Before starting a professional driving career, it’s essential to learn the differences between the types of CDLs you can earn. At United Truck Driving School, students have the opportunity to earn Class A and Class B CDLs. While Class A is more common, many opportunities are available to those holding Class B.
What is a Class B CDL?
Unlike Class A, Class B CDLs have stricter weight requirements for vehicles that someone can operate. Smaller vehicles must have a single-vehicle weight of 26,000 pounds or more without a trailer. If the vehicle tows a trailer, it must weigh less than 10,000 pounds.
Class B Vehicles:
- Straight trucks
- Large buses
- Box trucks and delivery trucks
- Dump trucks
- Utility repair vehicles
- Concrete delivery trucks
In California, Class B drivers earn an average salary of $48,140, though the range is typically between $42,161 and $55,358. Professional drivers are in high demand, meaning that jobs are available, and the benefits are high.
When training for your Class B CDL at United, you’ll learn the ins and outs of vehicle inspection, air brakes, and driving safety. Our training will prepare you to earn endorsements, including hazmat, tanker, and passenger. You’ll be prepared to pass the California Class B CDL driving exam and ready for entry-level employment as a Class B professional driver.