Wyoming CDL License Requirements
To begin a career as a truck driver in Wyoming, you must first obtain a Wyoming commercial driver's license (CDL). The State of Wyoming uses the following criteria to determine whether or not a CDL is required to drive a commercial vehicle:
- 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
To obtain a Wyoming CDL, you must be at least 18 years old, have a valid Wyoming driver's license and obtain a medical certificate. Interstate transportation of cargo is regulated by the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), which requires drivers to be at least 21 years old to transport materials across state lines. CDL applicants must then pass both a written knowledge exam and a driving test. The three part driving test includes a pre-trip vehicle inspection, a basic control skills test and an on-road driving exam. For the driving test, applicants must use a vehicle in the same class for which they are trying to obtain a CDL license--for example, if you wish to obtain a Class B CDL, you must test in a Class B vehicle.
To drive a truck with air brakes, a tanker truck, a school bus or a truck with double/triple trailers, additional endorsements are needed. Endorsements are also needed to transport hazardous materials or to carry 16 or more passengers (including the driver). A background check by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is required to transport hazardous materials (also referred to as a Hazmat endorsement). A truck driving school will provide the education and on-road training needed to pass the CDL requirements in Wyoming.
Resources for Wyoming CDL Requirements
Visit the Wyoming Department of Transportation website for more information.
Learn more about Wyoming trucking schools.
Truck Driver Salary in Wyoming
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Table data taken from 2015 BLS (http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes533032.htm)