Drivers License - Who has a class E or CDL?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by TMlawncare, Feb 18, 2005.

  1. TMlawncare

    TMlawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,197

    We have been in business full-time since 1996. Recently I had a friend of mine asked if I had a class E license since I was a "for hire" company. Until now I really haven't given it much thought. I have just a reg. drivers license. Its my company, do I need anything else. I have a couple employees that ride along with me, but next year one will be driving since were starting a second crew. Does he need a class E? I would like to here what your thoughts are and what you have. I know it will vary state to state.
     
  2. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,547

    It goes by weight. But for a pickup and trailer you dont need a cdl.
     
  3. Lux Lawn

    Lux Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,267

    I have had a cdl since the state of Ohio started them because I used to work for a city.I know longer need it but chose to keep it, you never know when you might need it in the future,
     
  4. Green lawns

    Green lawns LawnSite Member
    Posts: 112

    I have my class B CDL! I got mine so there would not be a problem with weight.
     
  5. greenngrow

    greenngrow LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 403

    I have heard of Class A (any combination of vehicles with GCWR of 26001 or more) Class B (any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more)
    and class C (any single or combination that does not meet the definition of A or B....)

    Never have heard of class E....
     
  6. greenngrow

    greenngrow LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 403

    I have a class B with Haz Mat endoresment....

    You guys that have CDL's get ready when have have them renewed.... With the new Home land Security act... It is going to cost about $150.00 to have a back ground check done when you renew the licence..... :angry:
     
  7. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,547

    when does this take effect?
     
  8. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,547

    actually a class e is a drivers license. So I guess to awnser the original question, yes he does need a class e.
     
  9. out4now

    out4now LawnSite Bronze Member
    from AZ
    Posts: 1,796

    Passenger endorsements are for 15 people or more in a single vehicle. What's the guy doing driving his crews in a bus? I have a class A. Still keep it even though I don't use it anymore.
     
  10. greenngrow

    greenngrow LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 403

    Now.......
     

Share This Page