A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL License) allows holders to operate some of the largest trucks on the road. It makes sense, then, that there are requirements in place to ensure the safety of all drivers on the nation’s highways.
Before the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) stepped in, anyone with a license could legally operate heavy machinery, such as tractor-trailers and busses. The Commercial Motor Vehicle Act of 1986 made it necessary to hold a specific class of CDL depending on the weight of the vehicle.
Just as there are regulations for the road, there are also regulations for CDL truck drivers that ensure safety for everyone on America's highways.
Specific CDL requirements may vary from state to state. Things like forms of identity, proof of residence, and physical examinations are likely to differ between each state as well as the amount of documentation you'll be required to bring.
To make sure that you are up-to-date and well prepared, click below to learn specific details of your testing location's state regulations.
The Professional Truck Driving Industry has its own set of standards, and it’s important that those looking to enter the Industry keep a positive, healthy lifestyle. By being aware of what’s expected of you and abiding by the rules set in place to protect lives, you can improve your chances of success as a Class A CDL Professional Truck Driver!
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