Getting a Commercial Driver’s License is crucial in starting a career as a truck driver in North Dakota. One cannot work as a truck driver in North Dakota without a CDL. There are several state and federal requirements that must be met to qualify for a CDL. These requirements are there to ensure the safety of the driver and others on the road. There are also additional requirements to get specific endorsements on your CDL, such as passing a background check if you plan on carrying hazardous materials.
The state requires all applicants to be at least 18 years old to drive intrastate. If you wish to drive interstate, then you must be 21 years of age or older. Since driving a truck means being on the road for extended periods of time, one must be physically fit. All applicants, both new and renewing, are required to submit a DOT medical certificate. Applicants will also be required to provide other documents to prove their citizenship or residency.
After meeting all the prerequisites, the next step is to submit the completed application along with the supporting documents. Applicants will then undergo a vision test. Applicants will be allowed to take the general knowledge test if they pass. Additional tests must be taken for each endorsement you wish to add to your CDL. Applicants who pass the written exam will be given a temporary learner’s permit. Use this permit to get enough practical experience driving a truck under the supervision of a licensed driver.
When you feel that you are ready, visit your nearest NDDOT office and schedule your road test. The road test consists of a pre-trip inspection, a basic skills exam, and an on-road testing. Applicants must pass all three parts to receive their CDL.
Truck Driving Schools in ND Listed By City
United Tribes Technical College
3315 University Drive,
Bismarck, ND 58504
Phone: (701) 255-3285
(16 week training course)
Excel Driver Services
Dickinson, ND 58601
Northern Industrial Training
1674 15th Street W,
Dickinson, ND 58601
NDSCS-Fargo Skills & Technology Training Center
1305 19th Ave N, Fargo, ND 58102
Truck Driver Training Institute
409 6th Street South, Suite B
Wahpeton, ND 58075
We are currently searching for other CDL training companies to include on this page. If you know of any additional schools located in North Dakota, please submit them to us through our contact form. When you make a submission, please add the name of the facility, address and phone details.