how many of you break cdl laws.

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by deerewashed, Aug 1, 2012.

  1. 21eagle

    21eagle LawnSite Member
    Posts: 92

    I have a seal rite sr700 sealcoating trailer. It has dual 7k lb axles so gvw is 14,000lbs. If I'm towing with a F250 do I need a CDL? I NEVER load it fully bc sealer weighs about 10lbs a gallon and trailer empty prob weighs 3500. My truck is rated 9000lbs so I load max 500 gallons so I'm not over. BUT with the GVW of trailer being 14,000lbs am I over by DoT laws just bc it is rated at 14000lbs?
     
  2. Duffster

    Duffster LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 1,193

    Does the trailer have a 14k GVW or GVWR?

    If it's GVWR then you don't need a CDL to tow it with a F250. I am presuming that sealer is not hazmat.
     
  3. 21eagle

    21eagle LawnSite Member
    Posts: 92

    GVWR so I guess I'm good. No hazmat just have to carry paperwork on the sealer, so they know exactly what I'm carrying. Thank you for your help.
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  4. Michael J. Donovan

    Michael J. Donovan Head Moderator, Online Communities Staff Member
    Posts: 3,420

    hey guys, let's keep to the topic and refrain from the personal attacks and/or name calling please

    thanks, we would appreciate it :waving:
     
  5. Duffster

    Duffster LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 1,193

    I guess I will point it out again. :rolleyes:

    That is completely inaccurate.
     

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