Are there any special requirements in order to qualify to operate a commercial truck?

Are there any special requirements in order to qualify to operate a commercial truck?

A driver a must be either a United States citizen or lawful permanent resident with a valid United States Social Security card, pass a physical, and pass the test to have a current state commercial driver's license (CDL). In addition, there are requirements limiting drive time and driving on certain roads.

Trucks carrying hazardous materials have even more stringent requirements than typical freight-hauling trucks.

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