Friday, April 18, 2014

Commercial Drivers License

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Who Needs a Commercial Drivers License


A commercial drivers license is required in Florida for any driver operating a tractor/trailer with a declared weight of 26,001 LBS or more. Below are the differnet classes of commercial drivers license.

Shortcut: Commercial Drivers License (CDL) Handbook Online

Note:: Commercial Driver Licenses (CDL), Valid in Florida Only Licenses and licenses expired over one year cannot be renewed online, by phone, or by mail. (NOTE: Proof of citizenship or legal presence may be required for renewal, duplicate or replacement licenses. Please come prepared to present an identification document as proof of citizenship or legal presence.)

Check our Driver License Office Directory for addresses, telephone numbers, days and operating hours. Appointments are recommended.

Commercial Drivers License (CDL)

CLASS A: Any Tractor/Trailer combination that has an actual weight, declared weight or GVWR of 26,001 LBS. or more, provided towed vehicle is more than 10,000 LBS.

CLASS B: Any single motor vehicle that has an actual weight, declared weight or GVWR of 26,001 LBS. or more, or any such vehicle towing a vehicle of 10,000 LBS. or less.

CLASS C: Any motor vehicle that has an actual weight, declared weight or GVWR of less than 26,001 LBS. when endorsements "H" or "P" would be required on the driver license OR any combination of motor vehicles where the towing vehicle is less than 26,001 LBS. GVWR and the towed vehicle has a GVWR of 10,000 LBS. or less, but together they weigh 26,001 LBS. or more.