To get a commercial driver’s license Idaho, an applicant should possess the necessary qualifications which are required both by the state and by the federal government. The process may seem a bit more tedious as there are more requirements that has to be submitted, but this is all for the safety and security of the drivers as well as of the nation as a whole. It is important to note that there are also vehicles which do not need a CDL in order to be operated in this state and they include farm equipment and recreational vehicles which are very common in this state.
First and foremost, an applicant should have a current valid driver’s license before he or she can apply for a license in Idaho. This means that the applicant should have at least one year experience in driving before applying. Next, he or she should be at least 18 years old at the time of the application. Those who are 18 years old can drive CMV inside the state only, while those at 21 years and above are allowed to drive them interstate. He should not also have any record of serious violations for the past several years in order to acquire even a CDL permit.
An applicant for a truck driving license must also be knowledgeable about driving commercial vehicles first before he or she can be supplied with a learner’s permit. One can learn about this by reading the Idaho CDL Manual which is available at any local driver’s license office. The manual contains the important ideas and skills that have to be acquired by a CMV driver. Knowledge of the basic car parts and the method of manipulating them as well as of maneuvering a CMV is important before taking a written test which is the first step in getting a CDL permit.
After passing the written test and acquiring the truck driver learner’s permit, you now have 180 days to legally practice driving a CMV inside the state of Idaho with a licensed individual. There is no required training but you still have to practice driving during the said duration. Once you feel that you are ready for the practical road test, you will have to schedule the exam by visiting any local DMV office in your area. You have to provide your own vehicle as well as pay for the corresponding fees for the exam.
The fees for a commercial driver’s license Idaho are as follows: $29 for a learner’s permit, $40 for the CDL, and $3 each for the written tests. Aside from this, you will have to submit a DOT medical certificate as well as undergo eye exams to determine your visual acuity. You will need to carry your driver’s license, social security card or number, valid IDs, birth certificate as well as enough money to cover for the test fees when you apply for this type of license. You can visit a third party testing center if you cannot supply your own vehicle for the road test.
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Idaho Transportation Department
3311 W. State Street
P.O. Box 7129
Boise, ID 83707-1129Website: http://www.itd.idaho.gov/dmv/driverservices/CDL.htm
Division of Motor Vehicles/Driver Services Section
Phone: (208) 334-8735
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