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Requirements for a commercial drivers license (CDL) change from state to state, but in general, you need to pay attention to the class of vehicles you’re allowed to drive with your license. There are three classes – Class A, Class B, and Class C.
- Class A – A Class A CDL allows you to drive any combination of vehicle sizes and types. So if you want to drive a Big Rig, you’ll need a Class A CDL. This drivers license will also qualify you to drive box trucks, but it’s not a requirement.
- Class B – A Class B CDL allows you to drive a single vehicle of any weight. In other words, it can’t be a tractor-trailer. You can, however, pull a trailer as long as your gross vehicle weight does not exceed 10,000 pounds. Generally speaking, most box trucks fall into that category, even if fully loaded.
- Class C – You’ll need a Class C license if you are planning to be a bus driver. You can drive a vehicle under 26,001 pounds and with 16 or more passengers.
Where Do You Find Box Truck Driver Jobs?
Most box truck driver jobs fall into one of two categories. You’ll either need a Class B CDL license or no CDL license. The higher paying box truck driver jobs are the ones that require a CDL. If you get a Class A CDL, then you’ll always be qualified for box truck driving jobs.
All students who graduate from Heavy Equipment School also gain access to our jobs database. You’ll learn where the best truck driving jobs are, even box truck driving jobs, and be first in line to apply.