Commercial Driver License



Motor Vehicles, Department of State
In New York State, any person that drives a truck or other commercial vehicle needs a Commercial Driver License (CDL). The CDL is issued by the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). You will need a regular driver's license before applying for a CDL.

The DMV may issue a CDL to applicants who are New York State residents and already have a Class D, Class E, or Non-CDL Class C license. If you have a CDL from another state, you can trade it in for a CDL in New York.

This license does not permit holders to drive school buses.

For more information, contact:

NYS Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)
6 Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 12220
Phone: (212) 645-5550
To find the nearest DMV location, please visit the DMV's website or call the number above.

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