California class A with 88 restriction

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  1. Fragthis

    Fragthis Bobtail Member

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    Cheers,
    Not a trucker here but a General Contractor with a 3/4 ton pickup and bumper pulled 14k trailer. Ca requires this license as the trailer is rated over 10k.

    No where in the commercial handbook do they discuss obtaining this license, they say 88 is the restriction, and that it limits you to the combo you test in.

    Question, I drive my 3/4 ton pickup to Vegas from California to pick up my new trailer, drive it back unloaded on my class C am I in violation?

    Question I show up unloaded to DMV to test for A with 88, have I gone full retard and am getting cited and worse.


    I know I could have the trailer down rated by the dealer, but then I couldn’t pull any of my heavy equipment.
     
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  3. ZVar

    ZVar Road Train Member

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    Unloaded or loaded doesn't matter. It's the weight rating that matters. As such, once you cross back over the California state line you are in violation of California law.

    Same as above because of weight ratings. I've even heard they will refuse to test you and you must get a new appointment and have a valid driver bring it to the testing place.
     
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  4. Fragthis

    Fragthis Bobtail Member

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    Thank you kindly, I misspoke meant the 1 ton but your reply would be even more correct.
    Now I just have to figure out how to get the Class A in the first place, I have toy trucks can’t believe I have to learn how to drive real ones
     
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