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You have to get a Class D commercial license for anything over a B-10. To get it you have to find a doctor that will give a CDL physical which costs me $40 at MEA medical clinic. Next, take your health card to the MHP driver's license office and take a test given out of the same book you studied for your regular license, commercial is towards the back. You do not need the book for class A,B, and C and there is no driving test. Study the whole book, many of the questions are just regular driver's license questions. You are supposed to get a Federal Inspection Sticker and stop at scales, but I've never bothered. You also need to make sure your insurance is up to snuff. By the way, the B-16 means your gross COMBINED weight cannot exceed 16,000 lbs. This is the truck and whatever trailer you hook to it. If the trailer is over 10,000 and is used commercially you will have to go whole hog and get a class A CDL.
btw i got a b10 tag and a new b16 tag will be 90 bucks.... btw i have alabama license so there cdl may be different. if i get a cdl in alabama im not able to run outside the state
A, B, & C are CDL's, federally regulated to minimum standards for 26,001+ or pulling a trailer commercially over 10,000. Class D commercial driver's license is not a CDL, which just sounds strange until you realize you are dealing with the government.
Alabama is probably different, but you can run outside the state with it if your not over 26,001+ OR pulling a trailer commercially over 10,000.
I tried with all my heart to get a B-10 tag on my bucket truck, but they look up the serial number and saw that the max GVW was 14,500 and told me I needed a B-16. My truck is 11,000, my travel trailer I pull to stay in out of town is 7,000, so I had to bump up to a B-20.
I really took some bad advice and went to the MDOT HQ and was eventually referred to the head enforcement officer for the state! Eeeek! All I asked for was a book or manual and he said it was all in the CFR, the federal congressional record! Then I told him I just want to drive the truck, not be a lawyer to which he referred me to the Miss Trucking Assn. MS Trucking Association I went over there but whoever I was to see was gone so I said to heck all this and went back to work.
update on this... found a loop hole when i tagged a retired fire truck i bought for a toy i got it tagged under our farm. and its a f10 tag so now i can a f16 tag for my daily f250 cheap cheap cause everything i pull can be considered for "farm use" dont figure i'd have to get commercial ins. or any of that bull
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