In an effort to avoid needing CDL licenses for my employees due to the "combined-trailer/truck-weight-over-26K..IF-trailer-is-rated-over-10K"- non-sense... I've decided to buy a "one-ton" dually dump and have that as the dedcated trailer-puller when I need to tow the Bobcat A300 or S250...Thus, hopefully, staying below the combined 26K threshold. Anyhow, a couple of questions... -Anyone have a real grip on the MPG ratings of diesel vs. gas on Ford or Chevy/GMC one-tons, from the 2004-2007 years?.. I've always bought diesels but most of my trucks only get used 6-7K in a year and with the higher year-round price for diesel, it's hard to justify the added upfront expense. -Trailer weight ratings seem ambiguous. If a trailer is called a "6 ton", how much can it actually carry equipment-wise. My equipment salesman says it can carry 6 ton but I've got to believe DOT wants the "combined" weight of the trailer and equipment being hauled included... Which would drive up that originally stated truck/trailer combined rating.