What Kind of License Do I Need to Drive Trucks With Air Brakes?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 17, 2020 3:38:41 AM ET

In order to drive a semi truck equipped with air brakes, a standard Commercial Drivers License (CDL) is required. However, certain endorsements and restrictions apply when driving such trucks. For instance, those driving trucks equipped with air brakes are required to take an air brake knowledge test.