Class B Vehicles

Class B truck–Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds (11,793 kg), or any such vehicle towing a vehicle not in excess of 10,000 pounds (4536 kg) GVWR.

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

(with proper endorsements) include:

Straight Trucks

Box Trucks (ex. delivery drivers, couriers, etc.)

Dump Trucks with Small Trailers


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.​"



Class B = 80 total hours, including at least:

40 hours - classroom instruction

14 hours - street driving training

8 hours - training in backing maneuvers

8 hours - proficiency development

10 hours - combined lab training, range training, and observation

DOL now requires these hours to be documented on their online portal.


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

training requirements.  Click the button below to, visit the DOL website for more information on this process.

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