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commercial driver’s license (CDL) is the driver’s license required in the United States to operate any type of vehicle weighing more than 10,001 lb (4536 kg) for commercial use, or transports quantities of hazardous materials that require warning placards under Department of Transportation regulations, or that is designed to transport 9 or more passengers (including driver) for compensation, or 16 or more passengers (including the driver), for non-compensation. This includes, but is not limited to, tow trucks, tractor trailers, and buses. (Wikipedia)

According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)

“Driving a Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) requires a higher level of knowledge, experience, skills, and physical abilities than that required to drive a non-commercial vehicle.”

America is experiencing a shortage of truck drivers. The American Trucking Associations (ATA) estimates that the U.S. is short 30,000 truck drivers. We are excited that our company can provide training for the next generation of professional CDL drivers.

The motto of 1st CDL Training Center of NOVA is

“Supplying the Trucking Industry with Professionally  Qualified CDL Drivers!”

Many of our graduates drive locally, regionally or  nationally for major transportation companies.

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CDL Classes

We want to define the type of Commercial Motor Vehicle that each CDL driver can operate. Each CDL license is given a class, as follows:


Class A

Class A

This class allows the driver to operate any vehicle or combination of vehicles with a gross combination weight rating (GCWR) of more than 26,000 pounds along with towed vehicles that have a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of at least 10,000 pounds. Typical vehicles in this class include tractor-trailers and truck and trailer combinations. Class A drivers can operate Class B and Class C vehicles as long as their CDL license also has the correct endorsements.

Class B

Class B

This class allows the driver to operate a single vehicle with a GVWR of more than 26,000 pounds alone or towing another vehicle with a GVWR of 10,000 pounds or less. Typical vehicles in this class include most buses and many tow-trucks. Class B drivers can operate Class C vehicles with the correct endorsements.

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