2005 chevy c7500 dump truck

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  1. scagrider22

    scagrider22 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    "According to the Federal Motor Carrier and Safety Administration, you DO NOT need a CDL with air brake endorsement to drive a vehicle that is under 26,000 GVWR that has air brakes. The reasoning behind this is that since a CDL is not required to drive the vehicle, there is no way to require the "air brake" endorsement under the CDL guidelines".

    I found this on a trucking forumn, not sure if it's accurate or not. I've been driving trucks for with air brakes for 15 years and I have never had an issue and all of our local dealers advertise them as you don't need a CDL.
     
  2. Duffster

    Duffster LawnSite Bronze Member
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    These three statements are so ignorant.
     
  3. Duffster

    Duffster LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Show us whee it says you need one.
     
  4. Duffster

    Duffster LawnSite Bronze Member
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    There is NO such thing as an air endorsement. :hammerhead:
     
  5. ponyboy

    ponyboy LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Well when I got piled over by dot last year that is what I was told and got a ticket for
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  6. Duffster

    Duffster LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Got a ticket for what?
     
  7. ponyboy

    ponyboy LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I read that too
    Ticket for out of class
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  8. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    This is a common misconception. There is no such thing as an air brake endorsement. There can be an air brake restriction on a CDL meaning you took the CDL (class A or B) without passing or taking the air brake test part (such as doing your test in a Ryder rental truck with a 29,000 GVW with hydraulic brakes). With regards to a truck under 26,000 GVW there is no requirement for a CDL license so it is a moot point on the air brake restriction. So to answer the original question there is nothing extra you are required to do to drive a straight truck with air brakes under 26,000:waving:

    You got to watch what you tow it can put you very fast out of class.
     
  9. Duffster

    Duffster LawnSite Bronze Member
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    You may have been out of class but it wasn't because of air brakes.
     
  10. jsroda

    jsroda LawnSite Member
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    Thanks Joesimes2 for clearing that up, I was always told that you had to have a CDL to drive any vehicle with air brakes. Im glad I know the truth now, Thanks!
     

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