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
    Posts: 1,193

    Your total would be 25,500 and you would NOT need a CDL because you are less then 26,001.
     
  2. AdvLandscapeLLC

    AdvLandscapeLLC LawnSite Senior Member
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    Thats what i was thinking but the trailer over 10000 throws me off this is what is in my state book

    Class A
    Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined
    weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds
    provided the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of
    the vehicle(s) being towed is in excess of 10,000
    pounds. (Holders of class A licenses may, with any
    appropriate endorsements and/or permits, operate all
    vehicles within classes B and C).
    Class B
    Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more
    pounds, or any such vehicle towing a vehicle not in
    excess of 10,000 pounds GVWR. (Holders of class B
    licenses may, with any appropriate endorsements and
    or permits, operate all vehicles within class C).
    Class C
    Any single vehicle, or combination of vehicles, that does
    not meet the definition of class A or class B as contained
    herein, but that is designed to transport 16 or more
    passengers, including the driver; or is required to be
    placarded for hazardous materials; or is designed to
    transport more than 10 passengers, including the
    driver, and used to transport students under the age
    of 21 years to and from school.
     
  3. Duffster

    Duffster LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 1,193

    Class A
    Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined
    weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds
    provided the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of
    the vehicle(s) being towed is in excess of 10,000
    pounds.

    The key word is PROVIDED.

    The combination needs to be over 26 with the trailer over 10 before you need a CDL class A.

    :drinkup:
     
  4. AdvLandscapeLLC

    AdvLandscapeLLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 568

    Duffster thanks for the help I appreciate it. They really word stuff in confusing ways, So do you think I would need a CDL to haul this trailer whether B or C
     
  5. Duffster

    Duffster LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 1,193

    Why would you need a B or a C?

    Are you carrying Hazmat?
     
  6. AdvLandscapeLLC

    AdvLandscapeLLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 568

    That 10000lb in tow thing keep throwing a flag up for me because the trailer has a 14000 gross. But no hazmat just firewood and bulk product
     
  7. Duffster

    Duffster LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 1,193

    Try this. ..............

    NH CDL chart.jpg
     
  8. AdvLandscapeLLC

    AdvLandscapeLLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 568

    Does that flow chart hold up for CT as well, because that seems way to simplified and understandable for anything that CT would publish lol
     
  9. Duffster

    Duffster LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 1,193

    Sure does.....
     
  10. AdvLandscapeLLC

    AdvLandscapeLLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 568

    CT also has this in its new drivers manual
    Class A License - Combination Vehicles. Any combination of vehicles with gross combination weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001
    or more pounds falls in Class A, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle(s) being towed is in excess of
    10,000 pounds. Most Class A vehicles are trucks, such as tractor-trailer or truck and trailer combinations. However, tractor-trailer
    buses may be found in a few communities. Driving a Class A vehicle requires considerably more skill and knowledge than driving
    vehicles in Classes B and C. Since these skills include those required to drive a Class B and C vehicle, a driver who has a
    Class A license also may drive vehicles in classes B and C
     

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