CDL LICENSE TESTING

CDL License Testing Center for North Carolina

Do you have your CDL permit and would like to complete your CDL Skills Examination?

We are certified by the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles as a third party CDL testing site for the CDL Skills Exam.

Why TransTech?

  • State Licened Examiners
  • Schedule Your Test for Next Week
  • 3 Convenient Locations
  • Rental Vehicles Available

How Do I Schedule a Testing Appointment?

Testing appointments are scheduled weekly and must be processed by Thursday at 1:00 PM to be considered for scheduling for the following week. Please allow a minimum of 2 hours to complete the testing session. Full payment must be received before any testing session will be scheduled.

If I Bring My Own Vehicle, What Documentation is Required?

1. Vehicle registration / including proper tag documentation. 2. Annual Vehicle Inspection 3. Trailer Inspection (if needed) 3. Current Fuel decals (IFTA/IN) 4. Vehicle/Trailer must display the GVWR

How Do I Schedule a Test Session?

TransTech – Asheville 5077 Hendersonville Road Fletcher, NC 28806 (828) 483-6666
TransTech – Charlotte 2942 Old Steele Creek Road Charlotte, NC 28208 4424 Wilkinson Blvd. Charlotte, NC 28208 (704) 597-9550
TransTech – Newton 1261 US Hwy 70 Newton, NC 28658 (828) 464-8001

What Kind of License Do I Need?

TransTech, Inc. offers various commercial driver’s license skills examinations; however, many individuals are unsure of what type of license is needed. Below is a breakdown of the wide variety of equipment available in the today’s transportation industry – and as a result, the type of license required to operate.

Class A Classified

Class “A” classified is a combination of motor vehicles that meets the following descriptions: A. Has a combined gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of at least 26,001 pounds and includes as part of the combination, a towed unit that has a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of at least 10,001 pounds. If the combination of the vehicle(s) gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) is more than 26,000 pounds, a Class “A” classified license will be required ONLY when the vehicle is EXEMPT from a commercial driver’s license.

Below are a few examples of vehicles that qualify for a Class “A” classified license:

 

Class B Classified

Class “B” classified is any of the following: A. A single motor vehicle that has a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of at least 26,001 pounds B. A combination of motor vehicles that includes as part of the combination a towing unit, has a gross vehicle weight rating of at least 26,001 pounds and a towed unit that has a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of less than 10,001 pounds. A Class “B” classified license will be required ONLY when the vehicle is EXEMPT from a commercial driver’s license.

Below are a few examples of vehicles that qualify for a Class “B” classified license:

Class C Classified

A Class “C” classified license is needed to drive any vehicle or combination of vehicles which are exempt from commercial “A” or “B” licenses. Also, any vehicle or combination of vehicles which are exempt from “A” or “B” classified licenses.

Below are a few examples of vehicles that qualify for Class “C” classified license:

Carries up to 15 passengers, including the driver and does not haul hazardous materials. Not designed to carry 16 passengers or more, including driver.


Does not haul hazardous materials.

Class “C” classified also authorizes the licensee to drive any of the following when operated by volunteer member(s) of a fire department, rescue squad or emergency medical service (EMS) in the performance of duty, a Class “A” or Class “B” fire engine, rescue or EMS motor vehicle, or combination of these vehicles. A Class “C” classified license will be required ONLY when the vehicle is EXEMPT from a commercial driver’s license.

The below two vehicles are volunteer emergency vehicles.


Class A CDL

Class “A” needed to drive any combination of vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 26,001 pounds or more provided the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle(s) being towed are in excess of 10,000 pounds. A Class “A” license entitles the licensee to operate Class “B” and “C” vehicles.

Below are a few examples of vehicles that qualify for a Class A license:


Class B CDL

Class “B” CDL is needed to drive a single vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) in excess of 26,000 pounds or any such vehicle towing not in excess of 10,000 pounds. Class “B” license also entitles the licensee to operate Class “C” vehicles.

Below are a few examples of vehicles that qualify for a Class “B” CDL:

A charter bus or motor coach may also be required to have the licensee possess a Passenger Endorsement.

Class C CDL

A Class “C” commercial driver’s license is needed to drive any vehicle or combination of vehicles not included in Class “A” or “B”. However, vehicle or combination of vehicles must meet either of the following descriptions:

A. Designed to transport sixteen (16) or more passengers, including the driver.
B. Is transporting hazardous material and is required to be placarded.

Below are a few examples of vehicles that qualify for Class “C” CDL:

4,000 pounds – carries 22 passengers

5,000 pounds – carries hazardous materials

10,000 pounds – carries hazardous materials

25,500 carries 44 passengers, including driver.

Commercial Driver’s License Guide

There are three (3) classes of Commercial Driver’s License

  • Class A – Combination of vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 26,001 or more, provided the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the unit being towed is 10,001 pounds or greater
  • Class B – Single vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 26,001 or more, and towing any such unit with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of less than 10,001 pounds.
  • Class C – Vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of less than 26,001 and designed to transport 16 or more passengers (including the driver) OR is required to be placarded for hazardous materials.

Commercial Driver’s License Exemptions

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration allows for certain exemptions with regards to a driver being required to be commercially licensed – they are as follows:

  • Vehicles for personal use
  • Military vehicles
  • Emergency vehicles – including police, fire and rescue.
  • Farm vehicles

A. Operated by the farmer or farm employees for the exclusive use of the farm.

B. Used for the transport of agricultural products, supplies or equipment to and from the farm.

C. Not used as a for hire vehicle

D. Used within 150 miles of the farmer’s farm.

To schedule a CDL Third Party Skills Examination,
please contact any of the below locations:

TransTech of Charlotte

2942 Old Steele Creek Road
Charlotte, NC 28208

(704) 597-9550

old steele creek
TransTech of Newton

1261 US Hwy 70
Newton, NC 28658
(828) 464-8001

Newton