CDL Class B ELDT Certificate
The CDL Class B ELDT (entry-level driver training) certification is a training program designed to prepare individuals to obtain a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Class B. This certification is required for individuals who want to operate Class B vehicles, which are typically single (non-combination) vehicles, such as box trucks, dump trucks, and buses of various types, including school buses.
To be eligible for CDL Class B ELDT certification, an individual must be at least 18 years old.
Applicants must also pass a physical examination and meet certain medical requirements to ensure they are physically fit to operate a commercial vehicle.
Applicants must also pass a series of written and driving tests to demonstrate their knowledge and skills.
States often impose additional requirements on Class B drivers (especially school bus drivers).
CDL Class B vehicles are typically smaller and less complex to operate than Class A vehicles, and the requirements for obtaining a CDL Class B are generally less stringent than those for Class A. However, individuals seeking Class B CDLs are still required to demonstrate a high level of knowledge and skill to operate these vehicles safely.
CDL Class B ELDT certification is typically required for operating buses (including school buses), delivery trucks, and other medium-sized commercial vehicles.
Facts about CDL Class B
CDL Class B is the second highest class of commercial driver's license. There is also a CDL Class A and a CDL Class C, with Class A being the highest.
CDL Class B holders often need to be qualified to drive vehicles with air brakes.
CDL Class B holders may be required to obtain additional endorsements, such as a school bus endorsement or a passenger endorsement, depending on the types of vehicles they will be operating.
CDL Class B holders are often paid less than those with Class A licenses because they are only authorized to operate smaller, less complex vehicles.
A Class A CDL is required to legally operate a "trailer bus": a semi-truck in which the semi-trailer is outfitted to carry passengers. However, such vehicles are extremely rare on America's roads.