Do Truck Drivers Need a CDL to Drive Box Trucks?

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If you’re wondering whether or not truck drivers need a CDL, or commercial driver’s license to drive box trucks, the answer is yes. In order to operate any commercial vehicle that weighs over 26,001 pounds, you are required by law to have a CDL. This includes box trucks of all sizes.

Although the requirements and regulations for CDL holders can vary from state to state, all states have a minimum set of standards that must be met in order to qualify for a CDL. These standards include passing a written test, demonstrating your knowledge of the rules of the road, and completing a driving skills test.

If you’re thinking about applying for a box truck driving job, be sure to check the box that says you have a CDL. Otherwise, you’ll end up in hot water with your employer and may even find yourself facing legal consequences. Box trucks are considered commercial vehicles because they are used to transport goods and materials from one place to another, which means box truck drivers need a CDL license in order to operate them legally.

If a box truck driver hits you, and doesn’t have a CDL the trucking company is responsible for having an unqualified driver. So, if you’re in an accident with a box truck, make sure to find out whether or not the driver has a CDL. If they don’t, you may be able to file a personal injury claim against the trucking company. Trucking companies know the dangers of unqualified drivers better than anyone.

If you’ve been injured in an accident with a box truck or any other commercial vehicle, our personal injury attorneys can help. We have years of experience handling all types of trucking accident cases and we’re ready to assist you today. Call us at (832) 277-2981 for more information, or contact us online now!

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