Washington State DUI

Commercial Driver's License Laws

RCW 46.25.070
Application — Change of address — Residency — Hazardous materials endorsement.

(1) The application for a commercial driver's license or commercial driver's instruction permit must include the following:

(a) The full name and current mailing and residential address of the person;

(b) A physical description of the person, including sex, height, weight, and eye color;

(c) Date of birth;

(d) The applicant's Social Security number;

(e) The person's signature;

(f) Certifications including those required by 49 C.F.R. part 383.71(a);

(g) The names of all states where the applicant has previously been licensed to drive any type of motor vehicle during the previous ten years;

(h) Any other information required by the department; and

(i) A consent to release driving record information to parties identified in chapter 46.52 RCW and this chapter.

(2) An applicant for a hazardous materials endorsement must submit an application and comply with federal transportation security administration requirements as specified in 49 C.F.R. part 1572, and meet the requirements specified in 49 C.F.R. 383.71(a)(9).

(3) When a licensee changes his or her name, mailing address, or residence address, the person shall notify the department as provided in RCW 46.20.205.

(4) No person who has been a resident of this state for thirty days may drive a commercial motor vehicle under the authority of a commercial driver's license issued by another jurisdiction.

[2004 c 187 § 4; 2003 c 195 § 2; 1991 c 73 § 2; 1989 c 178 § 9.]

Findings -- 2003 c 195: "The legislature finds that current economic conditions impose severe hardships on many commercial vehicle drivers. The legislature finds that commercial drivers who may not currently be working may not be able to afford the expense of a required physical in order to maintain their commercial driver's license. The legislature finds that Washington's commercial driver's license statutes should be harmonized with federal requirements, which require proof of a physical capacity to drive a commercial vehicle, along with a valid commercial driver's license, but do not link the two requirements. The legislature finds that allowing commercial drivers to delay getting a physical until they are actually driving a commercial vehicle will prevent the imposition of unnecessary expense and hardship on Washington's commercial vehicle drivers." [2003 c 195 § 1.]

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