

    Save yourself the effort of installing OpenOffice, use the portable edition.

    LibreOffice is a slightly improved version of it, if you're interested in something you can use for more features.

    I think Google Docs can open OpenOffice files too, so you could probably just use your Google account if you have one.
  11. cafofo

    cafofo Junior Member
    from usa
    Messages: 4

    I tried but did not work
  12. eastcoastjava

    eastcoastjava Senior Member
    from Boston
    Messages: 165

    Pay attention to hand signals is all i have to say. But i did get my 2A a few months ago after i took a prep class and it seemed to pay itself off.
  13. wbrawlerw

    wbrawlerw Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    Need your help


    Your link above does not work. Can you please provide again a working link. My poor uncle is struggling on the 2A hoisting test. Anything you can share would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

  14. RSI Const.

    RSI Const. Junior Member
    Messages: 21

    For the DOT Medical, your doctor has to registered with the state to conduct the DOT Physical. I was lucky as my doctor was. You should be able to find the application for all of the test exams on the DPS website. The exams are not that tough. You need to know the hand signals and the Dig Safe colors as well as practical/common sense things. It is a multiple choice test. the best bet on practice exams is to take a prep course or find someone that just took the test to see what was on it.
  15. deeges909

    deeges909 Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    I have a copy of a test w answers. I believe they have like 5 dif tests but this is a good
    Practice test. There are none online that I could find. Email me for a copy.
    fedortiz0325 likes this.
  16. fedortiz0325

    fedortiz0325 Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    hi, can I get copy please for the Mass Hoisting license ,thanks
  17. cafofo

    cafofo Junior Member
    from usa
    Messages: 4

  18. cafofo

    cafofo Junior Member
    from usa
    Messages: 4

  19. BEN325i

    BEN325i Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    hi could i get copy of test THX BEN benpa71@gmail.com
  20. Sullie16

    Sullie16 Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    Hi I was wondering if I could also get a copy of the test. I am going to take it in a week and wanted to see what I was in for. My email is

    Thanks for any help