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 Commercial Drivers License – Jun 2014
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