Do I need a CDL?

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

  1. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Platinum Member
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    As per the OP's first post you will need a CDL to pull a trailer over 10K in the US with exceptions being RV's and farm use equipment. Commercial trailers over 10K and trucks over 26k need a CDL if your using it to move material, goods or equipment in exchange for money.

    I'm not a lawer or DOT officer so please check with your local DMV.

    On the back of my license it has endorsements only no restrictions.
    P-passenger >15 including driver.
    T-Double/Triple Trailer
    N-Tanker >1000 gallons

    This is a class A Combination vehicals >26000 lbs GCVW

    I have a section open for restrictions but there are none listed. I do how ever know that I'm not alowed to operate a school bus with students on board with out a special course from the TN DOT.
     
  2. CLARK LAWN

    CLARK LAWN LawnSite Silver Member
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    WRONG!!!

    post EXACTLY what is on your license for a class a
     
  3. Duffster

    Duffster LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Midwest
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    You obviously can't read either.

    Why don't you C & P where it say you need a CDL to tow over 10k. :hammerhead:
     
  4. CLARK LAWN

    CLARK LAWN LawnSite Silver Member
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  5. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Platinum Member
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    That's what is listed on my license card. Class A with P,T, and N endorsements and no restrictions. I'm not sure how I could be wrong about what I'm reading off the plastic card that has been in my wallet for years.

    Ok I went down stairs and got my most current copy of the Commercial Driver License Manuel. (2009)
    It states that you need a CDL to pull a trailer over 10K only if the manufactors GCVW of the the tow vehical and trailer exceed 26K. That means that if you're pulling a 10K trailer with a F250 no cdl but if pulling it with a F650 you will need a CDL
     
  6. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
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    Now thats not really what it says is it? Post the exact sentence. You can tow a 10k trlr with a 26k truck for a GC total of 36k, no CDL
     
  7. Duffster

    Duffster LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Midwest
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    That is pretty much what it should say.

    What do you think it says?
     
  8. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
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    Thats what it says. What I posted.
     
  9. newjerseylandscaping

    newjerseylandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I agee if there was a serch before you post only policy there would be no lawn site, also not every thing is right for every person, one situation may be diffrent than another.
     
  10. newjerseylandscaping

    newjerseylandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Im preatty sure the restrictions section is like if you need glases, thats whats on my license anyway.
     

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