Vermont Trucking Schools and Programs

Truck driving careers in Vermont are in abundance. If you love cold winters and warm summers, there are many opportunities for you to explore throughout the state.

The state of Vermont has several requirements for individuals who are seeking a commercial driver’s license (CDL). Some of these requirements are specific to the state of Vermont but also conform to the minimum guidelines that have been set forth by the federal government.

Individuals who are applying for a CDL in the state of Vermont must at least meet these minimum qualifications:

    • Age 18 or older
    • Maintain a standard Vermont driver’s license in good standing
    • Have two documents proving residency in the state
    • Have access to the type of commercial vehicle that will be operated

The state provides a 200 page commercial driver license manual that describes all of the information that must be known in order to acquire a CDL. There some classes that can be taken through private businesses that can assist individuals who need more instructions than what the basic manual can provide. Any person who will be driving a commercial vehicle outside of Vermont will need to be 21 or older in order to hold a CDL due to interstate commerce laws.

The first thing that must be done after filling out an application is to take the CDL written test at the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). This test is based on the information in the manual that is provided to CDL applicants. Passing this test means that the applicant will be issued a commercial driver instruction permit.

After gaining the necessary driving experience, the applicant must take a skills test. The skills assessment judges the ability to handle a commercial vehicle. The applicant must supply the vehicle and it must meet the following guidelines:

    • Valid registration in Vermont
    • Must pass a pre-trip inspection
    • Must be empty of cargo
    • Must meet minimum commercial vehicle guidelines for weight

An applicant who passes the skills assessment will be issued a Vermont CDL. Any other type of driver’s license will need to be surrendered at this time. Additionally, the driver must submit a medical certification that proves he or she is physically capable of handling the vehicle. Further documents are required for licenses that will be used in interstate commerce, or for certifications dealing with the transport of hazardous materials.

Champlain Valley Truck Driver Training School
57 Gonyeau Rd.
Milton, VT 05468

Northeast Driver Qualifiers
37 Reservoir Rd.
Springfield, VT 05156

Vermont Truck Driver Training
740 US Rt 7
Pittsford, VT 05763