Nowhere in the excerpt that I posted does it say you need a CDL just because the trailer is over 10K. You don't need a college degree, just basic English class. The problem is that the Troopers can't read either if they are saying you need a CDL. When you read that excerpt you missed the most important word in the paragraph. "provided" "A Class A license is issued to those persons 18 years of age or older who have demonstrated their qualifications to operate any combination of vehicles with a gross combination weight rating of 26,001 pounds or more, provided the gross vehicle weight rating of the vehicle or vehicles being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.