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Class-B Commercial Driver’s License Training in New England

For those looking to drive a straight truck, waste removal vehicle, or dump truck, New England Tractor Trailer Training School’s (NETTTS) Class-B Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) programs include Commercial Heavy Straight Truck Training. Class B is the second heaviest-weight class of commercial vehicles. Drivers in construction, waste management, and public transit (buses) can often be Class B drivers.

A Class B truck is described as:

  • A single vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating/gross vehicle weight of 26,001 pounds or more

The program offered at NETTTS locations in Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts focuses on safely operating and maintaining Class B vehicles like:

  • Straight trucks
  • Dump trucks
  • Box trucks
  • Delivery trucks
  • Segmented trucks

A Class A CDL holder is allowed to drive a Class B truck, but a Class B CDL holder cannot operate a Class A vehicle.

Class-B CDL Training at NETTTS

Training for a Class B CDL means learning the skills to drive a Class B vehicle but also learning the rules of the road and how to safely operate this type of commercial vehicle. The program at NETTTS includes:

  • CDL Learner’s Permit prep
  • Prioritizing safety
  • Training on federal and state regulations
  • Vehicle maintenance and inspection procedures
  • Hands-on and behind-the-wheel training
  • Road training and CDL road test sponsorship

At NETTTS, we want you to have the time to practice and feel confident in your abilities behind the wheel. Our course combines classroom training and behind-the-wheel experience to teach you the skills for your Class B CDL road test. During training, you will be allowed to operate Class B vehicles side by side with one of our experienced instructors.

Choose NETTTS as Your Class-B CDL Training Program

Are you looking for a CDL training program? NETTTS works to make CDL training accessible to as many people as possible. Our program includes:

  • Financial aid is available to those who qualify
  • Career Services support
  • Experienced instructors with professional driving knowledge
  • A company-wide fleet of over 150 trucks and trailers for student training
  • Practice on CDL driving simulator
  • National Safety Council Defensive Driving Certification
  • FMCSA Approved ELDT training provider

If you are ready to take the next step and find out more about our Class B-CDL program at NETTTS, we have four locations in New England where students can train, including:

If you have more questions about the CDL Class-B program, contact us today to learn more or request more information.


Do you have more questions about NETTTS and the programs we offer? Find out answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.

How do I become a truck driver?

Whether you’re interested in a new career or looking to advance your career, if you’re interested in becoming a truck driver, find a CDL program that’s right for you. Learn more about how to become a truck driver.

What is the difference between over-the-road trucking and local trucking?

Local trucking means your routes will have you home every night. Over-the-road trucking means routes that can take you across the country and last multiple days. Learn more about over-the-road trucking and local trucking.

Can I apply for financial aid?

Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Learn more about how to apply for FAFSA for CDL training.

What is the difference between a Class A and Class B CDL?

Class A and Class B CDLs allow drivers to operate different types of vehicles. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association (FMCSA), a class A CDL is required for the operation of a combination of vehicles (such as a tractor connected to a trailer) with a gross vehicle weight of 26,001 pounds or more and a towing capacity of more than 10,000 pounds. A class B CDL is required for the operation of a single vehicle with a gross vehicle weight of 26,001 pounds or more and a towing capacity of no more than 10,000 pounds. Learn more about Class A vs. Class B CDL.