Truck Driver's Career Guide Chapter 2

CDL Requirements: Age, Language, Citizenship

This page covers the requirements to become a truck driver, including minimum age, U.S. residency status, English language proficiency, and state DMV regulations. A GED or High School Diploma is typically required by most schools and companies.

Do I Need a CDL? | Exceptions Explained

This page covers CDL requirements and exceptions for farm workers, military drivers, emergency vehicle drivers, and snow or ice removers. Learn about the different CDL classes and vehicles that require a CDL. Each state may treat personal recreational vehicles (RV's) differently.

Learn About DOT Physicals for Truck Drivers

Truck drivers must pass a DOT physical to be medically certified to drive a commercial motor vehicle. Learn about the requirements for passing the physical, including blood pressure, sleep apnea, prescription medications, and more.

Understanding Truck Driver Records and Job Eligibility

This guide covers the impact of driving and legal records on truck driving job eligibility. Learn about the effect of tickets, accidents, DUI/DWI, and felonies on job prospects. Understand how to obtain a motor vehicle record and the requirements for a Hazmat endorsement.

Learn About Hazmat Endorsement & TWIC Card

This page provides an overview of the Hazmat endorsement and TWIC card, why truck drivers need them, how to get them, and the fees associated with them. The page also provides a video on preventing tanker truck rollovers and information about the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).

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