Simple question: Driver's license Class numbers...

Discussion in 'Other Off Topic Forum' started by Peter, Apr 4, 2004.

  1. Peter

    Peter F1 Veteran
    Rossa Subscribed Owner

    Dec 21, 2000
    B.C., Canada
    My question:

    Driver's licenses are available in a number of different classes, depending on what type of vehicle the driver is driving (Class 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, etc...). Are these numbers standard across North America and even the world?

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  3. 62 250 GTO

    62 250 GTO F1 Veteran

    Jan 9, 2004
    Nova Scotia Canada
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    They are close to Canada's numbers. I have a class 5, passenge cars and trucks. But if you are brave, you can drive a 5 ton flat bed with air brakes! WooHoo! Look out!
  4. beast

    beast F1 Veteran

    May 31, 2003
    Lewisville, TX
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    Rob Guess
    In the US they are broken down this way.

    Class "A" Tractor trailer licence Over GVWR 26,000 LBS + trailer over 10,000
    Class "B" Tractor trailer Over GVWR 26,000 + Trailer under 10,000
    Class "C" commercial vehicle under 26,000 over 15 passenges or carring haz-mat
    Class "D" Passenger Vehicle or vehicle under 26,000
  5. dm_n_stuff

    dm_n_stuff Three Time F1 World Champ
    Lifetime Rossa Owner

    Penn DOT has the following classes listed for Pennsylvania Op licenses:

    Class A - combination vehicle over 26,000 lbs
    Class B - Bus or truck over 26,000
    Class C - Automobile

    and Class M - Motorcycle
  6. Slim

    Slim Formula 3

    Oct 11, 2001
    Pacifica, CA, USA
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    Since licenses are granted by each state, it appears that things vary. I hold class C and class M in California - cars and motorcycles.
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  8. Peter

    Peter F1 Veteran
    Rossa Subscribed Owner

    Dec 21, 2000
    B.C., Canada
    Dude, I'm in the same country as you! And yes, that's what I'm going for (Class 5 now but going for air brake endorsements).

    Thanks to the others for the info.
  9. Greg G

    Greg G F1 Rookie

    NJ USA class D passenger auto

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