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Old 03-25-2012, 07:46 PM
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CDL Question

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
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Old 03-25-2012, 09:34 PM
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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.
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Old 03-25-2012, 09:39 PM
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No, a CDL is not needed because the combined weight is under 26k
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Old 03-25-2012, 10:14 PM
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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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Old 03-25-2012, 10:23 PM
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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.
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Old 03-25-2012, 10:25 PM
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I had a cdl or he would've got me for not having at least a for hire endorsment.
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Old 03-25-2012, 10:47 PM
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What is a "for hire" endorsement?
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Old 03-25-2012, 10:52 PM
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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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Old 03-25-2012, 11:01 PM
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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.
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Old 03-27-2012, 09:57 AM
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I know in the state of georgia, you must have your cdls if your combined weight is over 10000lbs
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