Become a Truck Driver in North Carolina

CDL Truck Driving.

Complete our simple and free application and CDL Career Now can quickly put you in contact with North Carolina truck driving schools so you can begin your CDL training.

At CDL Career Now, we have a relationship with several truck driving schools in North Carolina 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 North Carolina CDL requirements and find a quality truck driving school in North Carolina as well as job placement assistance, when appropriate.

Feel free to dig deeper by clicking the best North Carolina 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.

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State of North Carolina CDL Requirements

In the state of North Carolina you must first choose what commercial drivers’ license you wish to hold. Applicants can choose from a list of the following:

Class A -

  • 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.

Class B -

  • 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.

Class C -

  • 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.

The next step is to obtain a temporary instructional permit. You can obtain a commercial permit by completing a series of tests directly related to the type of license you wish to pursue. Permits are valid for a period of 6 months.

In order to apply for the issuance of a CDL you will need to supply the following documents.

·       Proof of Residency

·       Proof of age and identity

·       Proof of Liability Insurance

·       Proof of clear driving record

o   License must not be suspended, disqualified or revoked

o   Must not currently hold more than one driver license

To complete the licensing process a road skills test must be completed by a state licensed examiner.

Fees include:

·       Application Fee $30.00

·       CDL Endorsement $3 per endorsement

·       Learner Permit $15.00

North Carolina CDL Requirements Source