North Dakota has five classes of operators licenses. Each class requires its own written examination and a demonstration of driving skill for that class of license. The tests, except for hazardous material may be waived for an out-of-state driver obtaining equivalent North Dakota drivers license unless the driver is unable to present the actual license, or a physical impairment exists, or driving record is unclear.
Any combination of vehicles with a gross combination weight rating of 26,001 pounds or more, provided the GVWR of the vehicle(s) being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds. (Holders of a Class A license with applicable endorsements may operate Class B, C, and D vehicle groups, but not a Class M.)
Any single vehicle with gross vehicle weight rating of 26,001 pounds or more and any such vehicle towing a vehicle not in excess of 10,000 pounds. (Holders of a Class B license with applicable endorsements may operate Class C and D vehicle groups, but not Class M.)
Any single vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating of 26,000 pounds or less, any such vehicle towing a vehicle with a gross weight rating not in excess of 10,000 pounds comprising :
Holders of a Class C license may operate a Class D vehicle, but not a Class M vehicle.
Needed to transport hazardous materials that require placarding.
Needed to transport liquid or gaseous materials (cargo tanks).
Needed to operate vehicle designed to transport 16 or more persons including the driver.
Needed to operate a school bus designed to transport 16 or more persons including the driver.
Needed to tow double or triple trailers.
According to the National Transportation Safety Board, the manual adjustment of automatic slack adjusters is dangerous because it gives the vehicle operator a false sense of security about the effectiveness of the braking system. (H-06-3)
Any single vehicle less than 26,001 pounds GVWR; may tow vehicles not in excess of 10,000 pounds. Note: must be 18 years of age or under farm exemption if combined weight exceeds 26,000 pounds. Trucks towing trailers in excess of 10,000 pounds, provided the combined weight does not exceed 26,000 Gross Combination Weight Rating. Not valid for Class A, B, C, or M.
Any two or three wheeled motorcycle.