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How long do you have to renew your CDL after it expires?
A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) is valid for 5 years and expires on your birthday. You can renew your CDL up to 1 year prior to its expiration date….Fees.
|Class C Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Renewal Fee||$75||each|
What happens if my CDL expires in Texas?
I am out-of-state and my CDL expired, what do I do? You will need to return to Texas and visit your nearest driver license office location. The most convenient way to locate and schedule an appointment at your closest driver license office.
How soon can I renew my CDL?
The length of validity that a CDL will hold depends on the state that issues the commercial license. Typically, a renewal will be required once every 4 to 8 years. It is also common practice for a state DMV or DOT to send out renewal notices within 30 to 60 days prior to the expiration of a CDL in order to provide a reminder for the renewal.
Can I reinstate my CDL?
Reinstate Your CDL in Your State. To reinstate your commercial drivers license, your state may require you to: Wait-out the duration of your suspension/disqualification. Satisfy any court requirements, if applicable. Retake and pass the CDL driving skills and knowledge tests. Pay a reinstatement fee.
What if your CDL expires?
If you are on the road working as your license expires, you could face severe consequences. The State issues the license but the Department of Transportation (DOT) is the Federal agency that mandates it. So if you are pulled over, you could lose your CDL license (and no longer be able to drive trucks).
Is my CDL still valid?
Although each state sets it own lifespan on the license, it is going to expire in a regular cycle. This allows each state to periodically reevaluate your standing as the holder of a CDL, much like the licensing boards for other professionals including doctors, attorneys, and architects.