CDL Endorsement for your Commercial Drivers License
- CDL Endorsement by Vehicle Type
- How to Prepare for your CDL Exam
- License Classifications and Requirements
CDL Endorsement Skills Tests
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Types of CDL Endorsements
Many applicants for a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) are often confused by federal and state requirements to apply for a CDL. When a person gets any CDL, they take the General Knowledge Test and the tests for any endorsement(s) they want or need for the Class A, B or C license. Depending on the vehicle you will be driving the following CDL Endorsement may be required with one or more skills tests.
- -T: Double/Triple Trailers: Pulling, Coupling and Inspecting
- -P: Transporting Passenger: Danger Zones, Emergencies, Antilock Braking Systems
- -N: Tank Vehicle: Safe Driving and Inspecting Tanks
- -H: Hazardous Materials: Regulations, Responsibilities and Emergencies
- -X: Combination of Tank Vehicle and Hazardous Materials
In addition, here are the basic requirements:
- Residency in the state in which you will be licensed
- Being at least 18 years of age to drive within your own state and at least 21 years of age to drive out-of-state
- A medical exam, vision screening, and drug test
- Proof of your social security number
- No active driver's license suspensions or revocations in any state
- Passing all applicable background screens
- Surrendering your state driver license once you earn a CDL
The federal standard requires states to issue a CDL to drivers according to license classifications. Here are the Class designations from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration:
- Class A License - Any combination of vehicles with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds provided the GVWR of the vehicle(s) being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
- Class B License - Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing a vehicle not in excess of 10,000 pounds GVWR.
- Class C License - Any single vehicle, or combination of vehicles, that does not meet the definition of Class A or Class B, but is either designed to transport 16 or more passengers, including the driver, or is placarded for hazardous materials.
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