Truck over 26,000 Gvwr

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  1. Lbenzie10

    Lbenzie10 Bobtail Member

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    My truck gvwr is 26,000. I weighed it today fully loaded it’s at 28,000. I do have my cdl B.
    Would I be ok going thru weight station?

    please help! thanks
     
  2. chriskc

    chriskc Light Load Member

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    No you are over weight.
     
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  4. ZVar

    ZVar Road Train Member

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    You would be ok in regards to your license.
    You would be overweight in regards to weight law. If you pull that load regularly, you'll likely need to get a heaver duty truck. I mean if the rating is just because that's what it's registered at, simply go to DMV and get new tags. If it's what the rating for the factory is you'll need a different truck.
     
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    It’s very rare. But I’m this case. It’s better not to go thru weighstation?
     
  6. ZVar

    ZVar Road Train Member

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    It's better to be legal.....
     
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    x1Heavy Road Train Member

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    You are 2000 over at least. GVWR is the ruling limit for what you can put on the truck.
     
  8. Colt6920

    Colt6920 Light Load Member

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    Throw a hitch on it and get a utility trailer with under 10,000 GVWR.
    26k on the truck and 2 k on the trailer is ok as long as the trailer is under 10k.
    Bonus, it is still not a CDL combo. Penske rents this combo to regular Joe Schmoes all the time, car carrier trailer behind a 26k GVWR box truck.
    https://www.azlca.com/uploads/documents/04-cdl-flowchart.pdf
     
  9. 12 ga

    12 ga Road Train Member

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    If the manufactures sticker on the drivers door says 26 K you need a CDL B even if you are empty. If the truck has air brakes which I bet it does you need an AIR BRAKE endorsement.
     
  10. Colt6920

    Colt6920 Light Load Member

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    For a truck with GVWR under 26k, an air brake endorsement is not needed. Want proof? Penske, Budget, and Ryder will all rent you a box truck with air brakes without a CDL or air brake endorsements.

    Also, the cutoff is 26,001 lbs or more, so a truck that says 26,000 GVWR is technically not CDL. Despite that, most mfg's will rate at 25,500, 25,950, or 25,999 to avoid any confusion.
     
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