Texas CDL Manual PDF




The Texas CDL Manual is available in both English and Spanish. The CDL Manual in Spanish is an official translation created by the Texas DMV.

A commercial driver license (CDL) is a type of driver license an individual can apply for to transport interstate or intrastate commerce.

With the exception of motorcycles and mopeds, individuals who hold a valid CDL may drive all vehicles in the class for which that license is issued, including their personal vehicle.

Any vehicle that requires an endorsement (i.e. school bus, hazardous material, etc.) may not be driven unless the proper endorsement appears on the CDL.

Individuals are required to have a CDL if they operate a motor vehicle: With a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 26,001 pounds, Which transports quantities of hazardous materials that requires warning placards (signs), or designed to transport 16 or more passengers including the driver.

Any individual whose driver license is currently suspended, cancelled or revoked in Texas or in any other state is not eligible for a CDL.

Texas CDL Manual – Jun 2014

Commercial Drivers License Central

Commercial Drivers License Central




This CDL Manual is from the official state government page for Texas. We make every effort to provide the best and most accurate information possible. It is your responsibility to check that you have the most recent Texas CDL manual.

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Texas CDL Manual PDF en Español

CDL de Texas, Manuales en Español

CDL de Texas, Manuales en Español

Here is the Texas CDL manual PDF in Spanish. The Spanish version might be older than the original English version. Always check the official information links on this website, or check with Texas officials to confirm that you have the most recent commercial drivers license manual. We cannot be held responsible for any consequences of using this translated edition.

Last modified October 5, 2014 by Tom Archer