Do I need a CDL?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by spudman 2, Dec 8, 2010.

  1. spudman 2

    spudman 2 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 1

    Hi. I am starting a lawn care company in the spring and was wondering if I need a CDL. I will have a F250 and a bobcat trailer that I thought would work to put a ZTR on. Thanks for the help.
     
  2. zabmasonry

    zabmasonry LawnSite Senior Member
    from C. VT
    Posts: 314

    generally I'd say, if you need to ask the answer is probably yes.
     
  3. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
    Posts: 3,587

    no. That would have to be a pretty huge trailer to need a cdl with an F250
     
  4. zabmasonry

    zabmasonry LawnSite Senior Member
    from C. VT
    Posts: 314

    I'd agree, Of all the "do I need a cdl" threads i've seen this has to be the most pointless. learn how to use search, there are dozens of these threads, usually with some good drama.
     
  5. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
    Posts: 3,587

    no biggy. If everyone used the search for every question there would be no more lawn site.
     
  6. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Platinum Member
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    If the gross weight of the trailer is over 10,000lbs then you will need a CDL.
     
  7. Brad Ent

    Brad Ent LawnSite Member
    Posts: 228

    What State are you operating in??
     
  8. Duffster

    Duffster LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 1,193

    Not unless the GVWR of the trailer is over 17-18k or so.

    Negative. Common misconception on here.

    Doesn't matter unless he is from CA.
     
  9. i love these threads, so much misinformation.
     
  10. gasracer

    gasracer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,049

    I would contact the DMV for the "RIGHT" information.
     

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