Those wishing to obtain a commercial driver's licenses will soon have more expense, according to the state's Transportation Cabinet.
Effective Tuesday, Sept. 5, at the time of issuance of a CDL permit requiring a skill test, a driver who has held a Kentucky operator's license or permit for 30 days or longer will pay a skill testing fee of $50 in addition to the $11 CDL permit fee.
For those who've had their Kentucky operator's license for less than 30 days, a skills testing fee of $150 in addition to the $11 CDL permit fee will be collected.
Jessamine County Circuit Clerk Doug Fain said under the current system, it's much cheaper to obtain the CDL license.
Now, a person can get all the CDL endorsements he or she wants and will spend roughly $50 for testing fees. Beginning Tuesday, each endorsement, depending on how long a person has had their driver's license, will have to pay $50 or $150 for each test.