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It’s the most exciting two minutes in sports! That’s right - the Kentucky Derby. Every first Saturday in May, Louisville, Kentucky holds the annual race for 3-year-old thoroughbreds. Don’t miss out on the most exciting two minutes you’ll ever experience, venture to Kentucky to witness it for yourself.

For a truck driver, it’s easy to discover new sights and cross paths with new people in this southern state. Home to the world’s longest go-kart track, Kentucky is full of rich meadows, swampy lowlands, and is bordered by the Ohio River. Don’t forget to log your miles while taking in the view.

Make your way to Rupp Arena to see the Wildcats play basketball in front of a sea of fans dressed in blue or travel through Louisville and let your baseball fandom surface. Weighing 68,000 pounds and measuring 120 feet tall, the world’s largest baseball bat leans against a five-story building on West Main Street. If you’re more of a humorous person, perhaps the world’s largest underpants in Bowling Green, Kentucky will give you a hearty laugh on your way through town.

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At CDL Career Now, we have helped tens of thousands of individuals find quality CDL training. We are able to do this because we have a relationship with schools all over the nation, including top truck driving schools in Kentucky. These schools will give you the CDL training you need and, if you qualify, job placement assistance.

Fuel up the solitude of experiencing unfamiliar places. Fasten your seatbelt and set your trucking career into high gear. Fill out our form and let CDL Career Now connect you to the top trucking schools in your area.

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State of Kentucky CDL Requirements

Kentucky CDL classifications are as follows:

Class A CDL -

  • For any combination of vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 26,001 pounds or more, provided the GVWR of the vehicle(s) being towed is more than 10,000 pounds.

Class B CDL -

  • Any straight truck with two or more axles and a GVWR of 26,001 pounds or more.
  • Any vehicle with two or more axles and a GVWR of 26,001 pounds or more, pulling a vehicle with a GVWR of 10,000 pounds or less.
  • A single vehicle designed to transport 16 or more passengers (including the driver) if the GVWR is 26,001 pounds or more.

Class C CDL -

  • Any vehicle with a GVWR of less than 26,001 pounds transporting hazardous materials for which placarding is required.
  • A single vehicle designed to transport 16 or more passengers (including the driver) if the GVWR is less than 26,001 pounds.
Kentucky CDL Requirements Source