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    Question Different kinds of driving licence

    Hi,
    In our country, we have two specific words for two kinds of driving licence.

    First, after passing driving test for these kinds of car, such as BMW, Ford, Mazda, Cimmarron.

    Second, there is another driving licence for vehicles, such as Tractor trailer, Bus, dump truck, Tank truck, etc. After that,we say that the person has that driving licence and is allowed to drive vehicles.
    I wonder if there is specific word in English.

    On the other hand, we do not have any specific word for who has driving licence for motorcycling, if there is a word in English, I'd appreciate to let me know it, too.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Different kinds of driving licence

    British driving licences have categories that people can drive. They range from mopeds up to buses. See here for the various categories: https://www.gov.uk/driving-licence-categories

    We might say that someone only has a "moped licence" or a "car licence", for example.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Different kinds of driving licence

    http://www.dmv.state.pa.us/driverLic..._classes.shtml

    There are different "classes" of license in the US that vary from state to state.

    Broadly speaking, there are normal license that most people have, which allows them to drive cars, pickup trucks, etc. These are "non-commercial."

    A person must have a commercial driver's license (CDL) to drive large trucks, etc.

    I think that is what you are looking for. Commercial versus non-commercial.

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    Re: Different kinds of driving licence

    The licence to drive lorries in the UK is commonly known as an HGV licence. (= Heavy Goods Vehicle)

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    Re: Different kinds of driving licence

    ...and to drive a bus you need a PSV licence (Public Service Vehicle).

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