Commercial Drivers License (CDL) Double/Triple Trailers Endorsement

CDL License Requirements for Double/Triple Trailers Endorsement.

In order to obtain a Double/Triple Trailers endorsement each applicant must have knowledge covering:

  • Procedures for assembly and hookup of the units;
  • Proper placement of heaviest trailer;
  • Handling and stability characteristics including off tracking, response to steering, sensory feedback, braking, oscillatory sway, rollover in steady turns, yaw stability in steady turns; and
  • Potential problems in traffic operations, including problems the motor vehicle creates for other motorists due to slower speeds on steep grades, longer passing times, possibility for blocking entry of other motor vehicles on freeways, splash and spray impacts, aerodynamic buffeting, view blockages, and lateral placement.

Source: 49 CFR 383

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