Air Brakes Test
Getting a commercial driver’s license (CDL) is no different from getting your regular driver’s license. However, it is important to understand that a CDL has restrictions and one of them is the air brake restriction. This means that you cannot drive a vehicle equipped with this type of brakes unless you have passed a written air brakes test and have your skills tested on the road with a vehicle equipped with these brakes. Here is all you need to know about getting air brakes endorsement on your commercial driver’s license.
There are three types of CDL classes that determine the type of vehicle you may drive and how much you may tow. A Class A CDL class allows you to operate a vehicle with a GCWR of 26,001 if the vehicle you tow weighs more than 10,000 and a Class B CDL allows you to operate a vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds or operate any vehicle towing another vehicle that weighs less than 10,000 GVWR. With a Class C CDL, you can operate a Class C vehicle that transports hazardous materials.