As of March, 2012 you must present, if As of September 4th, 2012 you must show
required, a DOT medical certificate when proof that your domicile is in Texas in order applying for, or renewing a CDL, in order to apply for a Texas commercial drivers
to maintain a certified status. license (CDL).
(see below) (see bottom of page for more info)
CDL Rental TX, provides the best CDL test training & CDL truck rental in Texas. Below you will find the information needed when you arrive at the
drivers license office, along with some links that will provide more information on becoming a professional truck driver.
1.) Texas Commercial Drivers License (CDL) Requirements:
a.) Apply in person at a Texas Driver License office b.) Present documents that verify your identity, & residence.
c.) Present proof of Social Security number d.) Complete the Commercial Drivers License application
e.) Consent to be photographed , & fingerprinted f.) Pass the vision exam,
g.) Meet the medical certification requirement h.) Pay the required fee
i.) Pass the required Class - A written test, j.) Provide a commercial vehicle for the driving exam, & present
and driving skills test in the appropriate vehicle. current insurance, registration, & inspection for the vehicle.
2.) In order for an individual to rent a truck for the CDL driving exam they must:
a.> Pick up a free commercial drivers handbook
b.> Take the Special Requirements test and receive a permit
c.> Call us, schedule an appointment 817-594-5378, start practice for your CDL
3.) The written test consist of five tests, and must be completed at your local Department of Public Safety, Driver's License Office before the road test can be performed.
The five written tests are:
1.) General Knowledge Test
2.) Pre-trip Inspection Test
3.) Air Brakes Test
4.) Combination Vehicle Test
5.) Special Requirements Test
4.) The road test also consists of five tests, and must be completed at the DPS, driver's license office in either Weatherford or Mineral Wells, Texas.
1.) On the road skills test
2.) Air brake test
3.) Pre-trip Inspection
4.) Parallel Parking
5.) Straight backing
5.) The class of a Texas driver's license is determined by the:
1.) Type of vehicle operated on a Texas Roadway
2.) Gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle or the gross combination
weight rating (GCWR) of the vehicles towed
Unless prohibited by the Commercial Driver License Act, the holder of a valid drivers
license may drive all vehicles in the class for which that license was issued and all
lesser classes except motorcycles and mopeds.
New CDL Medical Examination Requirements - General Information for a (Commercial Drivers License) CDL Applicants and Holders:
Beginning in March 2012, the TXDPS - State Drivers License Agency (SDLA's) will be adding your certification information status from
your medical examiner's certificate to the Commercial Drivers License Information System (CDLIS).
Domicile Requirement for Texas Commercial Drivers License (CDL) Applicants:
Beginning September 4, 2012, you must prove your Texas Domicile by showing two acceptable documents that contain your name and proof of
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