Become a Truck Driver in New Jersey
Complete our simple and free application and CDL Career Now can quickly put you in contact with New Jersey truck driving schools so you can begin your CDL training.
At CDL Career Now, we have a relationship with several truck driving schools in New Jersey 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 New Jersey CDL requirements and find a quality truck driving school in New Jersey as well as job placement assistance, when appropriate.
Feel free to dig deeper by clicking the best New Jersey 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.
New Jersey Truck Driving Schools Near:
- Jersey City
- Toms River
- Union City
- Cherry Hill
- East Orange
- North Bergen
- West New York
- New Brunswick
State of New Jersey CDL Requirements
To obtain a Commercial Driver's License in the state of New Jersey, you must be at least 18 years of age and meet the following requirements:
- 20/40 vision in each eye
- Must not be color blind. Meaning that applicants must be able to clearly distinguish the colors red, green, and amber.
- Applicants must be physically fit. They must pass a DOT medical Examination. Federal law requires drivers to carry a valid Department of Transportation physical card on persons while driving a commercial motor vehicle. DOT cards must be renewed every two years unless otherwise specified by a doctor or physician.
A CDL is needed to operate the following vehicle classifications:
- For any combination of vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 26,001 pounds or more, provided the GVWR of the vehicle(s) being towed is more than 10,000 pounds.
- Any straight truck with two or more axles and a GVWR of 26,001 pounds or more.
- Any vehicle with two or more axles and a GVWR of 26,001 pounds or more, pulling a vehicle with a GVWR of 10,000 pounds or less.
- A single vehicle designed to transport 16 or more passengers (including the driver) if the GVWR is 26,001 pounds or more.
- Any vehicle with a GVWR of less than 26,001 pounds transporting hazardous materials for which placarding is required.
- A single vehicle designed to transport 16 or more passengers (including the driver) if the GVWR is less than 26,001 pounds.