Moving License From One State To Another

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Sweet Jimmy's Comment
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Do any of you know how big a deal it is to move your license from one state to another? I am in the running for a great job in Texas, and plan to move there if I get it, but they want you to have a Texas CDL. So I'm wondering if this will require retaking the test or if it can just be transferred. Any help will be appreciated.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Harry H. [ navypoppop ]'s Comment
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I have moved from one state to another a couple of times and each time all I had to do was retake the eye exam and they transferred my CDL. It is possible that some states can have different rules but I would call Texas division of licenses or email them to get the correct answer. Good luck in your search for the answer.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
icecold24k's Comment
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I am not sure the specifics of moving it to Texas. I know when I transferred mine from Missouri back to Tennessee after my training with Prime it was super simple. I just paid the fee and had the picture taken for my license. They transferred the license and endorsments over with no problem. They also took care of making sure my medical card would be on file with the state so that I would not have to worry about that either.

Rob's Comment
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I believe Illinois is the only state that will not transfer, they require you to test,

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