I know this has been asked many times but out of all the sites I have searched this seems to be the most knowledgeable when it comes to whether or not I need a CDL. I've called DMV multiple times and each time I get a different answer! It's ridiculous. The NJ CLASS A CDL States: Any truck and trailer combination with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds provided that the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is more than 10,000 pounds. I have a GMC C5500 with a GVWR of 19500 and a GCWR of 26000. My trailer has a GVWR of 9500. Do I need a CDL? The CGVWR of my truck and trailer exceeds 26001 lbs but b/c my trailer is NOT more than 10K per the Class A CDL, am I EXEMPT from having to get a CDL? Also, I also believe that GCWR is NOT the same as CGVWR, so I should also be CDL exempt on the fact that my GCWR of my truck is 26000. Secondly, I plan to register the Truck non-commerical and the Trailer commercial. The truck I will use when not pulling the trailer for normal personal use, but I will also use it to pull my trailer which will be set up for commercial as I will have it logo'd etc. The truck will be plain jane. No logos, address, phone number, etc. Thanks!