Re: [MBZ] CDL - was:Corona Virus and the price of diesel

2020-01-29 Thread Curley McLain via Mercedes
I was told under 26,000 GVW, you didn't need CDL, but anything over 
26,000 lb you had to have one.  Exception for camper trailers and motor 
homes (and school buses).   But if it looked like a commercial truck 
you'd better have a CDL and follow the rules.   Has this changed or was 
I told wrong?


Regardless of the rules, 20 yrs ago, if it looked like a truck, the 
Bluejackets would give you a ticket (over 26,000 GVW)   It was up to you 
to spend the time and money to try to convince a judge the bluejacket 
was wrong.



fmiser via Mercedes 
January 29, 2020 at 12:48 PM

Rick wrote:

The real measure of "does it require a CDL" is the "C" -
commercial.  If you are not driving commercially as defined by the
FMCSR (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations) then a CDL is not
required.  Even for a truck and trailer like Craig's!




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Re: [MBZ] CDL - was:Corona Virus and the price of diesel

2020-01-29 Thread fmiser via Mercedes
> Rick wrote:


> I was surprised to get that truck as a non CDL renter. Due to
> the air brakes I think it is a CDL truck. I let my CDL lapse
> years ago when they started requiring medical etc ... I
> shouldn’t have. 

The real measure of "does it require a CDL" is the "C" -
commercial.  If you are not driving commercially as defined by the
FMCSR (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations) then a CDL is not
required.  Even for a truck and trailer like Craig's!

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