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Commercial Drivers License (CDL)

A Commercial Drivers license, commonly referred to as a CDL, authorizes an individual to operate commercial motor vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) or a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) over 26,000 pounds. A CDL license also covers operating buses designed to carry 16 or more passengers including the driver, and/or for the transportation of hazardous materials in an amount requiring placarding.