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:
Box Trucks (ex. delivery drivers, couriers, etc.)
Dump Trucks with Small Trailers
PLEASE BE AWARE:
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."
MINIMUM REQUIRED TRAINING HOURS FOR WASHINGTON
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.