How to Get a Commercial Driver's License in Pennsylvania
CDL license requirements ensure that drivers receive the credentials necessary to operate commercial motor vehicles safely. A CDL drivers license must be .
CDL license requirementsin Pennsylvania are distinct from non-commercial passenger vehicle licensing regulations. For some motorists, this type of license can provide new or expanded career opportunities that make them worth the additional effort. ... Read More
Federal laws regarding commercial driver’s license endorsementshave recently been updated to improve the safety of all drivers and passengers on public roadways. Pennsylvania DMV standards have been adjusted accordingly.
Under the new rules, getting a commercial driver’s licensein Pennsylvania requires applicants to navigate a series of steps beginning with a medical exam. Qualifying applicants must submit medical clearance with their application and fees to receive Knowledge Test Authorizations (KTAs) for each level of CDL endorsementsthey are requesting. Applicants must then take their KTAs to the DMV to prove they are permitted to take the knowledge test portion of the application. Learner’s permits will only be authorized after the correlating knowledge tests are passed.
To obtain a commercial driver’s license, applicants who have received their learner’s permits must take and pass their skills tests after the minimum wait period but before their practice permits expire. Applicants have three opportunities to pass their skills tests. Applicants who cannot pass their tests before their permits expire may apply for an extension. Motorists interested in commercial licenses should review all CDL informationthoroughly before initiating their applications to ensure they understand the time limits and other unique requirements associated with the process.