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In a hurry? Quick summary: Earning your Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) is just the beginning. No matter if you have a Class A, Class B, or Class C CDL, to truly advance in your truck driving career, understanding and obtaining the right endorsements and being aware of any restrictions is essential.
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CDL Endorsements

CDL endorsements enable you to operate special types of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs). Beyond the standard Class A, B, or C CDL requirements, specific endorsements require additional tests.

Tip: Always check for additional endorsements specific to your state.

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CDL Restrictions

CDL restrictions can limit the operation of certain CMVs. The specific restriction code is noted on your CDL.

Understanding these endorsements and restrictions is crucial in defining the scope of your driving capabilities and ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements. Always stay informed about the specific requirements and limitations in your state to make the most of your CDL.

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