Become a Truck Driver in Maryland
Complete our simple and free application and CDL Career Now can quickly put you in contact with Maryland truck driving schools so you can begin your CDL training.
At CDL Career Now, we have a relationship with several truck driving schools in Maryland that offer a variety of CDL training services, as well as job placement assistance to those who qualify. Our CDL training application is specifically designed to pre-qualify the CDL candidate, assuring that you meet the Maryland CDL requirements and find a quality truck driving school in Maryland as well as job placement assistance, when appropriate.
Feel free to dig deeper by clicking the best Maryland city below to see a list of schools near you. Or you can fill out the application to the left and let us take it from there. Remember, it cost you nothing to apply! The important thing is that you take that first step towards quality CDL training and a rewarding CDL career now.
Maryland Truck Driving Schools Near:
- Silver Spring
- Upper Marlboro
- Glen Burnie
- Ellicott City
- Bel Air
- Owings Mills
- Fort Washington
State of Maryland CDL Requirements
To get a Maryland CDL Learner’s Permit, you will be required to provide: Proof of age (driver’s license, birth certificate, and military ID card), identity, and Maryland residency. Please refer to sources of proof for required documentation.
You must pass a vision screening and knowledge test(s).
You are required to be at least 18 to obtain a learner’s permit for a CDL Intrastate, 21 years of age for Interstate. In addition you must have a full Maryland driver’s license (does not include a motorcycle license).
You will be required to provide documented proof of your social security number.
A valid U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) physical card and a valid intrastate or interstate waiver/exemption is required. The Medical Examination Report for DOT physical card information is downloadable. The CDL Medical Waiver Information Packet for an intrastate or interstate waiver is also available. Out-of-state learner’s permit cannot be exchanged for a Maryland learner’s permit.
CDL Skills Testing:
The time limit for the Pre-Trip Inspection will be 45 minutes. The time limit for the Skills Maneuver Test will be 10 minutes per maneuver. Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Manual and accompanying Maryland Commercial Driver License (CDL) Manual Amendment Insert (DL-151A) provide instruction and general information that is needed to prepare for the CDL licensing test. School Bus Endorsement Study Guide (section 10) provides information needed for school bus skills testing.
The U.S.A. Patriot Act of 2001 requires all commercial driver license holders with a HAZMAT endorsement to undergo a criminal background check to include a fingerprint process.Maryland CDL Requirements Source