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  • Mitsubishi Fuso Authorized Dealer
    Established 1967
  • 1505 N 4th St. San Jose, CA
  • 408-263-7300
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Do I Need a CDL to Rent a Truck?

When is a CDL Required to Rent a Truck?

Sometimes you need to rent a bigger truck for an uptick in deliveries or for larger cargo than you regularly haul. For large commercial truck rentals you may wonder, is a commercial driver’s license (CDL) required to secure a truck?

CDL Requirements Depend on GVWR

Gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) is a static number that dictates the maximum safe operating weight of vehicles including the weight of the vehicle, cargo, passengers, and fuel. This total determines a commercial vehicle’s class:

  • Light-Duty – No CDL Required
    • Class 1: 0-6,000-lbs
    • Class 2: 6,001-10,000-lbs
    • Class 3: 10,001-14,000-lbs
  • Medium-Duty – No CDL Required
    • Class 4: 14,001-16,000-lbs
    • Class 5: 16,001-19,500-lbs
    • Class 6: 19,501-26,000-lbs
  • Heavy-Duty – Class B CDL Required*
    If you opt for these heavy-duty vehicles to reduce pickup trips or increase accessibility, you will need a Class B CDL.
    • Class 7: 26,001-33,000-lbs
    • Class 8: 33,001-lbs or more, including all tractor-trailers

Not sure if your preferred truck requires a CDL? The experts at Diamond Mitsubishi Fuso can help. Contact us at 408-263-7300 for assistance finding your ideal rental today.

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Mitsubishi Fuso Authorized Dealer

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1505 N 4th St. San Jose, CA 95112

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