2018 Vermont Statutes
Title 23 - Motor Vehicles
Chapter 39 - Commercial Driver License Act
§ 4111 Commercial driver license

Universal Citation: 23 V.S.A. § 4111

§ 4111. Commercial driver license

(a) Contents of license. A commercial driver's license shall be marked "commercial driver license" or "CDL," and shall be, to the maximum extent practicable, tamper proof, and shall include the following information:

(1) The name and residential address of the person.

(2) The person's color photograph or imaged likeness. A person issued a license under this subsection may renew the license not earlier than six months prior to its expiration date. In such case, the prior license document shall be surrendered. The renewed license shall be effective from the date of issuance to the end of the period for which it is renewed.

(3) A physical description of the person including sex, height, and weight.

(4) Date of birth.

(5) Any number or identifier deemed appropriate by the Commissioner.

(6) The person's signature.

(7) The class or type of commercial motor vehicle or vehicles which the person is authorized to drive together with any endorsements or restrictions.

(8) The name of this State.

(9) The dates between which the license is valid.

(10) [Repealed.]

(11) An indicator that a licensee has executed a document that serves as an anatomical gift pursuant to section 618a of this title.

(12) A veteran designation if a veteran, as defined in 38 U.S.C. § 101(2), requests the designation and provides proof of veteran status as specified in subdivision 4110(a)(5) of this title, and if the Office of Veterans Affairs confirms his or her status as an honorably discharged veteran or a veteran discharged under honorable conditions.

(b) Classifications, endorsements, and restrictions. Driver licenses may be issued with the following classifications, endorsements, and restrictions:

(1) Classifications. Licensees may drive all vehicles in the class for which the license is issued and all lesser classes of vehicles, except those requiring special endorsements.

(A) Class A-Any combination of vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating of 26,001 pounds or more, provided the gross vehicle weight rating of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.

(B) Class B-Any single vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating of 26,001 pounds or more, and any such vehicle towing a vehicle not in excess of 10,000 pounds.

(C) Class C-Any single vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating of less than 26,001 pounds or any such vehicle towing a vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating not in excess of 10,000 pounds comprising:

(i) vehicles designed to transport 16 or more passengers, including the driver; and

(ii) vehicles used in the transportation of hazardous materials which requires the vehicle to be placarded under 49 C.F.R., part 172, subpart F.

(D) Class D-Any single vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating of less than 26,001 pounds or any such vehicle towing a vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating not in excess of 10,000 pounds except vehicles included in Class C or vehicles which require a special endorsement unless the proper endorsement appears on the license. Class D licenses shall not be commercial driver licenses.

(2) Licenses may be issued with appropriate endorsements and restrictions noted thereon. The Commissioner shall determine the manner of notation.

(c) [Repealed.]

(d) Within 10 days after issuing a commercial driver license, the Commissioner shall notify the Commercial Driver License Information System of that fact, providing all information required to ensure identification of the person.

(e) The commercial driver license shall expire in the same manner as set by section 601 of this title.

(f) When applying for renewal of a commercial driver license, the applicant shall complete the application form required by section 4110 of this title, providing updated information and required certifications. If the applicant wishes to retain a hazardous materials endorsement, the written test for a hazardous materials endorsement must be taken and passed. In addition, the applicant must successfully complete the security threat assessment required by 49 C.F.R. part 1572. Within 15 days of an adverse initial or final determination of threat assessment being served by the United States Transportation Security Administration, the applicant's hazardous materials endorsement shall be revoked or denied. (Added 1989, No. 239 (Adj. Sess.), § 1; amended 1993, No. 122 (Adj. Sess.), § 2; 2003, No. 154 (Adj. Sess.), § 15; 2005, No. 37, § 6; 2005, No. 166 (Adj. Sess.), § 3; 2007, No. 153 (Adj. Sess.), § 41; 2007, No. 188 (Adj. Sess.), § 6; 2009, No. 39, § 15; 2009, No. 108 (Adj. Sess.), § 7, eff. July 1, 2011; 2009, No. 152 (Adj. Sess.), § 3, eff. July 1, 2011; 2013, No. 20, § 1; 2013, No. 57, § 31.)

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