Monday, January 15, 2007
CDL Endorsements
Q: I just recently obtained my Class B CDL license with school bus endorsement. I passed my air brake test at the BMV. But when I took my skill test, I didn\'t not use a bus that had air brakes so the instructor told me he could not give me the air brake endorsement. I can not find on my license anywhere that says I can not drive a vehicle with air brakes. Would I be in the wrong if I happen to drive a bus with air brakes?

A: If you were found in violation of operating without the endorsement you could be heavily fined, your CDL disqualified, and possible found civilly liable (personally sued) should you have an accident for operating a vehicle you are not endorsed to operate! A CDL is a big responsibility and fines and penalties for violations are pretty severe. Some CDL FAQs are also here that may help.
posted by South Bend Police Department @ 9:36 PM  

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