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:

Tractor-Trailers

Truck and Trailer Combinations

Tanker Vehicles

Livestock Carriers

Flatbeds

PLEASE NOTE:

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.​"

MINIMUM TRAINING REQUIREMENT FOR WASHINGTON

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.