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Wyoming CDL Manual | Wyoming CDL Handbook

Wyoming CDL Manual | Wyoming CDL Handbook

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WYOMING
Driver License Manual
forCOMMERCIAL & HEAVY VEHICLES
AAMVA Ver 05
Adapted from the Association of American Motor Vehicle Administrators’ Version 05by the Wyoming Department of Transportation Driver Services Program
 January 2012
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This material is based upon work supported by the Federal Motor Car-rier Safety Administration under Cooperative Agreement No. DTFH61-97-X-00017. Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the Author(s) and do not neces-sarily reflect the view of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
Table of Contents
WYOMING SPECIFIC CDL INFORMATION .........................................i.iINTRODUCTION ....................................................................................1.1DRIVING SAFELY ..................................................................................2.1TRANSPORTING CARGO SAFELY ......................................................3.1TRANSPORTING PASSENGERS SAFELY ...........................................4.1AIR BRAKES ...........................................................................................5.1COMBINATION VEHICLES ...................................................................6.1DOUBLES AND TRIPLES ......................................................................7.1TANK VEHICLES ....................................................................................8.1HAZARDOUS MATERIALS ..................................................................9.1SCHOOL BUS .......................................................................................10.1PRE󰀭TRIP VEHICLE INSPECTION ......................................................11.1BASIC VEHICLE CONTROL SKILLS TEST .........................................12.1ON󰀭ROAD DRIVING ............................................................................13.1
 
2012 Wyoming Commercial Driver License Manual
Section i — Wyoming InformationPage i.i
WYOMING SPECIFIC CDL INFORMATION
This Section Covers
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CDL Licensing Requirements
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Getting your CDL License
CDL Licensing Requirements
Requirements to Drive
To drive any type of vehicle legally in Wyoming, you must have a valid driver license, instruction permit, interme-diate license or restricted license. Wyoming licenses are issued by the Driver Services Program of the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT).
Who Does Not Need a Wyoming License? 
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Employees of the United States government operating  vehicles owned or leased by the U.S. government;
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Members of the Armed Forces stationed in Wyoming, and their dependents, who have a valid license issued by their state of residence;
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Full-time students attending the University of Wyo-ming or a Wyoming junior college and who have a  valid license from another state; and
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Any person licensed by another state which is a Driver License Compact member (see page i.xi), unless the person chooses to have a Wyoming driver license. Such an out-of-state license must be surrendered within one year of residency in Wyoming.
Who Cannot Get a Wyoming CDL or Heavy Vehicle Driver License? 
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Persons under 18 years of age;
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Persons whose driving privileges are suspended, can-celed, denied or revoked in this or any other state. The Problem Driver Pointer System and other electronic systems will be checked on all applicants to verify that their privilege to drive is not withdrawn in this or any other state;
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Persons who fail any portion of the required driver license examination(s);
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Persons who have been judged legally incompetent;
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Persons who are habitual users of alcohol or any con-trolled substance;
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Persons who are in violation of the Immigration Laws of the United States. Some non-citizens of the U.S. may qualify for a license to drive. Immigration documents are required to determine whether or not a legal alien may be licensed. Contact your local examiner for details.
Drivers of the Following Types of Vehicles Must Have a CDL:
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Those weighing 26,001 or more pounds Gross Com-bination Weight Rating (GCWR); or
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Those designed to carry 16 or more passengers (includ-ing the driver); or
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Those transporting hazardous materials in quantities requiring placards (regardless of vehicle size.)Operators of the following types of vehicles are exempt from CDL requirements, but must have either a Wyo-ming heavy vehicle license or an applicable Department of Defence license:
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Farm and ranch vehicles weighing 26,001 or more pounds Gross Combination Weight Rating controlled and operated by a farmer or rancher and used in ag-ricultural operations within a 150 air-mile radius of domicile; or
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Fire fighting and related emergency equipment weigh-ing 26,001 or more pounds Gross Combination Weight Rating ; or
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Military equipment when owned or operated by the U.S. Department of Defense and operated by non-civilian personnel (including National Guard person-nel while on active duty); or
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Recreational vehicles weighing 26,001 or more pounds Gross Combination Weight Rating used solely as a personal conveyance for recreational and leisure-time pursuits.
CDL License Classes
Class A - Combination Vehicles
A Class A license authorizes the holder to operate any ve-hicle or combination of vehicles with a gross combination weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 pounds or more, provid-ing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle or vehicles being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
Class B - Straight Trucks and Light Combinations
This license authorizes the holder to operate any single  vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 26,001 or more pounds or any such vehicle towing a vehicle
Wyoming’s CDL Driver License

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