In order to drive a truck, you must have a CDL. A CDL is a specialized driver’s license proving you’re knowledgeable of the vehicle.
There are three types of CDLs available: CDL Class A, B, and C.
CDL Class A: This license allows you to operate most types of trucks, single or combined with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 26,001 pounds or more with a towing weight of 10,000 pounds or more. It includes all license classes.
CDL Class B: You able to operate single or combined vehicles with a GVWR of 26,001, but what you’re towing must be under 10,000 pounds. You can also operate class C vehicles.
CDL Class C: You are able to drive a vehicle carrying a total of 16 passengers, including you, only if it is under 26,001 GVWR. You may also carry hazardous material if it’s under the 26,001 threshold. Class A and B are not allowed.