Class A Driver's License in The State Of Massachusetts
A rewarding career can be found in driving commercial vehicles. You can be a benefit to society by helping people with diverse needs to get to where they need to, shipping products to a customer center or company location, and being responsible for the environment by carefully carrying hazardous material.
In order to qualify for this exciting role, you must be licensed. The Commercial Drivers License, or CDL for short, will enable you to drive in such capacities as school buses , tank vehicles , passenger transport , and hazardous materials . CDLs also specify you with a class and an endorsement. Although each state has their own procedures in licensing their drivers, Massachusetts’ requirements are subject to the Federal regulations for this field.
Types of Endorsements in Class A
There are three types of class licensing for the CDL. They are Class A , Class B , and "Class C-hazardous ":http://www.dmvcheatsheets.com/exams/commercial-drivers-license-written-test/products/cdl-class-c-license-w-hazardous-materials-test-bundle and Class C-Passenger . To obtain a Class A Commercial Drivers License, you will need to specify an Endorsement. The choices are as follows:
Eligibility for a Commercial Drivers License
In Massachusetts, you can be as young as 18 years old in order to apply for a CDL, as long as you have a valid driver’s license. Commercial vehicles weighing over 10,000, transporting 15 or more persons, or carrying placard hazardous materials, must have a driver that carries an approved and current US Department of Transportation, or US DOT medical certificate. You can reach the Department of Transportation for more information about this.
Requirements for Class A
To get a CDL, for Class A, under any of the endorsements, you must fill out the CDL Application. The application is available at any Registry of Motor Vehicles, or RMV, full service office or you can download it at MassDOT RMV , under forms and files. After you complete the application and are ready, you will be required to take a written test of general knowledge. Then you will be given a combination endorsement written exam. Only a few of the endorsements, the Passenger Transport, Air Brakes , and School Bus, will add the additional Road Exam.
The tests are taking on a walk-in basis, so there is no need to set an appointment. They stop administering tests after 2 hours till closing time for the branch office.
More information on the written exams are:
The road test is only for school bus, passenger, and air brake endorsements. After you have practiced driving commercial vehicles and are ready, call the RMV telephone center to make an appointment to take your road test. You can only schedule this test by phone; in person requests will not by accepted.
Once you are scheduled for your road test, be prepared to be tested in the following areas:
The general knowledge test costs $30 and the each endorsement is $10. The road test is $35. When you take the road test you will need to bring the following items with you to the test site:
If you need more information or have any questions, please contact the Registry of Motor Vehicles for Massachusetts by phone, website, or in person.