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The weather is mild year round and numerous coves, creeks and small islands are up for discovery. When it comes to Maryland, it’s a truck drivers paradise. With both average precipitation and snowfall each year and sunshine more often than not, cruising down the streets of Maryland can be pure bliss.

Drive down the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, roll down the window and take in the smell of the salty air or take the inland part of the state and drive through the slow rising hills of the Piedmont Plateau. Whatever you prefer, Maryland’s outdoor setting has much to offer a licensed truck driver.

Not sure what to expect when driving through the ‘Old Line State’? Fort McHenry and the world’s only surviving wrought iron bridge are just a few of the many roadside attractions you’ll catch sight of on your journey. A surfin’ submarine centennial statue in Annapolis, a big pencil stuck in a wall in Baltimore and a buried giant in the sands of Oxon Hill; the possibilities are endless.

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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.

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