Arkansas State CDL Requirements:
In order to drive heavy vehicles in Arkansas, you must have valid CDL license. There are three categories of CDL license:
Class A CDL License: If the vehicle is weighing more than 26, 001 pounds with towing greater than 10,000, then you need to have class A drivers license.
Class B CDL License: For vehicles weighing more than 26,001 pounds, and towing less than 10,000 pounds, you will need Class B driver’s license.
Class C CDL License: In order to drive vehicles weighing less than 26,001 pounds in gross weight, then you need to have class A drivers license.
According to Arkansas State department of DMV, you must be at least 18 years old to apply for CDL license. Furthermore, you must have a valid driving license from Arkansas state department and must be in good health. To confirm your health status, you need to pass the vision test as well as have to obtain medical certificate from concerned authority. Applicants have to pass CDL general knowledge exam, a pre-trip vehicle inspection and on-road driving test. Keep in mind that you will take the on-road test in the same vehicle for which you are interested to obtain the CDL license.
Additionally, if you want to drive a vehicle with additional accessories, like Air-brakes, then you need to pass the CDL Air brakes test. It is the same for Hazmat endorsement, School Bus endorsement, Double/triple endorsement and so on. If you want to do interstate driving (Driving from one state to another), then you must be at least 21 years to become eligible for CDL application. For more information on this topic, feel free to contact us.
Note: If you have Class A license, then you can operate the vehicles falling within the category in the B and C.