What types of vehicles can I drive with a Class B CDL?

A Class B CDL allows you to operate the following: buses, regardless of size, passenger vans, motorhomes, standard-sized dump trucks, tow trucks, cement mixers, delivery vans, garbage trucks, utility vehicles any single truck with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 26,001 pounds or more, cars and cars with trailers. So, basically, you can operate any vehicle that does not fall into the Class A category.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration groups CDLs into three categories using the following criteria:

CDL Class A

A Class A license covers any combination of vehicles with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds provided the GVWR of the vehicle(s) being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.

CDL Class B

A Class B CDL driver can drive any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing a vehicle that does not exceed 10,000 pounds GVWR.

CDL Class C

A Class C license covers any single vehicle, or combination of vehicles, that does not fall into the Class A or Class B category, but is either designed to transport 16 or more passengers, including the driver, or is placarded for hazardous materials.

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