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Truck Driver

Heavy Truck or Tractor Trailer


Drivers of heavy trucks or tractor trailers may operate vehicles with a Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR), or the Gross Combination Weight Rating (GCWR) of over 26,000 pounds by obtaining the appropriate Commercial Driver's License (CDL).

Licensing Authority:

New York State Department of Motor Vehicles
Motor Carrier Safety/CDL Policy
6 Empire State Plaza
Swan Street Building, Room 331
Albany, New York 12228

NYS Department of Motor Vehicle Phone Numbers
From Area Code(s) Please Call
212, 646, 917, 718, 347 (212) 645-5550 or (718) 966-6155
516, 914, 631, 845 (718) 477-4820
Upstate and all others in New York State (518) 486-9786
Out of New York State (518) 473-5595

Standard Occupational Classification:

53-3032 - Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer
To learn more about this occupation search the Occupational Information Network (O*Net).

Additional Information:

New York State Driver's Manual, Commercial Driver's Manual, Vehicle and Traffic Law, Regulations of the New York State Commissioner of Motor Vehicles.

Authorizing Statute - Article 19 of the Vehicle and Traffic Law.


Fees stated and other information contained in this report are subject to change. Please contact the licensing authority listed above for the most current information.

This page was last updated on 11/9/18.

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