Commercial Drivers License (CDL) Requirement

Charles Green

I. Since April 1, 1992 A CDL License Has Been Required To Drive a Church Bus

II. This Involves Passing a Written Test to Obtain the License

A. General knowledge
B. Air brake endorsement
C. Passenger endorsement

III. This Also Involves Passing a Skills Test Driving the Bus

A. A pre-trip inspection is required
B. A skills test behind the wheel on a state approved course with a state certified instructor is required

IV. After the Written And Skills Parts Are Completed, The Class “B” License Is Issued

A. The cost varies from state to state
B. The length before renewal varies from state to state
C. Some states require a physical; some do not
D. No re-testing is required as you move to another state since this is a Federal license and should be uniform state to state

V. Sample Written Tests and Information on the Skills Test Follows

This article ‘Commercial Drivers License (CDL) Requirement’ was excerpted from: Bus Ministry Handbook by Charles Green. Self Published. 1988. Used by Permission. It may be used for study & research purposes only.

This article may not be written by an Apostolic author, but it contains many excellent principles and concepts that can be adapted to most churches. As the old saying goes ‘Eat the meat. Throw away the bones.’