Commercial Truck or Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV)
As defined by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) is a motor vehicle or combination of motor vehicles used in commerce to transport passengers or property if the motor vehicle:
a) has a gross combination weight rating or gross combination weight of 26,001 pounds or more, whichever is greater, inclusive of a towed unit(s) with a gross vehicle weight rating or gross vehicle weight of more than 10,000 pounds, whichever is greater;
b) has a gross vehicle weight rating or gross vehicle weight of 26,001 pounds or more, whichever is greater;
c) is designed to transport sixteen or more passengers, including the driver; or
d) is of any size and is used in the transportation of hazardous materials as that term is defined in 49 C.F.R. Section 390.5
To drive a CMV, you must have a commercial driver's license (CDL). If you're interested in learning more about the requirements for getting a CDL, visit Commercial Licenses.
For information on rules and regulations that motor carriers must follow, visit Motor Carrier Services.