What Is The Difference Between Class A And Class B CDL?

Can a Class A CDL drive a Class B?

The Class A CDL allows drivers to operate not only Class A vehicles, but drivers will also be able to operate all Class B and Class C vehicles as well.

A couple of Class B and Class C vehicles require additional special endorsements before being able to operate with a Class A CDL though.

What is a Class B CDL license?

Types of CDL License

Class B – vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or a vehicle that will tow another vehicle no more than 10,000 pounds. This is a restricted license as you are not allowed to drive large tractors that tow 10,000 pounds or more.

What is a Class A CDL?

What is a CDL Class A? A Class A commercial driver’s license is required to operate any combination of vehicles with a gross combination weight rating (GVWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, provided the towed vehicle is heavier than 10,000 pounds.

What are the different classes of driver’s licenses?

Types of Driver’s Licenses Issued by the DMV

  • Class A, Class B, Class C and Commercial (CDL) licenses. People 21 years of age or older are entitled to apply for a Class A driver’s license.
  • Operator, Class D.
  • Taxi and Livery, Class E.
  • Motorcycle, Class MJ.
  • Junior License, Class DJ.

Can a Class A CDL Drive anything?

A Class A CDL is considered the most universal commercial driver’s license because it will allow you to drive (almost) any Class A, Class B, or Class C commercial vehicle.

Can you drive a dump truck with a Class A CDL?

You are also allowed to drive dump trucks. The Class A CDL enables you to drive all the vehicles allowed with all CDL classes, including Class B and Class C. But you do not need a Class CDL to drive a dump truck; a Class B CDL is less expensive to obtain and is sufficient to operate a dump truck.