1 Commercial Driver License Manual '. 2005 CDL Testing System DMV-702. Version: July 2014. Nevada Information Updated: October 2015. Table of Contents Nevada Information .. i 1-1. Driving Safely .. 2-1. Transporting Cargo 3-1. Transporting Passengers Safely .. 4-1. Air Brakes .. 5-1. Combination Vehicles .. 6-1. Doubles and Triples .. 7-1. Tank Vehicles .. 8-1. Hazardous Materials .. 9-1. School Buses .. 10-1. Pre-trip Vehicle Inspection 11-1. Basic Vehicle Control Skills Test .. 12-1. On-road Driving .. 13-1. This material is based upon work supported by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration under Cooperative Agreement No. DTFH61-97-X- 00017. Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the Author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
2 COPYRIGHT 2005 AAMVA. All rights reserved This material has been created for and provided to State Driver License Agencies (SDLAs) by AAMVA for the purpose of educating Driver License applicants ( Commercial or Non- Commercial ). Permission to reproduce, use, distribute or sell this material has been granted to SDLAs only. No part of this book may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system without express written permission from the author / publisher. Any unauthorized reprint, use, distribution or sale of this material is prohibited. Nevada Information Classifications, Endorsements, and The only endorsements allowed on a Commercial Restrictions learner permit are: VEHICLE CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM P Passenger S School Bus N Tank vehicle Class A.
3 Any combination of vehicles with a gross Restrictions may apply. A list of restrictions can combination weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 be found on the DMV website at pounds or more provided the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle(s) being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds. Exemptions (49 CFR ). Examples: You do not need a CDL to operate some vehicles that may fall within the GVWR descriptions. The following are exempt from Nevada CDL. requirements: Class B Farmers transporting equipment, supplies, or products to or from a farm as long as the Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more vehicle: pounds, or any such vehicle towing a vehicle which Is controlled and operated by a farmer, does not have a GVWR of more than 10,000 his family members, or employees pounds. Is used within 150 miles of the farm Examples: Is not being used as a common or contract motor carrier Is not transporting placard-able amounts of hazardous materials Recreational vehicle drivers using an RV for non- Commercial purposes Active-duty military personnel driving a Class C military vehicle Any single vehicle or combination of vehicles that Firefighters or other persons operating does not meet the definition of Class A or Class B, emergency equipment but is designed either to transport 16 or more passengers including the driver or is placarded for CDL Qualifications hazardous materials.
4 To obtain a CDL, you need to meet certain Examples: qualifications regarding your age, physical condition, and driving record. Legal Age NOTE: A Commercial Driver's License (CDL) of You must be at least 21 years old to be issued a any class allows you to drive your personal CDL to operate a Commercial motor vehicle (CMV). vehicle. You will not need any other License . in interstate commerce and 25 years of age or older to drive an over-length combination vehicle (70. Endorsements feet). Applicants between 18 to 20 years of age may be granted a CDL to operate a CMV in The following are types of CDL endorsements you intrastate commerce. However, this age group will may need: not be granted a privilege to transport passengers for hire or transport hazardous materials requiring T Doubles/Triple trailers placards. P Passenger N Tank Vehicle NOTE: When applying for a Nevada Driver's H Hazardous Materials License , you will be asked to provide proof of your X Hazardous Materials and Tankers identity, age, Social Security number and Nevada S School Bus residency.
5 You will also be required to pass a vision Page i Nevada Information test. Please refer to the Nevada Driver's handbook The Department has the authority to cancel the or your local DMV office for more information. Commercial Driver's License or CLP of any drivers whose Medical Examiner Certificate expires, Acceptable Documents for a CLP/CDL unless they have downgraded or provided a current MEC prior to cancellation. In order to obtain a Commercial learner permit (CLP). A notice is sent prior to the MEC expiration date to or CDL, you must present one of the following valid inform drivers they will need to downgrade their and unexpired documents to prove name, date of License or provide a current MEC. Failure to birth and citizenship or lawful permanent residency: comply will result in cancellation of their CDL.
6 drivers will need to reinstate their CDL privileges Passport before they can legally drive. drivers may still be Passport Card eligible for non- Commercial privileges during their Certified copy of Birth Certificate CDL cancellation period. Consular Report of Birth Abroad Certificate of Naturalization Driving Record Certificate of Citizenship Foreign Passport with I-94 When you apply for your CDL, you will be asked to: A Driver's License , instruction permit or identification card from another state that Certify that you do not have a Driver's contains a Real ID marking approved by the License from more than one state Dept. of Homeland Security. Provide a list of states where you held a Note: Any Real ID card marked limited Driver's License during the previous ten years term is not acceptable for proof of name and Certify that your Driver's License is not date of birth; acceptable immigration currently suspended, revoked, or cancelled documents must be shown.
7 In any state, nor is your License subject to any of these actions If any of the following documents are presented then Surrender your current Driver's License a limited term CLP/CDL will be issued: Provide proof of your Social Security number I-551 Permanent Resident Card I-765 Employment Authorization Card Before issuing your License , DMV staff will run a nationwide driving record check. Self-Certification Learner Permit An applicant must identify what type of commerce he A Nevada Commercial learner permit (CLP) is valid or she intends to drive. for a 180 day period for the purpose of behind-the- wheel training on public roads or highways. An applicant must select interstate (operating inside Applicants for a Commercial learner permit must be or outside the state of Nevada ) or intrastate at least 21 years old and pass the vision and (operating only within the borders of Nevada ).
8 Written examinations. Applicants between 18 and 20 years of age may be granted a CLP to operate An applicant must determine if he or she is non- a CMV in intrastate commerce. However, this age excepted (medical examination is required) or group will not be allowed to transport passengers excepted (medical examination is not required). or hazardous materials requiring placards. Medical Exam A CLP may only be issued if the applicant also holds a valid underlying base License (non- Based on the applicant's self-certification as to the Commercial or Commercial ). The CLP will have a type of commerce to be driven, a Medical restriction placed on it that states the CLP is only Examiner's Certificate (MEC) may be required. valid when accompanied by the underlying base License . NOTE: Any MEC issued must be completed by a medical examiner who is on the National A CLP is required in order to be issued a CDL and Registry of Certified Medical Examiners.
9 This must be held for 14 days from the date of initial list can be found at: issuance prior to taking the skills test. Page ii Nevada Information Any applicant with a CLP that is expired for 30 a non-CMV within the previous four years days or more must retake all applicable knowledge (CDL and Non-CDL citations may be tests in order to renew the CLP. counted). If you have a hazardous materials Nevada CLP holders may attend training and be endorsement and wish to retain it on your tested by an out-of-state (OOS) tester or certifier. CDL, you must pass the hazardous materials Nevada will accept these scores from the OOS knowledge test and the federally required tester and use them to issue a Nevada CDL. background check However, Nevada will not test any applicant who holds an out-of-state CLP. If you renew your CLP a second time, all applicable knowledge tests must be retaken.
10 When renewing Based on their self-certification status, holders of a a CLP, no portions of the skills test can be banked. learner permit must present a medical examiner's Also, if you have only passed the pre-trip portion of certificate dated within the previous two years and the skills test and you renew your CLP, the pre-test must be accompanied at all times by a driver who: portion must be retaken along with the untested portions of the complete skills test. Is at least 25 years of age;. Holds a CDL for the proper class and Upgrades endorsements for the type of vehicle being operated;. If you wish to change the class, add an Is seated next to the driver; and endorsement or remove a restriction (L, E or Z) on Has been licensed for the same your CDL and the upgrade or change requires a classification and endorsements as the skills test, you will need to do the following: permit holder for at least one year.