Obtaining CDL- Endorsement X Bundle (Tanker and Haz Mat)
Commercial Drivers License (CDL) as it is most commonly called, is a license granted by the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) of any state to the candidates interested in driving trucks or buses. Besides providing excellent opportunity to become a commercial driver, CDL also allows the commercial drivers to apply for specific endorsements like school driver, or hazardous vehicle driving or tanker driver. If a CDL driver is interested in driving tank vehicle that is used to carry any liquid gas in tanks of 1,000 gallons or more, then it is essential to obtain a Tanker and Haz Mat (‘X’) endorsement on your CDL License.
Department of Motor Vehicles
Every state is facilitated with more than 1 DMV which is associated with each county. Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is a private organization which aims to issue drivers license to aspiring candidates along with providing other services like eye tests, conducting written tests, taking photographs, validating the legal authorization paperwork, conducting behind the wheels driving test, address change, renewing the drivers license, educating people about the rules of DMV and traffic rules, safe driving tips etc, providing pamphlets and DMV manuals for new visitors, and many more. DMV also takes the responsibility of making sure that everyone is aware of the Federal regulations and rules before they get their license. You can visit DMV here and get to know how to process your license smoothly and quickly.
Who is supposed to have X Endorsement?
CDL –X is a combination of endorsement mainly for tanker vehicles and Hazardous materials. As tankers are mainly used for transporting hazardous materials, it makes logically correct to include both of these in a single endorsement as per the DMV rules. However, when obtaining a CDL with X endorsement, the drivers will have to clear the knowledge and skills test for tanker as well as hazardous materials before getting an X endorsement on their CDL.
In order to be eligible to apply for a CDL with X endorsement one has to follow the below rules:
Process to obtain CDL with ‘X’ endorsement
It is mandatory to fill out Security Threat Assessment application and submit it to the DMV before they proceed further. Besides this, the candidate owning a valid CDL as well as tanker endorsement should be able to give his/her finger prints at any authorized place, it could be either DMV or any place that your DMV would suggest you to go. Also, the candidate should be able to produce minimum of 2 ID proofs such as your Commercial Driver’s license and Medical Insurance card or passport.
If you were not able to clear the test, you will be sent back to try after a couple of days.