Facts to Know
- Under Federal Law, a Commercial Motor Vehicle is any commercial motor vehicle with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of over 10,000 lbs.
- Federal Law requires all Commercial Motor Vehicles to receive a Federal Annual Inspection each year.
- License Requirements
Class D: May operate any motor vehicle whose manufacturers gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) does not exceed 26,000 lbs OR whose gross vehicle weight when loaded does not exceed 26,000 lbs.
Class B: May operate any motor vehicle whose manufacturers gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) is less than or exceeds 26,000 lbs. IF operating a vehicle whose GVWR exceeds 26,000 lbs., and pulling a trailer, the trailer can not exceed a GVWR of 10,000 lbs. If this occurs, a Class A license is required.
Class A: May operate any motor vehicle whose manufacturers gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) is less than or exceeds 26,000 lbs., or in combination exceeds 26,000 lbs. and pull a trailer in excess of 10,000 lbs. GVWR.
- Federal Law requires any operator of a commercial motor vehicle for hire, to have in their possession a valid medical certificate. This medical certificate is good for two years.
- Federal Law requires owners of commercial motor vehicle to display their company name and city/town on either sides or each end of the motor vehicle.
If you have any further questions you can call the unit at (617) 972-6528 and we will be happy to get back to you with an answer. Further information regarding Commercial vehicles may be found at the registry of motor vehicles or through the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.