Any driver of a bus designed to carry 16 or more people, or who has a GVWR of 26,001 pounds or more, must obtain a commercial driver's license in the appropriate class with a passenger endorsement. You may have noticed before that no driving test was mentioned. This is because in many states you actually need a special permit, not a license, to operate a limousine. However, if a city has required limousine drivers to need a commercial driver's license (CDL), they must pass the CDL exam.
A driver's license is only required in Texas if the limousine driver drives a vehicle that transports 16 or more people. No, it is not necessary to complete the ELDT before obtaining a CLP. Each state must electronically verify that the applicant has completed the required training and certification process before taking a CDL skills exam or before taking the knowledge exam to obtain hazardous materials approval. A bus will require a passenger guarantee (P) together with the CDL if there are more than 15 passengers (including the driver).
The ELDT regulations apply to drivers who want to obtain a commercial driver's license for the first time, upgrade an existing CDL to a class B or A, or obtain a new guarantee for hazardous materials, passengers or school bus. In accordance with Part 383 of the Code of Federal Regulations 49, the holder of an electronic driver's license must undergo a verification of the status of the national driving record and provide self-certifications that can only be completed at a driver's license office. A bus will also need a CDL if it has more than 15 passengers (including the driver), regardless of weight. A driver's medical history may also be needed to obtain a rental vehicle license, as is the case in Houston.