CLASS D With F (FOR-HIRE ENDORSEMENT)
If a person's main job is to drive or transport people in a Class D vehicle, a For Hire endorsement must be added to the Class D license. This endorsement replaces what formerly was called a "chauffeur" or "special chauffeur" license. The Class D license with a For Hire endorsement (Class D-F) serves as a bridge between the regular driver license required for private transportation and the commercial license required for tractor-trailers, large trucks, buses and the like. At the current time a For Hire endorsement is not available on a Certificate for Driving. Examples of people whose job requires them to have a Class D-F license include:
Taxi, shuttle service drivers
Couriers, delivery services (flowers, pizza, etc.)
People hired for some purpose other than driving who drive in the course of doing their job, generally do not need this endorsement. For example, plumbers, meter readers and engineers do not need the For Hire endorsement. Volunteers driving Class D vehicles also do not need this endorsement. To add the For Hire endorsement, drivers must meet the eligibility requirements, pass the appropriate tests, and pay a fee of $4.50. Applicants are eligible to apply for this endorsement if:
They have at least two years of unrestricted driving experience prior to the date of application.
They are at least eighteen years old,
No challenge exists concerning their good character, competency and fitness to be so employed, and
They will be operating a Class D vehicle.
TESTS REQUIRED - Applicants must pass the standard vision test, and a knowledge test designed specifically for the For-Hire Endorsement. To prepare for the knowledge test, you should carefully study this entire driver handbook. Applicants who have a valid Class D license will not be required to take a road test.