Q. Who needs a Commercial Driver's License (CDL)?



  • Guide to Commercial Driver's License Program (CDL/CDLIS)

  • A truck with double or triple trailers

  • A truck with a tank

  • A truck carrying hazardous materials

  • A passenger vehicle

How to Get a CDL

  • Contact your state Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)

CDL Federal Regulations

  • 49 CFR 383: Standards for CDLs

  • 49 CFR 383.3: Exceptions (including farm workers, military drivers, firefighters, emergency response vehicle drivers)

  • 49 CFR 383.5: Definition of "Commercial Motor Vehicle" and which vehicles require a CDL

  • Subpart H: Driver testing

Questions? Contact the Federal Motor Carrier Safely Administration (FMCSA)


  • Last Updated Jul 20, 2017
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  • Answered By David Martin

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