I am a farmer. Do I need a Class A or Class B CDL?

That depends on the type of power unit being used (truck or truck-tractor).

  • If the power unit is a truck-tractor in a Class A combination, then a non-commercial Class A driver’s license is required. 
    • Class A does NOT include a combination of vehicles that has a truck registered as a farm truck.  
  • If the single unit is a truck-tractor of 26,001 pounds or more, then a non-commercial Class B driver’s license is required. 
    • Class B motor vehicles do NOT include a single vehicle registered as a farm truck, when such farm truck has a gross vehicle weight rating of 26,001 pounds, or more. 


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1. When do I need a commercial driver's license (CDL)
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3. Do I need to carry my medical card?
4. If a truck has air brakes, does it require a CDL?
5. Is there a CDL air brake endorsement?
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7. I am an out of state farmer. Will Kansas recognize my CDL exemption?