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kps2389
03-25-2012, 07:46 PM
I know this topic has been beat to death and then beat again. I have done searches and still can't find the answer. I'm sure I will still get different answers but here it goes: I live in Connecticut my trucks gvw is 9900 and I am considering purchasing a 14,000 gvw gooseneck trailer. So that puts my combined weight at 24,000. Will I need a CDL because the trailer is over 10,000 gvw? Thanks

unkownfl
03-25-2012, 09:34 PM
no cdl needed unless your state is werid. Your combined weight is less than 26000lbs. I know people will say the trailer is over 10,000 but it doesn't matter.

93Chevy
03-25-2012, 09:39 PM
No, a CDL is not needed because the combined weight is under 26k

knox gsl
03-25-2012, 10:14 PM
Check with your state agency, I recently got busted for no log book, no med card and not going to a scale with a 12000lb truck. Things have changed lately.
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93Chevy
03-25-2012, 10:23 PM
Check with your state agency, I recently got busted for no log book, no med card and not going to a scale with a 12000lb truck. Things have changed lately.
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That's a DOT requirement, not a CDL requirement.

knox gsl
03-25-2012, 10:25 PM
I had a cdl or he would've got me for not having at least a for hire endorsment.
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CLARK LAWN
03-25-2012, 10:47 PM
What is a "for hire" endorsement?
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knox gsl
03-25-2012, 10:52 PM
To drive a vehical for a business that is less than 26k. You dont have to take a test, just pay the fee after passing a DOT physical and getting a med card. Not sur for you but here its called an F endorsment. A class A or B will trump it though.
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unkownfl
03-25-2012, 11:01 PM
Check with your state agency, I recently got busted for no log book, no med card and not going to a scale with a 12000lb truck. Things have changed lately.
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Your GVWR is high enough to need numbers his is under 10k so he shouldn't need numbers until he pulls the trailer which is then over 14,000 gcw between the two vehicles.

southgalawns
03-27-2012, 09:57 AM
I know in the state of georgia, you must have your cdls if your combined weight is over 10000lbs
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Coastal Lawn Maintenance
03-27-2012, 11:43 AM
straight off the ct dmv website http://www.ct.gov/dmv/cwp/view.asp?a=805&q=244788.

# Class A - Any combination of vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of twenty-six thousand one pounds or more, provided the GVWR of the vehicle being towed is in excess of ten thousand pounds.
# Class B - Any single vehicle with a GVWR of twenty-six thousand one pounds or more, and any such vehicle towing a vehicle not in excess of ten thousand pounds.
# Class C - Any single vehicle with a GVWR of less than twenty-six thousand one pounds or any such vehicle towing a vehicle with a GVWR not in excess of ten thousand pounds comprising:

* Vehicles designed to transport sixteen or more passengers, including the driver, or designed to transport more than ten passengers, including the driver, and used to transport students under the age of twenty-one years to and from school; and
* Vehicles used to transport hazardous materials which are required to be placarded in accordance with 49 CFR 172, Subpart F, as amended.

zabmasonry
03-27-2012, 05:16 PM
You won't need a cdl, but you will need to reg. your truck at 24000.

93Chevy
03-27-2012, 06:33 PM
I know in the state of georgia, you must have your cdls if your combined weight is over 10000lbs
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You mean USDOT numbers, not CDL

swanny
03-30-2012, 08:07 PM
You mean USDOT numbers, not CDL

Georgia is probably the same as PA. I just recently looked at a couple people's PA driver's license...class A (cdl) specified that they operate a vehicle and/or trailer over 5 ton gross weight.

MD is not the same (at least not enforced the same). I need a medical card and a usdot number (if commercial), but not a cdl as long as my gross combined weight (truck at 4 ton....trailer can be the remainder) stays under 26k.

93Chevy
03-30-2012, 08:15 PM
Georgia is probably the same as PA. I just recently looked at a couple people's PA driver's license...class A (cdl) specified that they operate a vehicle and/or trailer over 5 ton gross weight.

MD is not the same (at least not enforced the same). I need a medical card and a usdot number (if commercial), but not a cdl as long as my gross combined weight (truck at 4 ton....trailer can be the remainder) stays under 26k.

That's not true.

Class A is required for any combination over 26k, unless the trailer is under 10k, then the combination can bet 36k.

That's a federal standard.

unkownfl
03-30-2012, 10:09 PM
CDL is a federal thing and its across all 50 states or at least the 47 that get federal funding for roads.

swanny
03-31-2012, 08:17 AM
That's not true.

Class A is required for any combination over 26k, unless the trailer is under 10k, then the combination can bet 36k.

That's a federal standard.

I didn't think it was until they showed me their license. I could be remembering it incorrectly, but I'm pretty certain I'm not. Both told me as soon as they went to tow a trailer over 5 ton they needed a cdl and showed me their license. Ahh, I could be wrong.

93Chevy
03-31-2012, 09:13 AM
I didn't think it was until they showed me their license. I could be remembering it incorrectly, but I'm pretty certain I'm not. Both told me as soon as they went to tow a trailer over 5 ton they needed a cdl and showed me their license. Ahh, I could be wrong.

Well it depends on the truck they were driving. If total GCWR > 26,001, if and only if trailer GVWR > 10,001, then a class a is required.

However if trailer GVWR < 10,001, and truck GVWR < 26,001, then a CDL is not required.

I don't care what anybody told you, that's how it is. :)

MDLawn
03-31-2012, 08:49 PM
I'll be grabbing the popcorn for this one.........

Duffster
04-08-2012, 11:43 PM
I know in the state of georgia, you must have your cdls if your combined weight is over 10000lbs
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WRONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!

How do people come up with this carp?

Duffster
04-08-2012, 11:45 PM
I didn't think it was until they showed me their license. I could be remembering it incorrectly, but I'm pretty certain I'm not. Both told me as soon as they went to tow a trailer over 5 ton they needed a cdl and showed me their license. Ahh, I could be wrong.

Your wrong too.

If that was what you were told then they are wrong as well.

CA is the only state that I am aware of that requires a CDL for 10k trailer alone.