Maryland's community colleges have joined forces with the Maryland Department of Economic and Employment Development to provide commercial drivers licensing training to all eligible truck and bus drivers.
Recent changes in the motor vehicle law require commercial drivers to pass a written examination by April 1, 1992 to retain their licenses. The new law affects drivers of any commercial vehicle with a gross weight over 26,001 pounds and any vehicle transporting 16 or more passengers. The law also affects drivers of vehicles transporting hazardous materials. It is estimated that 150,000 commercial drivers currently licensed in Maryland will be required to take the Commercial Drivers Licensing (CDL) exam.
New Community College of Baltimore will offer CDL training classes during January, February, and March. Classes will meet Jan. 22, 24, 29 and 31; Feb. 19, 21, 26 and 28; March 12, 14, 19, and 21.