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P12. Driver License Number, Class, CDL and 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
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
Class B
Class C
Regular Driver's License Class
Class M
Subfield 3: Commercial Driver License (CDL) -This indicates whether the driver 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 license, both commercial and non-commercial.

None / Not Applicable
T - Double/Triple Trailers
P - Passenger
N - Tank Vehicle
H - Hazardous Materials
X - Combination of Tank Vehicle and Hazardous Materials
S - School
Other non-commercial license endorsements (e.g.; motorcycle, etc.)


Rationale:

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