What is a CMV?

A CMV (commercial motor vehicle) is defined as a vehicle (generally over 10,000 pounds gross vehicle weight rating) used for business, transporting product or people between states. All vehicles transporting hazardous materials (whether for interstate commerce or not) are also considered CMVs. For the most up-to-date information please refer to the official FMCSA website. All CMVs are required to have a USDOT number.

Compliance with DOT and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, such as Hours of Service (HOS) Rules, the Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program and the electronic logging device (ELD) Mandate is required for any fleet operating CMVs.

Do I need a CDL to drive a CMV?

A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) is required to drive a commercial vehicle, such as tractor trailers, semi-trucks, dump trucks, school buses or any vehicle carrying over 16 passengers, in the United States.

Commercial vehicle drivers and Commercial Driver’s License holders are part of the FMCSA’s drug testing and Pre-employment Screening Programs.

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