Monday thru Friday: 8 AM – 7 PM
Saturday: 8 AM –6 PM
Sunday: 9 AM – 5 PM
Federal and California Motor Vehicle Safety Programs were created to improve traffic safety on our highways. As a result there were developed licensing and testing requirements for drivers of commercial vehicles which equal or exceeds federal standards.
It takes specials skills, professional attitude and experience to safely operate large trucks. Only professional drivers will receive and keep a CDL (Commercial Driver License), which is a proof of driver's professional skills and aptitude.
To operate commercial vehicles in California, one must apply for a CDL. The applicant must be a California resident. The driver need a CDL to operate a vehicle or combination of vehicles that require Class A or Class B license or Class C license with endorsements.
COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLE
HOW TO GET CDL
In California - apply at any Department of Motor Vehicles the applicant must:
A CDL driver must get a "medical card" completed by a U.S. doctor of medicine (M.D.)
The CDL law tests are:
Pre-trip inspection - demonstration of knowledge of specific features and equipment on the test truck.
Skills test - performance of skills that test abilities and controls to maneuver the vehicle. The test consists of exercises marked by traffic cones or markers.
Driving test - driving a DMV - specified route. The test time is about 90 minutes long, it includes left and right turns, intersections, railroad crossings, curves, up and down grades, rural or semi-rural roads, city multi-lane streets, and highway driving.
MAXIMUM VEHICLE LENGTH
A maximum total length of a straight or single truck is 40 feet (including the cab and the box). The maximum length of the moving truck's box is 28 feet plus attic space over the driver's cab of another 3 to 3.5 feet.
A maximum total length of tractor and trailer is 75 feet.
MAXIMUM VEHICLE HEIGHT
The truck or trailer height limit measured from the surface of the road on which it stands, is 14 feet.
HOURS OF SERVICE
The drivers are required to comply with California's driver hours of service regulations when you are involved in INTRASTATE commerce. Intrastate commerce does not consist of:
Federal hours of service regulations are to be complied with when involved in INTERSTATE commerce. Interstate commerce considered: