Class A Vehicles

Class A truck– Any combination of vehicles with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds (11,793 kg) provided the GVWR of the vehicle(s) being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds (4536 kg).

Class A Vehicle - Semi Truck

A few examples of the vehicles you MAY be able to drive with a Class A CDL

(with proper endorsements) include:


Truck and Trailer Combinations

Tanker Vehicles

Livestock Carriers



If the vehicle you test in has an Automatic transmission, your CDL will have that restriction and you will not be licensed to drive a manual transmission:

E = No manual transmission equipped CMV

        "Skills test taken in a vehicle equipped with an automatic transmission.​"


If the vehicle you test in has a pintle hook connection, you will have that restriction and you will not be licensed to drive a vehicle with a fifth wheel connection:

​​O = No tractor-trailer CMV

"Skills test taken in a combination vehicle for a Class A with the power unit connected with a pintle hook or other non-fifth wheel connection.​"


Class A = 160 total hours, including at least:

40 hours - classroom instruction

18 hours - street driving training

16 hours - training in backing maneuvers

16 hours - proficiency development

70 hours - combined lab training, range training, & observation


DOL requires that these hours be documented on their online portal.


Only a registered Training Provider can certify a driver has met the

training requirements.