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What Kind of License Is Needed to Drive a Truck?

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The type of driver’s license required to drive a truck varies by the state. Each state has its own set of rules for when a regular license or commercial license is required.

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What Kind of License Is Needed to Drive a Truck?
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In Alaska, a standard class D driver’s license is all that is needed for noncommercial trucks and other vehicles. There are also class A, class B and class C licenses for different types of commercial truck. The difference depends on the weight and towing capacity of the truck. Florida requires a class E driver’s license for trucks that are considered noncommercial and weigh less than 26,001 lbs. A truck weighing more than this requires a class A, B or C commercial driver’s license.

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