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Commercial Driver License Restrictions

  1. What are Restriction Codes?

  2. Do I have to do a pre-trip to remove a restriction?

    • If a drive test is required then you must get a permit, hold it for the full 14 days, and then do all three parts of the CDL Skills Test. The only exception to this is for removing the restriction E-automatic transmission. If you are just removing the restriction E and not making any other changes to the current CDL license, then you will not have to do the pre-trip inspection. You will do the basic control skills and the road test only.

  3. Do I need to obtain a Commercial Learner Permit if I am removing a restriction?

    • If the restriction you are removing requires a drive test, yes, you will be required to obtain a CLP (Commercial Learner Permit) first and hold it for a minimum of 14 days before you are eligible for the skills test to remove said restriction.

*A Commercial License Permit (CLP) holder with a S endorsement is prohibited from operating a school bus with passengers, other than Federal/Federal/State auditors and inspectors, test examiners, other trainees, and the CDL holder accompanying the CLP holder as prescribed by CFR 383.25(a)(1) of this part.

Last Modified on Oct 15, 2020
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