Do you need a commercial driver’s licence to drive an RV?
The answer is yes if you live in Ontario and the RV is more than 11,000 kilograms (24,250 lbs). If the RV has air brakes, you also have to complete an air brake (Z) endorsement.
From the Ministry of Transportation’s website:
Class D Licence
The Class D licence lets you drive any truck or vehicle combination exceeding 11,000 kilograms, provided that the towed vehicle weighs less than 4,600 kg. If it weighs more, you will need either a full Class A or restricted Class A licence.
With a Class D licence you can also drive a car or light truck covered by a G Class licence.
To apply for a Class D licence, you need to:
- be at least 18 years old
- hold a valid Ontario licence other than G1, G2, M, M1 or M2
- pass an eye test
- submit a medical report
- pass a written test about operating large trucks and tractor-trailers
- pass a road test
Both Lorraine and I had to go through the somewhat lengthy and expensive process of becoming truckers.
You can call me Trucker Rick. I have my DZ licence.
In a few weeks time you will be able to call Lorraine Trucker L. She is in her air brake program today and tomorrow and her D program in another two weeks.
We both found the courses to be very interesting and very worthwhile.
If things do not work out in retirement, I can always try my hand at trucking.