Are Commercial Truck Drivers Required To Have A Special Driver’s License?
Yes. Commercial truck drivers must have a commercial driver’s license if:
- They drive a vehicle that weighs more than 26,000 lbs
- They transport themselves and 16 or more passengers
- They transport hazardous materials
To get a commercial driver’s license, a driver must pass a knowledge and driving skills test; the driving skills test must be taken in a truck that is similar to the type of truck the driver will drive.