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Old 01-20-2013, 11:12 AM
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You may want to srtudy again as Clark is correct.



A "B" would be just about worthless then wouldn't?



Well you obviously didn't know.

You bought a different trailer instead of just getting the license?
No, I did it to avoid DOT compliance laws. We operate intrastate only and are not required to have DOT #'s/fuel tax tracking/truck logs/IFTA registration/random drug pooling/training other driver who do not have a CDL etc.... That's why we purchased another trailer

What part was I incorrect about CDL requirements?
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Old 01-20-2013, 11:21 AM
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What part was I incorrect about CDL requirements?
Telling Clark to study.
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Old 01-20-2013, 11:25 AM
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Telling Clark to study.



Got me on that one.
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Old 01-20-2013, 12:46 PM
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thats a lot of money to get around a license. My CDL-A was pretty cheap compared to a change in equipment or a fine for being improper.

Plus side-I can haul/drive anything I might need to do a job. downside-.04 all the time so drinking is done carefully
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Old 01-20-2013, 12:54 PM
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thats a lot of money to get around a license. My CDL-A was pretty cheap compared to a change in equipment or a fine for being improper.

Plus side-I can haul/drive anything I might need to do a job. downside-.04 all the time so drinking is done carefully
So you'd pay to train 3 other drivers to get a CDL, or limit the truck trailer combo to one driver in place of buying a trailer anyone in the company can operate? If I was hauling a 10/20 ton tag I would agree, but hauling an extra 5k lbs? The money was well spent on the new trailer.
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Old 01-20-2013, 01:06 PM
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I have trained some guys to get their CDL and let them use my 750 and 10 ton deck over to do the driving exam. I don't really have employees so my situation is different but I would rather have qualified people than taking a chance. The guys I share my lot with got busted because of a trailer with no tail lights. Once the officer dug a little he found a bunch of other infractions to fine them for. One being no CDL driving a 650 pulling a 7t trailer that was overweight(gross and axle) with defective equipment.
My bizz is a little different and I guess the costs is there but I see as a way to get and keep qualified help. If they have a CDL they prolly already know how to operate equipment and drive a dump truck
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Old 01-20-2013, 01:14 PM
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We really only run two setups, a 16' utility trailer and a 20' deckover. They are hooked to either a 350 or 450. I know where you're coming from, if we had an install crew who were moving equipment all the time I would have done things differently.
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