I agree go with the Class A. You are in Bel air. There is a guy somewhere in Baltimore County that teaches a CDL school for a reasonable cost. He will even work with your schedule. If you need his name and number I can't promise you, but I can *try* to get it for you. A buddy of mine got his class A through him a yr or two ago. Presuming you have a biz to run like I did when I was 18 - working for a national carrier won't work for you. CDL school would be the better route for a business owner. Also - The DOT inspectors in MD WILL write you a ticket if you pull a trailer over 10,000# gvw without a Class A.