What Is a Class C Driver’s License in Texas?

A class C driver’s license in Texas allows an individual to drive vehicles with a GVWR less than 26,001 pounds towing a farm trailer with a GVWR 20,000 pounds or less. Also, a class C driver’s license allows one to drive a vehicle designed to transport 23 passengers or fewer.

Vehicles that are rated as 16 to 23 passengers require a Class C CDL to drive unless exempt. A class C driver’s license lets individuals drive any vehicle not described under Class A or Class B in Texas. Class C licenses are issued to those individuals who are exempt from or who are not required to obtain a commercial driver’s license.