Utah CDL License Requirements

In order to drive a commercial vehicle in Utah, you must first obtain a Utah commercial driver's license (CDL). While classes of CDL licenses can vary slightly from state to state, Utah categorizes commercial vehicles as follows:

  • Class A: Combination vehicles weighing over 26,001 lbs. with trailers weighing over 10,000 lbs.
  • Class B: Vehicles weighing over 26,001 lbs. with trailers less than 10,000 lbs.
  • Class C: Vehicles under 26,001 lbs. carrying sixteen or more occupants (including the driver) or trucks transporting hazardous materials

According to Utah CDL requirements, applicants must be at least 18 years old, pass a vision exam and obtain a medical certificate. The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) regulates the transportation of cargo between states. USDOT requires all drivers who transport materials across state lines to be at least 21 years old. All CDL applicants then need to pass a general knowledge exam and a skills test, which includes a pre-trip vehicle inspection, a basic control test and an on-road driving exam. For the driving test, you must use a vehicle in the same class for which you are trying to obtain a CDL license--for example, if you wish to obtain a Class A CDL, you must test in a Class A vehicle.

To drive a truck with double/triple trailers, a truck with air brakes, a tanker truck or a school bus, additional endorsements are required. If you wish to transport passengers or hazardous materials (Hazmat), additional endorsements are also required. A background check by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is needed for a Hazmat endorsement. A truck driving school in Utah will provide you with the foundation to pass the CDL requirements and start your career in truck driving.

Resources for Utah CDL Requirements

Visit the Utah Department of Public Safety website for more information.

Directory of Utah Truck Driving Schools

Blanding: College of Eastern Utah
Address: 639 W 100 S Blanding, Utah 84511
Phone: 435-678-2244

Bountiful: A-2-Z Testing & Training
Address: 1900 S Jeri Dr Bountiful, Utah 84010
Phone: 801-298-0810

Cedar City: Southwest Applied Tech Center
Address: 520 W 800 S Cedar City, Utah 84720
Phone: 435-586-2899

Epraim: Snow College
Address: 150 E College Ave Epraim, Utah 84627
Phone: 485-283-7000

Logan: Bridgerland Applied Technology Center
Address: 1301 N 600 W Logan, Utah 84321
Phone: 435-770-9904

Magna: CDL Now
Address: 7654 W Wing Pointe Cir Magna, Utah 84044
Phone: 801-696-7714

North Salt Lake City: SAGE
Address: 620 W Trail St, #2 North Salt Lake City, Utah 84054
Phone: 877-724-3211

Ogden: CDL Training Center
Address: 142 E 26th St Ogden, Utah 84401
Phone: 801-866-0191

Orem: Mountainland Applied Technology College
Address: 987 S Geneva Rd, Rm 114 Orem, Utah 84058
Phone: 801-863-6282

Price: College of Eastern Utah
Address: 220 W 3430 S Hwy 10 Price, Utah 84501
Phone: 435-637-2201

Richfield: Snow College
Address: 800 W 200 S Richfield, Utah 84701
Phone: 435-896-8202

Salt Lake City: C.R. England
Address: 4701 W 2100 S Salt Lake City, Utah 84120
Phone: 800-356-5046

Salt Lake City: CDL Training Center
Address: 6381 W 2100 S Salt Lake City, Utah 84128
Phone: 801-866-0191

Salt Lake City: Class A CDL Academy
Address: 400 W Lawndale Dr Salt Lake City, Utah 84115
Phone: 801-637-3813

Salt Lake City: Roadmaster
Address: 6211 W 2100 S Salt Lake City, Utah 84128
Phone: 801-952-9000

Salt Lake City: Salt Lake Community College
Address: 250 W 3900 S Salt Lake City, Utah 84107
Phone: 801-951-5821

Salt Lake City: TNT Trucking School
Address: 996 S Redwood Rd Salt Lake City, Utah 84101
Phone: 801-972-3091

Salt Lake City: Todd's CDL Training
Address: 3702 W 2100 S Salt Lake City, Utah 84120
Phone: 801-794-9713

Spanish Fork: Todd's CDL Training
Address: 36 E 300 N Spanish Fork, Utah 84660
Phone: 801-794-9713

St George : All Tech CDL Sevices
Address: 94 E Hope St St George , Utah 84770
Phone: 435-817-6878

Tooele: Tooele Applied Technology College
Address: 88 South Tooele Blvd Tooele, Utah 84074
Phone: 435-248-1800

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