Licenses & Permits - Commercial
If you hold a commercial driver’s license (CDL) or are applying for a CDL, you are required to certify the following information with Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV):
- The type of driving you are engaged in (interstate or intrastate) and
- Whether or not you are subject to or exempt from the medical examination requirements of 49 CFR part 391
What you need to know:
- Applies to drivers applying for, renewing, upgrading or replacing a commercial driver’s license, class A, B or C
- As a commercial driver, if there is a change in your medical status or interstate/intrastate status, you must provide DMV with a new self-certification form, and if necessary new medical examination documents
- The self-certification is required by Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. Reference: 49 CFR 383.71 and 383.73.
A Commercial Driver's License (CDL) is required to legally operate:
- Any single vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 26,001 pounds or more.
- A trailer with a GVWR of more than 10,000 pounds if the gross combination weight rating (GCWR) is 26,001 pounds or more.
- A vehicle designed to transport 16 or more passengers (including the driver).
- Any size vehicle that is used in the transportation of any material that requires hazardous materials placards or any quantity of a material listed as a select agent or toxin in 42 CFR 73.