Become a Trucker in Alabama

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Divided into four major physiographic regions, Alabama is a sight-see-ers dream. From the lowlands of the Coastal Plain and the parallel ridges of the Appalachian chain to the rolling hills of the Piedmont and Appalachian Plateaus - truck driving never looked so scenic.

While in cruise control, be sure not to miss the World’s smallest city block in Dothan. Having just a tiny gravel triangle with a stop sign, yield sign, a street sign and a tombstone-like marker, you can easily pass through this block within the blink of an eye. Take a detour and explore Gravity Hill in Sylacauga. Take caution though, for your rig will soon be rolling backwards… up a hill!

Take a pit stop in Enterprise to snap a picture with the Boll Weevil Monument or admire the Bird Dog Statue in Union Springs. Head to Prattville, home to the frightening collection of folk art known as the Miracle Cross Garden or admire the 25-foot-tall Aluminum Bass Guitar Man Statue in Muscle Shoals. Whether you enjoy 16-foot-long dental tools for advertisement or a giant rooster made of car bumpers, Alabama has roadside attractions for every trucker’s delight.

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State of Alabama CDL Requirements

The State of Alabama requires that an individual be at least 18 years of age to obtain a CDL or haul any type of placarded hazardous materials. Individuals under the age of 21 can only operate a commercial motor vehicle inside the state lines of Alabama.

Listed below are descriptions of the various types of commercial motor vehicles and what commercial endorsement is required to operate each vehicle class.

• CDL Class A – Articulated Vehicles or combination vehicles with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating of 26,001 pounds or over and hauling a trailer over 10,001

• CDL Class B – Straight truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating of 26,000 or more and no trailer or hauling a trailer less than 10,001 pounds.

• CDL Class C – Bus or vehicle under 26,001 pounds, but carrying 15 passengers or Hazardous materials.

• CDL Class D – Private passenger, regular operator

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