Commercial Drivers License Info Idaho




Idaho’s Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Program is designed to improve safety on our highways while meeting federal requirements for testing and licensing of all commercial drivers. You must have a CDL to operate any of the following commercial motor vehicles (CMV): Combination vehicle with a gross combination weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, provided that the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the towed unit is greater than 10,000 pounds; Single vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating of 26,001 or more pounds; Vehicle designed to transport 16 or more persons (including the driver); Any size vehicle that requires hazardous material placards.

Gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) is the manufacturer’s assigned weight rating for the vehicle (truck, bus, or trailer), not the vehicle registered weight. On trucks, the GVWR is usually found on a plate or sticker inside the driver’s door. On trailers, it may be found anywhere but is commonly found on the front of the trailer on the trailer tongue or frame. For Idaho, in the absence of a GVWR, the actual weight of the vehicle plus its heaviest load is considered to be the GVWR. The sum of the GVWR of the tires can also be used to determine approximate GVWR. Other states may use other definitions.

Idaho Commercial Drivers License – Jul 2018

Idaho CDL cover

Idaho CDL cover




This Commercial Drivers License information is from the official state government page for Idaho. 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 Idaho Commercial Drivers License information.

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Last modified December 3, 2015 by Tom Archer