Commercial Driver FAQs in Minnesota
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Where to Find Minnesota CDL Info
Minnesota Driver and Vehicle Services (DVS) provides information on becoming a commercial driver, commercial driver's license (CDL) renewal, education and training, driving schools, endorsements, and related information on its official website.
Minnesota DVS handles commercial driver business, and provides a list of locations that can handle testing and other transactions.
The following is a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding commercial drivers in Minnesota:
Do I have to get commercial driver training before applying for a CDL in Minnesota?
Only drivers who are younger than 18 are required to get driver education and training to take CDL knowledge and skills tests.
I did not get a renewal notice for my CDL, but it is expiring soon. Can I renew without the notice?
A renewal notice is mailed at least 60 days prior to expiration, but it is not required to renew a CDL in Minnesota.
How long do I have to notify Minnesota DVS if I've moved?
You must apply for a duplicate CDL with an updated address within 30 days of moving.
How long is my Minnesota CDL valid before renewal is required?
For CDL holders who are 21 and older, the license is good for four years, renewable anytime before your birthday during the fourth year.
Do I need to get fingerprinted for a hazardous materials endorsement (HME)?
Yes. To obtain or renew an HME, you must get fingerprinted, but commercial drivers are not required to keep the endorsement when renewing.
Where can I find out more information about commercial driving in Minnesota?
The best place to find information on Minnesota CDL rules and requirements is the official Minnesota DVS website. DVS may also be contacted by phone at (651) 297-5029 or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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