Cost of the Licencia Federal de Chofores


I have received several emails recently asking what the cost of the Mexican CDL or Licencia Federal is.

The answer is $2500.00 pesos ($245.00) every two years, inclusive.

This includes the cost of testing, the cost of the requisite medical exam by a government doctor, the same type of exam given to airline pilots, railroad engineers and others in safety sensitive positions. It includes the cost of the background checks which in addition to information from the Mexican LFIS database, includes State and local clearances from law enforcement.

When you consider that here in Texas, the cost of a Class A, with all endorsements (including hazmat pre 2005) is only $65.00 I believe and the term is for 7 years, then I believe we have ourselves a deal on this side of the border.

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About PMC

35 years in the trucking business and living in Mexico for the past 15 years, make me uniquely qualified to offer my insight and opinion into the Mexican trucking industry and other border issues. A contributor to SiriuxXM Road Dog Channel 106 and to the award winning Lockridge Report, Mexico Trucker Online continues to publish the unvarnished truth about the subjects we cover.