Originally Posted by whiffyspark
There is NO law that says a trailer over 10 has to have a cdl. It's for if you have a a truck that is 26001 and a trailer is 10001, THAN you need a cdl.
I've spent hours upon hours researching. I'm sorry my friend, but you are wrong, there most certainly is such a law
If you'd like, I can possibly e-mail you a link to the annoted code.
My father is retired from PA MVA, and that's how this whole thing was brought to my attention. I said "we're getting a 14k trailer", he said "in PA you'll need a Class A". Which that then prompted me to look at MD's laws. I even called the I-270 scale house and asked.
But the final word on all laws is in Maryland General Assembly's annoted codes. That is what a judge will reference.
But you know what, Wiffy? Law or not , whether I like it or not, whether you like it or not - the DOT police in all of MD are in fact writing tickets for this and they're not allowing drivers to drive the trailer, they're having the drivers call someone properly licensed to come get the trailer.
Bottom line (for the topic creator) - just get the Class A and call it a day