What is a CDL?
A Commercial Driver License (CDL) is a certification that is required for people that drive commercial vehicles. The minimum requirements of the CDL were established by the Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1986.
Types of CDL
- Class A
For drivers that operate vehicles that weigh 26,001 pounds or more. For drivers of any vehicle combinations weighing 26,001 or more pounds. For tractor trailer drivers who are towing a trailer that weighs more than 10,000 pounds.
- Class B
For drivers that operate commercial vehicles that transport sixteen or more passengers, or more than eight passengers, depending on the vehicle. In each case, the driver is counted among the passengers.
Which Drivers Are Required to Have a CDL?
- Two truck drivers
- Tractor trailer drivers
- Bus Drivers
How Do I Get a CDL?
You can obtain a CDL by completing a qualified training program through a truck driving school.
Information that a CDL Must Contain:
- CDL statement
- Full name
- Mailing Address
- Identification Information
- Color Photograph
- State license number
- Licensing state
- Date of issuance
- Expiration Date
- Types of vehicles that the driver is licensed to operate
What Kinds of Jobs Can I Get with a CDL?
- Over the Road (OTR) Trucking
- Truck Driver Training Instructor
- Cement and Concrete Production
- Local/Regional Driver
- Terminal Manager
- Self-Employed Truck Driver
- Specialty Cargo Hauler
- Delivery Driver
Benefits of a CDL
To find CDL jobs in Wisconsin, first obtain your CDL. Once properly licensed, many trucking and driving opportunities will open up to you. A CDL shows your commitment to your trucking career. Not only does a CDL exhibit your passion and dedication for your career, but it provides you with extensive training and instruction that will prove invaluable throughout your job experience.
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