What are the requirements to obtain a Commercial Class B License?

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The Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1986 set the minimum standards each state driver's licensing agency must adhere to when awarding commercial licenses, including a Class B license.

According to this Act, you must have a clean driving record, and be able to pass a physical exam to qualify. Additionally, you must understand English enough to comprehend road signs, write reports, and communicate with law enforcement and the public. If you'll be driving interstate, you'll need to be at least 21 years old. If you'll only be driving within your state's borders, you may be able to obtain a Class B CDL if you're at least 18.

However, that's up to your state. And, your state driver's license agency may impose more stringent restrictions or additional CDL requirements than those mentioned in the Act.

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