CDL Question

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by kps2389, Mar 25, 2012.

  1. kps2389

    kps2389 LawnSite Senior Member
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    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
     
  2. unkownfl

    unkownfl LawnSite Gold Member
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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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  3. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
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    No, a CDL is not needed because the combined weight is under 26k
     
  4. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Platinum Member
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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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  5. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
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    That's a DOT requirement, not a CDL requirement.
     
  6. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Platinum Member
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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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  7. CLARK LAWN

    CLARK LAWN LawnSite Silver Member
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    What is a "for hire" endorsement?
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  8. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Platinum Member
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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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  9. unkownfl

    unkownfl LawnSite Gold Member
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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.
     
  10. southgalawns

    southgalawns LawnSite Member
    from ga
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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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