CT GVWR Laws and when do you need a CDL

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by CutRight, Feb 19, 2006.

  1. Duffster

    Duffster LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Midwest
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    I see now. :drinkup:
     
  2. GravelyNut

    GravelyNut LawnSite Bronze Member
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    If you've ever seen a Dodge D800, you can find those with hydraulic brakes and a need for a Class A license when towing a 10K+1 trailer. Just don't expect that truck to get better than 6 MPG on the highway. Empty. Or more than 100 miles on the tiny 16/18 gallon tank.
     
  3. 360ci

    360ci LawnSite Senior Member
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    I pass those all the time...in museums.

    Same rule applies here for trailering, you can tow with a B,C, or D license up to 10K, but any heavier requires the driver to have a A license for 'transport truck'.
     
  4. CLARK LAWN

    CLARK LAWN LawnSite Silver Member
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    it doesnt require an airbrake endoresment besause there is no such thing.i am so tired of hearing about this "air brake endorsment" i just wish someone would show me in writing were this thing is.
     
  5. GravelyNut

    GravelyNut LawnSite Bronze Member
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    No Air Brakes is a restriction. If the restriction isn't on your license, then you've got the right to drive a vehicle in your Class of license with air brakes.
     
  6. Duffster

    Duffster LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Midwest
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    Canada :waving:

    There is a blast from the past.
     
  7. 360ci

    360ci LawnSite Senior Member
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    Yup. Anyone can drive any vehicle with hydraulic brakes, no endorsement is required to say you CANNOT drive a vehicle without air brakes, but you require an endorsement to drive a vehicle WITH air brakes here - north of the border.
    It's more money for the government is all it is. Gramma could write the air brake 'test' and do a practical test in less than an hour, and $75 later she can upgrade the brakes on her mini-van.
     
  8. Duffster

    Duffster LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Midwest
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    Not to kkkkkkkkkkk.gif but I got an interesting email from Floriduh if anyone is interested. Whislte.gif

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  9. Duffster

    Duffster LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Midwest
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    What? Nobody wants to see it? :laugh:

    Here it is anyway.

    :drinkup:
     
  10. AdvLandscapeLLC

    AdvLandscapeLLC LawnSite Senior Member
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    I am incredibly confused by all of this I have a Dodge ram 3500 with a gvrw of 11500# and a 16ft goose neck dump trailer with a gross of 14000 lbs my total is 25000# . Do I need a CDL do I not?? the state of CT site is absolutely useless with its information it is not clear and concise at all. Any help would be awesome.*trucewhiteflag*
     

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