Air Brakes

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Ryne T.'s Comment
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Hi guys love the forum be going to a private trucking school here soon in Vegas. But I have class b (did greyhound) question is do I have to take air brakes again for class a. Ima also getting doubles and triples and tanker.

Doubles:

Refers to pulling two trailers at the same time, otherwise known as "pups" or "pup trailers" because they're only about 28 feet long. However there are some states that allow doubles that are each 48 feet in length.

Old School's Comment
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Ryne, welcome!

Each state does some of this testing a little differently. I'm not sure about your state. I think your best bet would be to just go ahead and study for it and be "over prepared" as you go into the tests. Don't forget to use the excellent and free High Road CDL Training Program available here at Trucking Truth.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Ryne T.'s Comment
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Thanks is! Glad to be here love reading all your guys stories. Ok ya I’ll study it anyways remember a lot of the stuff from class b just have to touch up on the new stuff. Ya I’ve been using it it’s great stuff

Ryne, welcome!

Each state does some of this testing a little differently. I'm not sure about your state. I think your best bet would be to just go ahead and study for it and be "over prepared" as you go into the tests. Don't forget to use the excellent and free High Road CDL Training Program available here at Trucking Truth.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
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