Docket ID Number FMCSA-2007-27659 or RIN 2126-AB02
This final rule establishes a Federal requirement for a commercial learner‘s permit (CLP) as a pre-condition for issuing a CDL and also adopts various other changes to enhance the CDL program.
This rule specifically requires that each applicant obtain a CLP and hold it for a minimum of 14 days before applying for a CDL. It establishes a minimum age of 18 for issuance of a CLP. The CLP must be a separate document from the CDL or non-CDL2, must be tamperproof to the extent possible, and must include the same information as the CDL. The only endorsements allowed on the CLP are a restricted passenger (P) endorsement, a school bus (S) endorsement, and a tank vehicle (N) endorsement.
Other significant changes are made, read the entire rule for complete information.