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Re: CDL lesson 2

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07-22-2012 16:31:35

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Anthony, I don't think anyone that is pulling a trailer with 4 tires with a truck with 4 tires has anything to worry about. The majority of people with that setup is exempt from most of the ugly rules.

The way I read the rules, anyone with a 6+ tire gooseneck (20,000+ GVW) needs to worry and anyone with a dually pickup newer than about 2004 needs to worry if they pull anything bigger than a small car hauler.

I personally have a 2004 dually with 11,500 GVW and a 14,000 GVW trailer. I know I don't need a CDL. The problem will be convincing the DOT officer that I don't need a CDL.

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07-23-2012 06:06:44

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 Re: CDL lesson 2 in reply to JimEvans, 07-22-2012 16:31:35  
Jim, you summed it up in the last paragraph

JimEvans said: (quoted from post at 16:31:35 07/22/12)

I personally have a 2004 dually with 11,500 GVW and a 14,000 GVW trailer. I know I don't need a CDL. The problem will be convincing the DOT officer that I don't need a CDL.

I'm like you, I know I don't need a CDL, but it's unfortunate that we might have to convince law enforcement of that.
This post was edited by Anthony at 06:08:36 07/23/12.

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