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P11: Driver License Number, Class, CDL, Endorsements

Definition:

A unique set of alphanumeric characters assigned by the authorizing agent issuing a driver license to the individual.

Element Attributes
Subfield 1: License Number

Alphanumeric identifier assigned by the authorizing jurisdiction (State, foreign country, U.S. Government, Indian Nation, etc.)

Subfield 2: Class

This indicates the type of driver's license issued by the State and the type of motor vehicle the driver is qualified to drive.

  • None
  • Not Applicable
  • Class A - details
  • Class B - details
  • Class C - details
  • Regular Driver's License Class - details
  • Class M - details
Subfield 3: Commercial Driver License (CDL)

This indicates whether the driver's license is a commercial driver license (CDL). Also, this information is important to separate the non-commercial licenses included by some States in Class C with the commercial licenses.

  • No
  • Yes
Subfield 4: Endorsements

This indicates any endorsements to the driver's license, both commercial and non-commercial.

  • None / Not Applicable
  • T - Double/Triple Trailers (Applies to Class A)
  • P - Passenger (Applies to transportation of 16 or more people including the driver)
  • N - Tank Vehicle (Required on any A, B, or C for transporting liquid or gaseous material with a tank attached to the vehicle)
  • H - Hazardous Materials (Required on any A, B, or C for transporting hazardous material requiring placarding)
  • X - Combination of Tank Vehicle and Hazardous Materials
  • S - School
  • Other non-commercial license endorsements (e.g.; motorcycle, etc.)

Endorsements: Issued to drivers after successfully completing a specialized test that qualifies them to operate that specific type of vehicle.

Rationale:

This element is critical in providing linkage between the crash and driver license files at the state level. This information is mandated by FMCSA for commercial drivers.