Commercial Driver FAQs in North Dakota
If I move to North Dakota, how many days do I have before my out-of-state CDL is deemed invalid?
You have 30 days to apply for a North Dakota CDL. If you don't, your out-of-state CDL will be considered illegal.
Are there CDL exemptions for North Dakota farmers driving farm equipment?
Yes, and they are:
- Any farmer driving a 2 axle, tandem axle, or truck-tractor farm vehicle for the purpose of moving farm machinery, produce or farm supplies within 150 miles of his or her farm does not need a CDL.
- Any farmer transporting hazardous material within 150 miles of his farm does not need a hazardous material endorsement.
With the allowed hours of service always changing how can I keep pace with what's legal?
Check with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration with their online overview.
How often do I need to get a medical examination?
You are required by law to be examined every 2 years.