Can articulated buses be considered a "Class A" vehicle?

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  1. NY2001

    NY2001 Light Load Member

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    If I'm not wrong, I know they're valid with a Class B license (which I don't know if articulated buses truly aren't combination vehicles because I always thought they were), but what if the bus is very long, can it require a CDL A?
     
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  3. homeskillet

    homeskillet Road Train Member

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    THIS is a Class A bus.

    Hopefully this finally answers your question.
     
  4. ZVar

    ZVar Road Train Member

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    Articulated busses aren't class a because they cannot be separated. Even though it pivots, it cannot be separated thus it's not a trailer that is what it would need to be to be a class a.
     
  5. NY2001

    NY2001 Light Load Member

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    I have never seen those. These seem like they’re a thing of the past, from the ‘90s.
     
  6. skallagrime

    skallagrime Road Train Member

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    Bit further back than that, quite a bit, calling the 90s "the past", while accurate, is less than half a lifetime ago for most truck drivers...
     
  7. cbones98

    cbones98 Bobtail Member

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    Isn't this illegal though? I mean I could see this in like India but the United States doesn't alow the driver to have a "trailer" with passengers. I have the "M" restriction on my liscence and there's no class "A" passenger vehicles I can test in.
     
  8. NY2001

    NY2001 Light Load Member

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    I was non-existent in the '90s so that's why I used that phrase.
     
  9. NY2001

    NY2001 Light Load Member

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    To my understanding, there is no federal law that explicitly forbids the driver from transporting passengers in the trailer, and there shouldn't. The problem is bus drivers and passengers should be separated because they're very annoying.
     
  10. skallagrime

    skallagrime Road Train Member

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    Yes and refering to the decade directly before you were born the way you did makes it seem like you're a 9 year old with no concept of how the past flows to the present.
     
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