CV-TEC’s Class B CDL Program is a 30-hour course leading to a commercial driver’s license
that allows holders to drive certain types of commercial vehicles. The course is designed for
individuals with limited or no experience driving a Class B commercial vehicle. Commercial
vehicles that can be operated with a Class B driver’s license include, but are not limited
to, straight trucks, dump trucks, cement trucks, refuse trucks, delivery trucks, tow trucks,
household and commercial moving trucks, grocery delivery trucks, box vans, or large buses.
Having a Class B license permits you to drive a gross vehicle weight of 26,001 pounds or more.
This gross weight limit includes any combination of vehicles and cargo. CV-TEC offers both
Class A and Class B courses annually.
A Class B CDL is most popular among truck drivers ages 18 to 21. This is due to the age restriction on interstate truck drivers. If you are under 21, you cannot carry cargo across state lines on the interstate. You are restricted to a Class B CDL until you turn 21. The ideal route to take if you are under 21 is to get your Class B license and start working as a commercial truck driver.