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III. A and D licence classes and requirements
Minimum requirements for Class A or D driver's licence application

An applicant for a class A or D driver’s licence must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Hold a valid Ontario class G or higher licence or equivalent
  • Pass a test of operating knowledge of large trucks and tractor trailers
  • Meet vision standards
  • Provide a satisfactory medical certificate on application and periodically thereafter
  • Demonstrate driving competence during a road test while driving the following types of vehicles:
    • For class D – A motor vehicle exceeding 11,000 kilograms gross weight or registered gross weight or any truck or combination provided the towed vehicle is not over 4,600 kilograms
    • For class A – a motor vehicle and towed vehicle where the towed vehicle exceeds a total gross weight of 4,600 kilograms (10,000 lb)