Obtaining A Colorado CDL

A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) is required in the United States to operate any type of vehicle which has a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 26,001 lb (11,793 kg) or more for commercial use, or transports quantities of hazardous materials that require warning placards under Department of Transportation regulations, or that is designed to transport 16 or more passengers, including the driver. This includes (but is not limited to) tow trucks, tractor trailers, and buses. Before applying for a Colorado commercial instruction permit, you must first hold a valid Colorado Driver’s License. The CDL permit is required before the CDL driving skills test may be administered. When both the written and road tests are completed, a CDL can be issued.