2018 Vermont Statutes
Title 23 - Motor Vehicles
Chapter 39 - Commercial Driver License Act
§ 4111a Commercial learner's permit

Universal Citation: 23 V.S.A. § 4111a

§ 4111a. Commercial learner's permit

(a) Contents of permit. A commercial learner's permit shall contain the following:

(1) the prominent statement that the permit is a "Commercial Learner's Permit," except as specified in subsection 4109(a) of this title, and that it is not valid unless accompanied by a valid Vermont operator's license;

(2) the full name, signature, and residential address in Vermont of the person to whom the permit is issued;

(3) physical and other information to identify and describe the person, including the month, day, and year of birth, sex, and height;

(4) the permit holder's State license number;

(5) an indication that the State of Vermont issued the permit;

(6) the date of issuance and the date of expiration of the permit;

(7) the group or groups of commercial motor vehicles that the permit holder is authorized to operate, indicated as follows:

(A) A for Combination Vehicle;

(B) B for Heavy Straight Vehicle;

(C) C for Small Vehicle;

(8) the endorsements for which the permit holder has qualified, if any, indicated as required under 49 C.F.R. § 383.153(b)(2)(viii); and

(9) the restrictions placed on the permit holder, if any, indicated as follows:

(A) P for No passengers in commercial motor vehicle bus;

(B) X for No cargo in commercial motor vehicle tank vehicle;

(C) L for a No Air brake equipped commercial motor vehicle;

(D) V for medical variance;

(E) M for No Class A passenger vehicle;

(F) N for No Class A and B passenger vehicle;

(G) K for Intrastate only;

(H) Any additional restrictions that apply to the commercial learner's permit driving privilege.

(b) Classifications, endorsements, and restrictions.

(1) The holder of a commercial learner's permit may not operate a commercial motor vehicle transporting hazardous materials.

(2) The holder of a commercial learner's permit may, unless otherwise disqualified, drive a commercial motor vehicle on a highway only when accompanied by the holder of a commercial driver license valid for the type of vehicle driven who occupies a seat beside the individual or, in the case of a vehicle designed to transport more than 15 passengers, who occupies a seat directly behind or in the first row behind the driver and who directly observes and supervises the commercial learner's permit holder for the purpose of giving instruction in driving the commercial motor vehicle.

(3) Endorsements.

(A) A commercial learner's permit holder with a passenger endorsement must have taken and passed the passenger endorsement knowledge test. A commercial learner's permit holder with a passenger endorsement is prohibited from operating a commercial motor vehicle carrying passengers, other than federal or state auditors and inspectors, test examiners, other trainees, and the commercial driver license holder accompanying the commercial learner's permit holder as prescribed in subdivision (2) of this subsection. The passenger endorsement must be class specific.

(B) A commercial learner's permit holder with a school bus endorsement must have taken and passed the school bus endorsement knowledge test. A commercial learner's permit holder with a school bus endorsement is prohibited from operating a school bus with passengers other than federal or state auditors and inspectors, test examiners, other trainees, and the commercial driver license holder accompanying the commercial learner's permit holder as prescribed in subdivision (2) of this subsection.

(C) A commercial learner's permit holder with a tank vehicle endorsement must have taken and passed the tank vehicle endorsement knowledge test. A commercial learner's permit holder with a tank vehicle endorsement may only operate an empty tank vehicle and is prohibited from operating any tank vehicle that previously contained hazardous materials that has not been purged of any residue.

(D) All other federal endorsements are prohibited on a commercial learner's permit. (Added 2013, No. 20, § 1; amended 2015, No. 47, § 52.)

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