Three Types of CDL’s

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There are three different types of Commercial Driver’s Licenses. They are based upon the weight of the of the freight, and what is being transported.

First is a “Class A” CDL- This type of CDL is required if you are driving a long-haul truck with a trailer that can haul more than 10,000lbs.

Second is a “Class B” CDL- This is for those who will be driving large trucks with trailers that haul less than 10,000lbs.

And third is a “Class C” CDL- This type is for those who will be driving any vehicle that can transport 16 or more passengers, or that is used to transport hazardous materials.

To obtain a CDL license, you are required to be at least 21 years of age, or 18-21 to obtain a restricted CDL, which will only lets you drive within the state you live in.

As far as the price to obtain your CDL, in Kansas, they cost $18, plus a mandatory $8 photo fee. Although prices may vary by State and are subject to change.

You will also have to renew your CDL every four years, which will cost a total of $29, which includes the $18 cost, $8 photo fee, and a $3 test fee

List of available office locations in Kansas, followed by their address and contact information. (Info taken from Kansas Revenue)

  • Chanute, KS       301 W 14th Street, Chanute, K620-S           620-431-7080
  • Colby, KS              990 S Range Ave, Colby, KS                          785-462-3620
  • Dodge City, KS     2601 Central Ave, Dodge City, KS             620-227-3944
  • Garden City, KS   2506 N John Street, Garden City, KS        620-276-8411
  • Hays, KS                1222 Canterbury Drive, Hays, KS               785-625-6917
  • Junction City, KS   139 East 8th Street, Junction City, KS  785-238-1814
  • Olathe, KS               20162 W. 151st. St., Olathe, KS                   913-829-2501
  • Phillipsburg, KS      425 F Street, Phillipsburg, KS                  785-543-5594
  • Salina, KS           2910 Arnold Ave, Salina, KS                            785-825-0321
  • Topeka, KS         3907 SW Burlingame Rd                                    785-266-7380
  • Wichita, KS         1823 W 21st Street N, Wichita, KS                 316-821-9920