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Class 1 - 2-Axle Passenger Vehicles

  • passenger car
  • light truck
  • van
  • motorcycle (with or without sidecar)

Class 1 - Commercial Vehicles

  • any Class 1 vehicle with commercial licenses plates, including taxis, hearses, and 2-axle limousines

Class 2 - 3 to 5 axle vehicle

  • any Class 1 vehicle with a 1, 2 or 3 axle trailer
  • any Class 1 vehicle with a 1, 2 or 3 axle unit that straddles the vehicle body
  • a 3 or 4 axle RV with single wheels
  • a 3 or 4 axle limousine

Class 3 - 5 to 9 axle truck

  • tractor-trailer, car carrier or truck with 5 to 9 axles

Class 4 - not used

Class 5

  • any 2 axle vehicle with dual rear tires, including tow trucks

Class 6

  • tractor, tractor-trailer, truck or RV with dual wheels and 3 axles

Class 7

  • car carrier, truck, tractor-trailer, RV or any vehicle with dual wheels and 4 axles

Class 9

  • 5 to 12 axle tandem-trailer (Double Bottom)

Class 8

  • any two or three-axle bus used to carry 15 or more passengers
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