Short answer: You need a Class A CDL with as many endorsements as you can get.
Class A vs. Class B
There is virtually no reason to get a Class B CDL. The only slight advantage is that it takes a little less time to get, and training will be a little cheaper. This is what each license involves:
As I write this (Early Spring of 2019), the best paying CDL jobs in the U.S. are in the oil fields of Western Texas/New Mexico and the oil fields of North Dakota/Eastern Montana. The problem for the new driver is: oil field companies don’t normally hire drivers right out of school. How...
So, your goal is to become a truck driver. The first thing you’ll need to do is learn how to operate those big rigs safely, so you’ll need to find a CDL school. There are several things to keep in mind as you search for CDL education. Be sure to consider these factors:
Finding a Good School?
Driving in the mountains can be a tricky affair, and driving a heavy truck adds an extra layer of complication. Make sure you are driving safely by always observing the following:
Always inspect your braking system thoroughly before beginning the trip.
Look for highway signs th...
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSR) mandates that you check your vehicle after every run and report any issues or repairs that need to be made. At minimum, the following are the areas which you must inspect after every run:
wheels, rims, tires