Hazardous Materials Endorsement
In order to comply with the threat assessment measures required by the U.S.A. Patriot Act, all individuals who hold a commercial driver license with a hazardous materials endorsement must have their fingerprints recorded.
If you do not currently hold a hazardous materials endorsement, you will need to complete the threat assessment before the endorsement can be issued to you. If you currently hold a hazardous materials endorsement and you are renewing your commercial driver's license, you will need to complete a new threat assessment.
Other Commercial Driver's License Endorsements
The following endorsements apply only to individuals with commercial driver's licenses:
- Endorsement H – Hazardous materials The driver is allowed to transport hazardous materials. The person must also complete a Transportation Safety Authority background screening.
- Endorsement N – Tank vehicle The driver is allowed to transport liquids or gaseous materials in tanks with a capacity of 1,000 gallons or more.
- Endorsement P – Passenger transport The driver is allowed to transport more than 15 passengers (including the driver). Requires a passenger endorsement on the commercial driver's license.
- Endorsement S – School bus The driver is allowed to transport passengers in a school bus.
- Endorsement T – Doubles or triples The driver is allowed to operate a commercial motor vehicle with two or three separate trailers attached. Requires a "Class A" commercial driver's license or permit.
- Endorsement X – Tank vehicles and hazardous materials The driver is allowed to transport hazardous materials with a tanker vehicle.
- Endorsement L – Motorcycle Endorsement
The driver has satisfactorily completed motorcycle skills and knowledge testing required by the State of Indiana. This endorsement allows the driver to legally operate a motorcycle on Indiana roads.
Commercial Driver's License Restrictions
These restrictions are in addition to any driver's license restrictions and are added to a driver's commercial driver's license based on the driver passing the required commercial driver's license knowledge exams or skills tests. The following is a list of restrictions that may be added to a commercial driver's license:
- E – Automatic transmission CMV
- K – Intrastate (driving in Indiana) only
- L – No Airbrake CMV
- N – No Class A and B passenger vehicle
- Q – Bus only
- O – No Tractor-Trailer CMV
- T - Hazmat prohibited
- M – No Class A passenger vehicle
- R – Valid for Restricted Agricultural CDL Privileges Only when presented with Seasonal Validation Document
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