Let me preface this question by stating I never intend to drive tractor trailers. I want to occasionally help a family member with his business by transporting a mini excavator or skid steer within the county from one job site to another. This would be an infrequent side job. The transport vehicle would be a pickup (half-ton or 3/4 ton) and the trailer would be a 16 ft utility travel rated for 14K pounds. This is a fairly specific application.
I don’t mind having a no-semi, no air brake, and an automatic transmission restriction on a CDL. I live in Arkansas. The Arkansas CDL page is here: Commercial Driver License (CDL) | Department of Finance and Administration
My question is what would be an acceptable vehicle/combination for CDL A testing? Suppose I use a Ram 2500 (automatic) with a 14K GVWR dump trailer. The pickup might have a GVWR of only 10K, but since the trailer is over 10K, would that qualify as an acceptable vehicle test combination?
Thanks in advance…