Commercial Driving Licence: Types, Eligibility & Application Process

What Is a Commercial Driving Licence (CDL)?

Types of Commercial Driving Licences in India

In India, there are eight types of CDL based on the type of vehicle you will drive. Training for a light commercial vehicle licence is different from heavy vehicle training, as the risk and mode of operations are separate.

Types of Commercial Driving Licence

Category of Vehicles

LMV

Light motor vehicles include motorcars, delivery vans, taxis, jeeps. It comprises the range of private licence to commercial licence.

LMV - NT

Light or LMV commercial vehicle for non-transport means

MGV

Medium goods vehicle

HTV

Heavy transport vehicle

HMV

Heavy motor vehicles

HPMV

Heavy passenger motor vehicle

HGMV

Heavy goods motor vehicle

Trailer

A heavy motor vehicle licence is necessary for getting a trailer licence.

Eligibility to Apply for Commercial Driving Licence

How to Apply for a Commercial Driving Licence?

Frequently Asked Questions