Truck Driver, Other

License required by 51 states

67th most burdensome licensing requirements.

12th most widely and onerously licensed occupation.

“Other” truck drivers drive large-capacity trucks that are not tractor-trailers (e.g., straight or box trucks or trucks with a towing vehicle attachment weighing 10,000 pounds or less) to transport and deliver goods, livestock or materials in liquid, loose or packaged form. They may be required to unload trucks.1

All 50 states and D.C. license “other” truck drivers. Rhode Island and West Virginia require two years (730 days) of driving experience, while seven other states require one year. Washington requires 48 hours (about 11 days) of commercial driving education. The other 41 states require no education or experience. Every state requires at least four exams and sets an age minimum, usually of 18 years, though a few states set theirs higher or lower.2 Fees range from $18 in New Mexico to $325 in Washington.

Other truck driver ranks as the 67th most burdensome occupation. And because it is licensed by every state and D.C., it ranks as the 12th most widely and onerously licensed occupation.

States With Licenses

Burden Rank State States Licensed Fees Estimated Calendar Days Lost Education Experience Exams Minimum Grade Minimum Age
1 Rhode Island 51 $160 730 2 years 4 0 18
2 West Virginia 51 $142 730 2 years 4 0 18
3 Oregon 51 $156 365 1 years 4 0 18
4 Indiana 51 $153 365 1 years 4 0 18
5 Idaho 51 $142 365 1 years 4 0 18
6 Alaska 51 $140 365 1 years 4 0 18
7 Utah 51 $100 365 1 years 4 0 18
8 Arizona 51 $50 365 1 years 4 0 18
9 Delaware 51 $30 365 1 years 4 0 18
10 New Hampshire 51 $80 0 5 0 18
11 D C 51 $215 0 4 0 21
12 Hawaii 51 $155 0 4 0 21
13 Washington 51 $325 11 48 clock hours 4 0 18
14 Colorado 51 $257 0 4 0 18
15 Nevada 51 $235 0 4 0 18
16 New Jersey 51 $167 0 4 0 18
17 North Carolina 51 $160 0 4 0 18
18 Massachusetts 51 $140 0 4 0 18
19 Vermont 51 $139 0 4 0 18
20 Oklahoma 51 $133 0 4 0 18
21 Connecticut 51 $126 0 4 0 18
22 Kentucky 51 $125 0 4 0 18
23 Wisconsin 51 $124 0 4 0 18
24 South Dakota 51 $123 0 4 0 18
25 Ohio 51 $119 0 4 0 18
26 Louisiana 51 $116 0 4 0 18
27 Georgia 51 $115 0 4 0 18
28 Illinois 51 $110 0 4 0 18
29 Alabama 51 $101 0 4 0 18
30 Arkansas 51 $92 0 4 0 18
31 Maryland 51 $90 0 4 0 18
32 Texas 51 $85 0 4 0 18
32 Wyoming 51 $85 0 4 0 18
34 Missouri 51 $80 0 4 0 18
35 Florida 51 $75 0 4 0 18
35 Tennessee 51 $75 0 4 0 18
37 California 51 $73 0 4 0 18
38 Michigan 51 $60 0 4 0 18
39 Kansas 51 $57 0 4 0 18
40 Iowa 51 $52 0 4 0 18
41 New York 51 $50 0 4 0 18
42 Minnesota 51 $36 0 4 0 18
43 South Carolina 51 $32 0 4 0 18
44 Pennsylvania 51 $30 0 4 0 18
45 Virginia 51 $27 0 4 0 18
46 Montana 51 $26 0 4 0 18
46 Nebraska 51 $26 0 4 0 18
48 North Dakota 51 $25 0 4 0 18
49 New Mexico 51 $18 0 4 0 18
50 Mississippi 51 $85 0 4 0 17
51 Maine 51 $69 0 4 0 16

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