CDL Classes: Endorsements and Restrictions

Commercial driver’s licenses shall be issued with endorsements and restrictions that authorize/restrict the driver to operate certain types of vehicles. 

Type T Licenses—Vehicles with double or triple trailers 

Type P Licenses—Vehicles carrying passengers 

Type N Licenses—Vehicles with cargo tanks 

Type H Licenses—Vehicles required to be placarded for hazardous materials and 

Type K Licenses—Vehicles not equipped with air brakes 

Persons authorized to drive Class A vehicles are also authorized to drive Classes B and C vehicles, provided such persons possess the requisite endorsements for the type of vehicle driven. 

Persons authorized to drive Class B vehicles are also authorized to drive Class C vehicles, provided such persons possess the requisite endorsements for the type of vehicle driven. 

Any licensee who seeks to add a classification or endorsement to his commercial driver’s license must submit the application forms, certifications, and other updated information required by the DMV and shall take and successfully complete the tests required for such classification or endorsement. 

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