Interstate or Intrastate driving
The first step to determine your driving type is to decide if you drive, or expect to drive, a Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) in Interstate or Intrastate commerce.
Interstate commerce is when you drive a CMV:
- from one state to another state or a foreign country, or
- between two places within a state, but during part of the trip, the CMV crosses into another state or foreign country, or
- between two places within a state, but the cargo is part of a trip that began or will end in another state or foreign country.
Intrastate commerce is when you drive a CMV within New York State only and your driving does not meet any of the descriptions above for interstate commerce.
Note: If you operate in both Interstate and Intrastate commerce, you must choose Interstate commerce.
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