Utah Department of Public Safety

Driver License Division - CDL

Important Links

 

 

  You can apply for your Commercial Driver License at all Driver License offices except for:

  •   Beaver, Farmington, Heber, Kanab, Logan, Provo and Tooele

 

  If the vehicle is over 10,001 LBS you must have DOT Medical Card, click here for Medical Card Requirements

 

WHAT TYPE OF CDL DO I NEED?     

      

             

 

ALERT: Federal Motor Carrier Administration (FMCSA) has extended the requirement to carry the paper copy of the DOT card until January 30, 2015.  Initially drivers only needed to carry the paper copy of the DOT card for 14 days beginning January 30, 2014.  All CDL drivers must comply by submitting a DOT card and a Medical Self Certification to the Driver License Division by January 30, 2014 or they must downgrade.  Drivers that fail to comply or downgrade will have the driver license disqualified and denied.

 

WHAT DO I NEED FOR A CLASS A, B OR C?

 

  • Class A
    • Applicant must have DOT medical card and pass a general knowledge and combination written test, (air brakes if applicable.)  Applicant must also take a skills test in a vehicle over 26,001 lbs and trailer over 10,001 lbs.
  • Class B
    • Applicant must have DOT medical card and pass a general knowledge written test and air brakes if the vehicle is equipped.  Applicant must also take a skills test in a single vehicle over 26,001 lbs.
  • Class C
    • Applicant must have DOT medical card and pass a general knowledge written test and air brakes if the vehicle is equipped and either hazmat or passenger written test.  Applicant must also take a skills test in a vehicle less than 26,001 lbs that is designed to carry 16 or more passengers for passenger endorsement, or vehicle less than 26,001 lbs for hazmat endorsement.

 


CDL ENDORSEMENTS:

 

  • T (Doubles and Triples) requires you to pass a 20 question written test to add endorsement to license
  • N (Tank) to drive a tank vehicle over 1,000 gallons requires you to pass a 20 question written test to add endorsement to license
  • H (Hazmat) to drive a vehicle carrying hazardous material in placard amounts requires you to pass a 30 question written test and take a skills test in representative vehicle to add endorsement to license.  Must have TSA approval
  • X (Tank and Hazmat) Must have TSA approval
  • P (Passenger) to drive a vehicle carrying 16 passengers (including driver) requires you to pass a 20 question written test and take a skills test in representative vehicle to add endorsement to license
  • S (School) to drive a school bus the applicant is required to pass a 20 question written test on passengers and 25 question written test on school bus as well as take a skills test in a school bus

 


CDL RESTRICTIONS:

 

  • A - No restrictions
  • B - Driver must wear corrective lenses
  • E - Vehicle must be equipped with an automatic transmission
  • J - Which restricts the driver for any other CDL restriction deemed necessary by the Division
  • K - Which restricts the driver to driving intrastate only any commercial motor vehicle
  • L - Which restricts the driver to driving a commercial motor vehicle not equipped with air brakes
  • M - Driver may not transport passengers using a class "A" bus
  • N - Driver may not transport passengers using a class "A" or "B" bus
  • O - No tractor-trailer CMV
  • V - Variance

 


TSA APPROVAL FOR HAZMAT ENDORSEMENT:

 

The TSA and US Department of Transportation require background checks on CDL drivers with a hazardous materials endorsement.  CDL drivers are required to have an approved TSA check on all original, renewal, upgrade and state-to-state transfer licenses, every 5 years.  TSA online application, click here.  How to apply for TSA background check for hazardous materials, click here.

 

[Last Update - Monday, 21-Jul-2014 14:23:58 MDT]