Commercial Driver FAQs in New Hampshire
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Where to Find CDL Info
Becoming licensed to drive a commercial motor vehicle is a lengthy process, and at some point you might have questions.
How can I find out more information about authorized routes?
New Hampshire's Department of Safety (DOS) provides to publications online regarding authorized routes:
Both are available online.
I've been convicted of a traffic violation. How should I handle this regarding my CDL?
You'll need to tell your employer within 30 days of the conviction, unless it was a parking ticket.
I'm familiar with the classes and endorsements of CDLs, but what are the restrictions?
The following restrictions can be placed on CDLs in New Hampshire:
- Code A: No restrictions
- Code B: Corrective lens
- Code C: Mechanical aid
- Code D: Prosthetic aid
- Code E: Automatic transmission
- Code F: Outside mirror
- Code G: Limited to daylight only
- Code K: CDL intrastate only
- Code L: No air brakes
- Code O: Except tractor trailers
New residents transferring their CDLs to New Hampshire may have a Code T, which means it is temporary for six months.
I refused an alcohol test when I was pulled over last night. I know I wasn't over the limit, but I didn't want to be out-of-service, either―I had a drink or two. What happens now?
You should have risked being out-of-service for 24 hours, because refusing an alcohol test causes your CDL to be revoked.
My CDL has been suspended, but my boss let me make a big delivery this morning―I was caught. What now?
Both you and your employer face being fined up to $5,000 each, plus jail time.
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