M. Jodi Rell
Robert M. Ward
State of Connecticut
Department of Motor Vehicles
60 State Street
Wethersfield, CT 06161
R-295 Rev. 7/09
The safe operation of commercial vehicles on Connecticut highways is a crucial
concern. If we pay strict attention to the safety precautions needed in the operation of these
vehicles, then we can make Connecticut highways the safest in the nation.
This manual, the Connecticut Commercial Driver’s manual, explains in clear language
the requirements for obtaining the Commercial Driver’s License from the State of Connecticut.
It also provides information on the principles of the safe and lawful operation of a commercial
motor vehicle. The manual covers minimum requirements for safe driving, transporting cargo,
transporting passengers, safe operation of air brakes, single transporters, double and triple
transporters and the transportation of hazardous material.
You should review each section carefully and be familiar with its contents. Thank you
for helping to make Connecticut roads safe for both commercial and passenger vehicles.
The Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles would like to thank the American
Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA) for their assistance in the
preparation of this publication. This manual is based on information contained
in the AAMVA Commercial Driver License Manual (revised July 2008).
COMMERCIAL DRIVER’S LICENSES
COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLES
Revised January 2009
The purpose of this manual is to provide the reader with a general familiarity with the principles of
safe and lawful operation of a commercial motor vehicle.The contents of this manual are not
intended to serve as a precise statement of federal regulations or the General Statutes of the State
of Connecticut pertaining to the operation of a commercial motor vehicle and should not be
understood by the reader as such.
This manual is designed to help you be a better driver. It will not tell you