Oregon Commercial Drivers License – Do You Need One?

Oregon Commercial Drivers License – Do You Need One?

Thinking about getting a truck-driving job in Oregon? If so, you’re going to need an Oregon commercial drivers license (CDL) because, drivers in the state are required to have a CDL if they are planning on driving a vehicle that weighs over 26,000 points or if the vehicle is used to transport materials that can be labeled hazardous.

CDL Exemptions?

In many cases there are exceptions where a driver will not required to obtain a CDL; some of the jobs where someone can obtain an exemption are: farm labor jobs, fire fighting jobs and emergency services. Some of other the jobs where drivers can obtain a CDL exemption are:

  • Transportation of deceased individuals to the morgue
  • Emergency transportation of fuel
  • Operation of a motor home or private carrier
  • Transporting migrant workers from one location to the other
  • Driving machinery for harvesting crops on a farm

Besides these few exemptions, it’s generally required to have a commercial drivers license if you plan on driving a commercial vehicle that weighs over 26,000 pounds between states or you plan on using that commercial vehicle to transport goods from a location within the state of Oregon to another.

CDL Qualifications

To qualify for a CDL you must be able to pass a Class C drivers test and also be at least 18 years of age, provide your full name, social security number, proof of your residence, identity and date of birth.

After you pass the CDL test you will have to pass a vision test, certify that you intend on operating a commercial vehicle for interstate or intrastate commerce, get your photo taken and submit a medical examiners certification that will confirm that you’re fit and able to drive a commercial vehicle.

Once you have obtained your Oregon commercial drivers license you will need commercial auto insurance to drive your commercial vehicle in the state of Oregon.

To get a no obligation, commercial auto insurance quote, contact the experienced team of insurance professionals at the Tye Farnsworth Allstate Insurance agency today at (541) 318-8835 or click here for a free online insurance quote.

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