A Commercial Drivers License (CDL) is Required if you drive ANY of the following commercial vehicles for hire ANY place in the
A vehicle with a manufacturer's gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of more than 26,000 lbs.
A trailer with a manufacturer's GVWR of more than 10,000 lbs. when the GCWR exceeds 26,000 lbs
A vehicle designed to carry 15 or more passengers (excluding the driver).
A vehicle of ANY size or type which requires hazardous materials placards.
To Be Eligible For A Commercial Drivers License (CDL) Learners Permit you must...
Take and pass the mandatory Texas CDL license examinations GENERAL KNOWLEDGE PRACTICE TEST Texas Drivers Handbook - Chapter 2 AIR BRAKE PACTICE TEST Texas Drivers Handbook - Chapter 5
COMBINATION VEHICLE PRACTICE TEST Texas Drivers Handbook - Chapter 6 PRE-TRIP INSPECTION PRACTICE TEST Texas Drivers Handbook - Chapter 11 SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS PRACTICE TEST (TEXAS RULES) Texas Drivers Handbook - Chapter 14
Be 21 years old (18 years old if ALL of your driving is within Texas
and you do not transport hazardous materials or drive double or triple
Certify that you do not hold a driver license from more than one
state and certify that your driver license is not currently suspended,
revoked, or canceled in ANY state, nor subject to any of these actions.
Provide proof of your identification.
Pay testing and licensing fees. ($10.00) at DPS Location