263:87 Commercial Driver License Qualification Standards

Last revised 1989 § Leave a Comment

I. No person shall be issued a commercial driver license unless that person is a resident of the state of New Hampshire and has passed a knowledge and skills test for driving a commercial motor vehicle. The knowledge and skills test shall comply with minimum federal standards established by federal regulation, as enumerated in 49 CFR 383, sub-parts G and A, in addition to other requirements imposed by state law or federal regulation. The tests shall be prescribed and conducted by the department. The department may authorize a person, including an agency of this or another state, an employer, a private driver training facility, or other private institution, or a department, agency, or instrumentality of local government, to administer the skills test in accordance with 49 CFR 383.

II. The department may waive the skills test for a commercial driver license applicant who meets the following requirements:

  • (a) The applicant has a minimum of 2 years of recent experience driving a vehicle that is representative of the group of vehicles for which he wishes to obtain a commercial driver license;
  • (b) The applicant’s employer has provided certification to the division of motor vehicles that indicates that the applicant has the experience as required in subparagraph (a);
  • (c) The applicant holds a commercial light, commercial heavy or tractor-trailer or commercial driver license at the time he applies for the commercial driver license, and is regularly employed as a commercial motor vehicle driver; and
  • (d) The applicant has a driving record that is free of license suspensions, revocations, or cancellations, and free of disqualifying offenses, for a 2-year period immediately prior to applying for a commercial driver license.
  • Revisions

    1989, 319:17, eff. July 1, 1989.

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