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Driver Licensing > Commercial Driver License > Road Test

The Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Act requires every state to meet the same minimum standards for commercial driver licensing. The standards require drivers to get a Commercial Driver License (CDL) to operate any of the following commercial motor vehicles:

  • A vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) in excess of 26,000 pounds.
  • A combination of trailer and towing unit which exceeds 26,000 pounds GVWR with the trailer in excess of 10,000 pounds GVWR.
  • A vehicle designed to transport 16 or more passengers, including the driver.
  • Any size vehicle which transports hazardous materials which requires a Hazmat placard.

Drivers are required to pass different knowledge and road tests depending on the Classifications and Endorsements they apply for and for the type of license they currently hold. Before applying for a CDL license, drivers should thoroughly review the Commercial Driver ManualAdobe Acrobat Reader Symbol, which can be downloaded or is available for pick up at any DMV office.

CDL Testing Sites

After a CDL written examination has been passed, please contact the DMV at (603) 227-4000 to schedule a CDL Road Skills test at one of the following locations. However, if you fail the original road test, you will be required to go to any DMV office in person to schedule another road test for a fee of $20.

Location Address
Concord 23 Hazen Drive. Test site it located in the rear parking area of the DMV building.
Durham Route 155A, UNH Campus, West Edge of Parking Lot (bus garage). Please use the eastern most entrance away from the UNH Campus.
Lebanon Interstate 89, Exit 19 Southbound, Weigh Station/Inspection Area
Nashua 110 Broad Street, DMV Office
Twin Mountain Route 302, DOT Highway Maintenance Garage, located across the street from the DMV office/State Police barracks.

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