Not necessarily! Look at the front of your Class B or A license. Make sure you have a “P” (Passenger) endorsement. Then look at the back of your license. If you have a “48″ restriction, you are restricted to vehicles without Airbrakes and you must get the restriction taken off. If you have a “74″, “75″, or “76″ restriction, you must obtain a new permit for Class B with Passenger and Airbrake endorsements (even if you already have a B/P license). If your license has only a “64″ restriction, you are OK, since all our vehicles have automatic transmission.
Please be advised that if your license has not been issued within the last 12 months and you need to remove any restriction or add an endorsement, you may have to take all parts of the CDL Permit exam again (General Knowledge, Passenger, Airbrakes etc. – please consult the Commercial Driver Handbook for requirements).