I'm planning on retiring next spring, the same time that my drivers license expires. I was required to get a class A CDL 14 years ago when I got my job as a mechanic at the Post Office. I've never needed one except at work. I've heard some people say that if you get pulled over with a CDL, the police are more lenient. Some people say that the police are more strict with a CDL. I very rarely drink. I've probably only had 15-20 beers this year. With a CDL, the legal limit is .04, half of what it is with a regular license. Even though I drink very little, I generally have more than two beers when I drink, and two beers puts me over the limit. I've heard that your insurance rates are higher with a CDL, but I never told my insurance company that I have a CDL, and I don't want to ask them now because I don't want them to raise my rates if that's the case. Any thoughts?