- § 383.1
Purpose and scope.
- § 383.3
- § 383.5
- § 383.7
Validity of CDL issued by decertified State.
- § 383.21
Number of drivers' licenses.
- § 383.23
Commercial driver's license.
- § 383.25
Commercial learner's permit (CLP).
- § 383.31
Notification of convictions for driver violations.
- § 383.33
Notification of driver's license suspensions.
- § 383.35
Notification of previous employment.
- § 383.37
- § 383.51
Disqualification of drivers.
- § 383.52
Disqualification of drivers determined to constitute an imminent hazard.
- § 383.53
- § 383.71
Driver application and certification procedures.
- § 383.72
Implied consent to alcohol testing.
- § 383.73
- § 383.75
Third party testing.
- § 383.77
Substitute for driving skills tests for drivers with military CMV experience.
- § 383.79
Skills testing of out-of-State students.
- § 383.91
Commercial motor vehicle groups.
- § 383.93
- § 383.95
- § 383.110
- § 383.111
- § 383.113
- § 383.115
Requirements for double/triple trailers endorsement.
- § 383.117
Requirements for passenger endorsement.
- § 383.119
Requirements for tank vehicle endorsement.
- § 383.121
Requirements for hazardous materials endorsement.
- § 383.123
Requirements for a school bus endorsement.
- § 383.131
- § 383.133
- § 383.135
Passing knowledge and skills tests.
- § 383.141
- § 383.151
- § 383.153
Information on the CLP and CDL documents and applications.
- § 383.155
COMMERCIAL DRIVER'S LICENSE STANDARDS; REQUIREMENTS AND PENALTIES
Question 1: May a State use the residence address as opposed to the mailing address on the CDL?
Question 2: May a State issue temporary nonphoto CDLs?
Yes, as long as:
a. The State does not liberalize any existing procedures for issuing nonphoto licenses; and
b. The State does not allow drivers to operate Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV)s indefinitely without a CDL which meets all the standards of §383.153.
Question 3: May a State choose to implement a driver license system involving multiple part license documents?
Guidance: Yes. A two or more part document, as currently used in some States, is acceptable, provided:
- a. All of the documents must be present to constitute a "license;"
- b. Each document is explicitly "tied" to the other document(s), and to a single driver’s record. Each document must indicate that the driver is licensed as a CMV driver, if that is the case; and
- c. The multipart license document includes all of the data elements specified in part 383, subpart J.
Question 4: If the State restricts the CDL driving privilege, must that restriction be shown on the license?
Question 5: Is a State required to show the driver’s Social Security Number (SSN) on the CDL?
Guidance: No. §383.153 does not specify the Social Security Number (SSN) as a required element of the CDL document although the regulation does require a driver applicant who is domiciled in the U.S. to provide his or her Social Security Number (SSN) on the CDL application.
Question 6: Is a State prohibited from issuing a CDL to an applicant who, for religious reasons, does not possess an Social Security Number (SSN)?
Guidance: No. The determination of whether a peson needs an Social Security Number (SSN) is left up to the Social Security Administration.
Question 7: Is a color-digitized image of a driver acceptable for purposes of a CDL?
Guidance: Yes. The Federal Highway Administration FHWA will accept a color-digitized image of a driver on a CDL in lieu of a color photograph.
Question 8: May a State issue a commercial driver’s license (CDL) without a color photograph?
Guidance: Yes, if requiring a photograph (whether in color or black and white) would violate a driver’s religious beliefs. The issuing State must determine whether a driver’s objection to a photograph has a genuine religious basis. In addition, §383.3(e)(1)(iii) and authorizes Alaska to dispense with a photograph on its CDL.