CDL Practice Test
An Alaska Commercial Drivers License (CDL) is required if you wish to drive or operate any vehicle with a GVWR (gross vehicle weight rating) of over 26,000 lbs, OR if you intend on driving a vehicles that is designed to carry 16 or more passengers including the driver, OR if you will be transporting any hazardous materials (regardless of GVWR). CDL licenses in Alaska fall into one of the following three categories:
CLASS A-Required for any combination vehicles with a gross combination vehicle weight (GCWR) of 26,001 lbs or more provided the GVWR of the trailer or vehicle being towed is in more than 10,000 pounds.
CLASS B-Required for any vehicle with a GVWR in excess of 26,000 pounds who has no trailer, or whose trailer weighs less than 10,000 pounds. dump trucks, cement mixer trucks, box trucks, motor coaches.
CLASS C-Required for any motor vehicle or combination vehicles that. The gross combination weight rating of vehicle weighs more than 26,000 lbs, provided the GVWR weight of the TOWING vehicle is less than 26,000 lbs, and the vehicle or trailer being TOWED weighs less than 10,000 lbs., OR Does not meet the classifications of a Class A or B commercial vehicle but is:
Designed to transport 16 passengers or more including the driver. Used for transporting materials required to display a Hazardous placard according to the Federal Hazardous Materials Regulation 49 C.F.R. Part 172, Subpart F.