Nebraska Revised Statute 60-4,141

Chapter 60

60-4,141.

Operation outside classification of license; restrictions; violation; penalty.

(1) Except as provided in subsections (2), (3), and (4) of this section, no person shall operate any class of commercial motor vehicle upon the highways of this state unless such person possesses a valid commercial driver's license authorizing the operation of the class of commercial motor vehicle being operated, except that (a) any person possessing a valid commercial driver's license authorizing the operation of a Class A commercial motor vehicle may lawfully operate any Class B or C commercial motor vehicle and (b) any person possessing a valid commercial driver's license authorizing the operation of a Class B commercial motor vehicle may lawfully operate a Class C commercial motor vehicle. No person shall operate upon the highways of this state any commercial motor vehicle which requires a specific endorsement unless such person possesses a valid commercial driver's license with such endorsement. No person possessing a restricted commercial driver's license shall operate upon the highways of this state any commercial motor vehicle to which such restriction is applicable.

(2)(a) Any person holding a CLP-commercial learner's permit may operate a commercial motor vehicle for learning purposes upon the highways of this state if accompanied by a person who is twenty-one years of age or older, who holds a commercial driver's license valid for the class of commercial motor vehicle being operated, and who occupies the seat beside the person for the purpose of giving instruction in the operation of the commercial motor vehicle. Any person holding a CLP-commercial learner's permit may operate a commercial motor vehicle upon the highways of this state for purposes of taking a driving skills examination if accompanied by licensing staff who is designated by the director under section 60-4,149 or an examiner employed by a third-party tester certified pursuant to section 60-4,158 and who occupies the seat beside the person for the purpose of giving the examination. A person holding a CLP-commercial learner's permit shall not operate a commercial motor vehicle transporting hazardous materials. A holder of a commercial learner's permit may operate a Class A combination vehicle, Class B heavy straight vehicle, or Class C small vehicle, as appropriate.

(b) A CLP-commercial learner's permit shall only be allowed to bear any of the following endorsements: (i) P — Passenger; (ii) S — School bus; and (iii) N — Tank vehicle.

(c) A CLP-commercial learner's permit shall only be allowed to bear any of the following restrictions: (i) K — Operation of a commercial motor vehicle only in intrastate commerce; (ii) L — Operation of only a commercial motor vehicle which is not equipped with air brakes; (iii) V — Operation of a commercial motor vehicle for drivers with medical variance documentation; (iv) P — No passengers in commercial motor vehicle bus; (v) X — No cargo in commercial motor vehicle tank vehicle; (vi) M — Operation of a commercial motor vehicle that is not a Class A passenger vehicle; and (vii) N — Operation of a commercial motor vehicle that is not a Class A or Class B passenger vehicle.

(3) Except for nonresident individuals who are enrolled and taking training in a driver training school in this state, any holder of a nonresident commercial learner's permit or nonresident commercial driver's license who is in this state for a period of thirty consecutive days or more shall apply for a Nebraska-issued CLP-commercial learner's permit or commercial driver's license and shall surrender to the department any operator's license issued to such nonresident by any other state.

(4) Except for individuals who are enrolled and taking training in a driver training school in this state, any holder of a nondomiciled commercial learner's permit or nondomiciled commercial driver's license issued by another state who is in this state for a period of thirty consecutive days or more shall apply for a Nebraska-issued CLP-commercial learner's permit or commercial driver's license and shall surrender to the department any operator's license issued to such individual by any other state.

(5) An operator's license surrendered pursuant to this section may be returned to the driver after the license has been perforated with the word "VOID".

(6) Any person who operates a commercial motor vehicle upon the highways of this state in violation of this section shall, upon conviction, be guilty of a Class III misdemeanor.

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