To Be an Indiana Truck Driver, You must…

  • legally live in the U.S.
  • have proof of identity
  • have proof of lawful status
  • have proof of your Social Security number
  • have 2 proofs of your Indiana residency
  • be at least 18 years old
  • have a valid Indiana driver’s license
  • have a minimum of 1 year as a licensed driver
  • pass a driving skills exam using a vehicle illustrative
  • pass a knowledge exam illustrative for the category of CPL/CDL you are applying
  • have a BMV file with a valid Medical Determination Examination Report for Commercial Driver Fitness Determination and a Medical Examiner’s Certificate from a National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration doctor

Other Facts

  • 724 million tons of freight travel through Indiana every year, which ranks #5 for most commercial freight traffic.
  • The U.S. has the largest transportation system in the world.
  • The transportation industry supports a majority of the economic activities in the U.S. 
  • More than 10% of goods produced in the U.S. are related to the transportation industry.
  • The transportation industry services more than 300 million people, almost 7.7 million domestic businesses, and 90,000 government units in the U.S.
  • In 2012 11.3 billion tons of manufactured and finished goods were shipped across the U.S., worth 13.9 trillion dollars. 
  • That is 30, 958,904.11 tons of freight shipped every day, valued at $38,082,191,780.80.
  • In the U.S. trucking is the number 1 mode of transpiration used by shippers.
  • There are around 15,000,000 trucks in operation in the U.S.
  • By weight, petroleum products are the #1 freight transported in the U.S.
  • By cost, electronics are the #1 freight transported in the U.S.