Class A CDL

OTR (Over the road) Truck drivers

A driver with a Class A CDL is permitted to operate a vehicle capable of pulling a trailer with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating of greater than 10,000 pounds. Class A CDL trucks are the most common larger trucks you’ll see on the road towing a detachable trailer. Class A CDL drivers operate these huge vehicles on a variety of routes, including local, regional, and over-the-road travel.

With a Class A CDL, you can drive the following vehicles:

  • Flatbeds and tractor-trailers
  • Carriers of livestock
  • Vehicles that transport tanks
  • Combinations of truck and trailer
  • Buses that pull a tractor-trailer
  • A semi-truck with a flatbed trailer

If you have the required CDL Class A endorsements, you may even be allowed to drive some Class B and Class C vehicles.