What is a CMV? CMV means a commercial motor vehicle, and a CMV is a type of vehicle that is used for transporting freight or passengers for compensation and crossing state lines. A CMV isn’t just a big rig. A variety of vehicles could be a CMV, continue reading to find out what they are. Read More
What is the CDL air brakes test? The CDL air brakes test is usually a 25 question multiple choice test that anyone that is going to drive a commercial vehicle with air brakes has to pass. If you are planning on driving a commercial motor vehicle (CMV), then you will have to pass the CDL air brakes test, and once you pass the air brakes test the restriction will be removed from your CDL. Read More
An 18-wheeler is a combination of a semi truck/tractor and the trailer. An 18-wheeler will have a total of 18 rims with wheels on each rim. It has a total of 10 rims/tires on the truck/trailer and 8 rims/tires on the trailer. On the front of the semi (steer axle) there is a wheel on each side of the semi , and eight tires with rims on the back of the semi (drive axles), and then there will be eight tires with rims on the trailer that the semi is connected to, which equals eighteen wheels. Read More
What is a tractor trailer? A tractor trailer in the trucking transportation industry is referred to as a tractor (truck) that has a trailer attached to it. This combination is referred to as a tractor trailer. A tractor trailer is often called a semi-truck or 18 wheeler. In the picture below I have identified what is the tractor and which is the trailer. Read More
Many individuals that are considering getting a CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) wonder if getting a Class B CDL is worth getting.
Actually, it depends on what type of truck driving that you would like to do.
A Class B CDL is the second most popular CDL type with the Class A CDL being the most popular. A Class B CDL allows drivers to transport and haul freight that is more than 26,000 pounds of GVR (gross vehicle weight). A Class B CDL is a great start for individuals that are wanting to get started in the trucking industry, and it is perfect for individual’s that don’t really care to drive a semi-truck or leave your state. Read More