VTL 509-1-a, CDL Driver Without Proper Endorsements

Written By: Benjamin Goldman, Esq.

VTL 509-1-a is specific to drivers of commercial motor vehicles. For all commercial motor vehicles, there will be specific endorsement that reflects the type of person allowed to operate it, or the cargo being transported.

Whenever the endorsement is violated, either by the driver or the cargo, a violation for the above charge will be issued. Fines range from $75-$300. It carries no points but will likely appear on the driving history.

Any endorsement for your vehicle can be found by a code on the front of your license or permit. Descriptions for codes are found on the back of the document. A list of all codes and description of endorsement is listed below.

Code Description
F Farm Class A Vehicles
G Farm Class B Vehicles
H Hazardous Material
M Metal Coil
N Tank Vehicles
P Passenger Transport
R Recreational Vehicles GVWR over 26,000 pounds
S School Bus
T Doubles/ Triples
W Tow Truck
X Tank/ Hazmat

If you were charged with any type of 509-1-a, you can contact the Benjamin Goldman Law Office. We provide free consultations for all motorists. We will be glad to review your charges and discuss your options.

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