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The restricted Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) permits applicators or suppliers to drive all Class B and Class C commercial vehicles. The Class B or Class C vehicles are basically vehicles that don’t have a semitrailer or trailer attached to them. The owner of a restricted Commercial Driver’s License is allowed to carry hazardous materials, which can be solid fertilizers like ammonium nitrate (if it is not mixed with any organic substances) and liquid fertilizers like anhydrous ammonia (3,000 gallons or less).

The restricted Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) is only official if the distance between the farm and the business is around 150 miles or less. In order to gain the restricted Commercial Driver’s License, the driver needs to have a clean driving record for over 2 years before they can apply for this license. A clean driving record is classed as the following:

  • Not holding more than 1 licenses
  • No suspension or revocation for the license in any condition
  • No convictions for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol (no refusal to take tests), any felony including a motor vehicle, fleeing from the scene of an accident, driving without any privileges, reckless driving, speeding 15 mph or more above the speed limit, erratic and improper lane changes, driving to close to other vehicles, driving a CMV without proper endorsements or a CDL, driving a CMV without proper endorsements or a CDL.
  • No convictions for traffic law violations connected with accidents and no accidents caused by the applicant. The starting fee for the restricted Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) is $16 for 2 years or $8 per year for around 5 to 8 years. In order to update the license for another season than the one it was issued for, a $10 fee is charged. The seasonal periods for using a restricted Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) are usually from March 15th till June 30th and from October 4th till December 14th.