At MVD Express, we want to ensure that the road is safe for all drivers. In addition to providing you with a variety of MVD services, we also want to provide our customers with information about laws and regulations that may help our roadways be a safer place for all. To find all of the information that you may need, visit our blog page for tips, tricks, and rules of the road, and don’t forget to schedule an appointment at MVD Express for all of your MVD needs. We have 10 convenient locations across New Mexico that offer fast, friendly service. Call today!

Renew Your Hazardous Material Endorsement

Do you have a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) and need a renewal for your hazmat endorsement? Renewing a hazardous material endorsement allows you as a commercial driver to maintain a specific classification that you currently have on your New Mexico driver’s license.

What Is a HAZMAT Endorsement?

A HAZMAT endorsement is a requirement for all commercial driver’s who plan to transport hazardous materials. These types of materials include:

  • Gases
  • Flammable and combustible liquids
  • Some solids
  • Explosives
  • Other materials that may cause harm

Without this specific type of endorsement, you may have restrictions on the types of materials that you are allowed to transport.

In order to obtain your HAZMAT endorsement, you will first need a class A, B, or CDL license. Once you have the correct license, you will need to fill out an application to apply for the HAZMAT endorsement. After filling out the application, there are a few more tests that are required to ensure that you are not a threat. These tests include a medical screening, written exam, and a TSA background screening. However, the entire process may differ slightly depending on your state. If you pass the necessary requirements, you will receive your HAZMAT endorsement and will be required to renew every five years.

What You Need to Renew Your HAZMAT Endorsement

You will need to have the following documents when you visit one of our locations in order to expedite the services:

  • Your current HAZMAT endorsed driver’s license
  • Your New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) medical form or waiver
  • Original birth certificate
  • Two proofs of residency

If you have questions about the documents listed above, contact one of our call center representatives. They can provide you friendly, knowledgeable service and help you understand what is needed when you visit our office. You will also be required to take a written knowledge test and submit fingerprints in order to earn the endorsement on your CDL.

Keep on Trucking!

MVD Express knows how vital commercial driving is to business in New Mexico. We also provide concierge services, so you can schedule an appointment at any of our locations and not have to worry about waiting in line when you arrive. Our goal is to give you fast, friendly service so you can get in, get out, and get back on the road. To learn more about our services, browse our website and give us a call to request an appointment today!

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