Any commercial vehicle driver operating complex and huge vehicles is aware of a CDL which is a commercial driver’s license. A license essential for those intending to operate double or triple trailers, tanker vehicles, passenger vehicles and vehicles placarded for hazardous materials. So, if you plan on operating these vehicles in the state of Tennessee, make sure you look up the requirements of the Tennessee CDL exam, if you don’t have one, already. This exam is conducted by the state government of Tennessee. One should keep in mind that, as an applicant, one should be able to provide either a proof of U.S. Citizenship or Lawful Permanent Resident status to realize the issuance of the license at the successful completion of the exam. One should note that there are no temporary licenses issued.
There are essentially three different categories of licenses, namely A, B and C. License A is mostly applicable for complex vehicle drivers, based on the rating for weighing vehicles should be within the levels mentioned in the CDL manual. License B, is applicable for those with vehicles that are single or combination, the level mentioned in the manual is different from that of License A. If you are transporting sixteen or more passengers, including yourself, or transporting hazardous materials and your vehicle does not fall in the criteria required for licenses A and B, then you can apply for a license C. To obtain a Tennessee CDL learner’s permit, you must pass the CDL general knowledge test. Accordingly, one should ensure that their respective vehicles fall within the categories of weight before applying.
Lastly, while applying for the Tennessee CDL you must ensure to carry a current and valid D.O.T. medical card, proof of you Social security number, and a proof of domicile in Tennessee.