Does registered weight have any bearing on CDL / commercial status

Discussion in 'Trucking Industry Regulations' started by Bdog, Feb 12, 2019.

  1. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

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    There is a GMC Pickup being ready for retail sale very soon capable of loading to 31600 pounds gross with or without trailer.

    If it is all your private stuff you own outright,it's not a commercial vehicle. Sort of like a tool truck hauling all the bric abrack to the jobsite. You can and did put people into it with a basic car license. Even though you paid them by the hour they had a sufficient license to tool around in that tool truck following the rest of us to the new driveway job waiting to be finished. That is how we did sometimes with our tool truck which had everything down to the last bolt.

    We both agree this crux you present is the bedrock of all this.

    I appreciated your patience and know for sure the Motor Vehicle Commerical division as stated by Accidential Trucker will be sure to help you well.
     
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  3. Bdog

    Bdog Road Train Member

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    I tend to think this is right but am not sure. I mean you can’t register a Peterbilt for 20k and drive it around on a regular class C license and you can’t register a Prius for 80k and go take a CDL test in it. I’m inclined to think the registered weight is all about the government getting their money for the road and has nothing to do with what the vehicle is classified as.
     
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  4. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

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    B I N G O.

    And the ever increasing tightening of regulating the acquiring of a CDL B or A among the endorsements being tightened up as well and so on so forth etc.. is a increase of revenue to dear Uncle Sam among other hands being held out palm up patiently waiting for you to chop a check.

    They already started getting off their duffs and moving towards regulation of the small van stuff that is apparently attracting their attention. People in the million have decided to make a dollar doing this and now they face fees, regulations, rules, laws and so on with the little vans.
     
  5. Scalemaster

    Scalemaster Heavy Load Member

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    CDL is based on combined GVWR or actual weight only. Registered weight has no bearing on CDL requirements.
     
  6. Observer1

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    You could register a Toyota Prius for 80,000 lbs but it wouldnt make it require a CDL. The registered weight is a state tax issue. The more the weight the more you pay.

    DOT looks at the regulations with state GVW, GVWR, or GCWR whichever is higher. It does not look at how it is registered. Stay under 26,001 on those and no CDL required.
     
  7. Rideandrepair

    Rideandrepair Road Train Member

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    Try posting question on carhauling forum, for info on combination and weight limits like yours.
     
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