|cdl1111 said: (quoted from post at 13:25:06 07/20/12) NYS|
If the towing vehicle is under 18,000 GVW and the combined GCVW is under 26,000 you don't generally need a CDL
If you have a CDL you need an extra endorsment if your towing a traler over 10,000 GVW.
All the stuff about 18,000 lbs went away several years ago in NYS. NY now follows the regular federal CDL regs; 26K or less straight truck you do not need a CDL, a regular Class D will suffice. If pulling a trailer over 10K AND
total combination is over 26K you need the Class A CDL. If trailer is 10K or less you can pull it with any truck up to 26K and not need a CDL. If trailer is over 10K but total combination is 26K or less you do not need a CDL in NYS.
NY is one of the many states that requires DOT registration and numbers for any truck over 10K that is used commercially, even if only operating in-state (intrastate). This applies to farmers, tow trucks, etc, anything used in a business. This post was edited by Anthony at 10:40:44 07/22/12.