Good Lesson For All Of Us

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Todd W.'s Comment
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Just had a good lesson for all of us happen at the place I currently work at. The other night one of our non commercial drivers took out a class B truck to do his route with. Needless to say he happened to get pulled in for inspection at the weigh station and they busted him for driving out of class and he got a nice expensive ticket from what I heard. Remember to know what you can and cannot do with your license and endorsements. That ticket is going to follow this driver for years to say the least and keep him from a better job as well as other things.

>>--HuntinDoug-->'s Comment
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Interesting... I always though that as long as you have the endorsements, a class A covers everything. Good to know.

Dave D. (Armyman)'s Comment
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I thought that also, but he did say "non commercial" driver.

Basically, Class A covers almost everything, depending on endorsements and restrictions,

Class B is basically a big box truck, but still a CDL. Class B truck

Dave

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
G-Town's Comment
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Just had a good lesson for all of us happen at the place I currently work at. The other night one of our non commercial drivers took out a class B truck to do his route with. Needless to say he happened to get pulled in for inspection at the weigh station and they busted him for driving out of class and he got a nice expensive ticket from what I heard. Remember to know what you can and cannot do with your license and endorsements. That ticket is going to follow this driver for years to say the least and keep him from a better job as well as other things.

The point is a driver operated a CMV requiring a Class B CDL when his license only allowed him to drive a truck with a GVW under 26000 lbs. I cannot help but call out that your company dispatched this driver in a vehicle he was not qualified to drive and I would suggest it was likely not the first time it happened. What lesson did they learn in all of this? I'd be very leery of them.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

CMV:

Commercial Motor Vehicle

A CMV is a vehicle that is used as part of a business, is involved in interstate commerce, and may fit any of these descriptions:

  • Weighs 10,001 pounds or more
  • Has a gross vehicle weight rating or gross combination weight rating of 10,001 pounds or more
  • Is designed or used to transport 16 or more passengers (including the driver) not for compensation
  • Is designed or used to transport 9 or more passengers (including the driver) for compensation
  • Is transporting hazardous materials in a quantity requiring placards
Todd W.'s Comment
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Just had a good lesson for all of us happen at the place I currently work at. The other night one of our non commercial drivers took out a class B truck to do his route with. Needless to say he happened to get pulled in for inspection at the weigh station and they busted him for driving out of class and he got a nice expensive ticket from what I heard. Remember to know what you can and cannot do with your license and endorsements. That ticket is going to follow this driver for years to say the least and keep him from a better job as well as other things.

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The point is a driver operated a CMV requiring a Class B CDL when his license only allowed him to drive a truck with a GVW under 26000 lbs. I cannot help but call out that your company dispatched this driver in a vehicle he was not qualified to drive and I would suggest it was likely not the first time it happened. What lesson did they learn in all of this? I'd be very leery of them.

I should have been a little more clear in what I said. I think it is important to know what you can drive as well as what you cannot drive, especially if you don't have an endorsement say for doubles/triples. Being aware of these things can save you a lot of stress and keep your good name intact as a driver.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

CMV:

Commercial Motor Vehicle

A CMV is a vehicle that is used as part of a business, is involved in interstate commerce, and may fit any of these descriptions:

  • Weighs 10,001 pounds or more
  • Has a gross vehicle weight rating or gross combination weight rating of 10,001 pounds or more
  • Is designed or used to transport 16 or more passengers (including the driver) not for compensation
  • Is designed or used to transport 9 or more passengers (including the driver) for compensation
  • Is transporting hazardous materials in a quantity requiring placards

Doubles:

Refers to pulling two trailers at the same time, otherwise known as "pups" or "pup trailers" because they're only about 28 feet long. However there are some states that allow doubles that are each 48 feet in length.

Dennis R. (Greatest Drive's Comment
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You best remove my personal information,from your website. I know how to use the tax record database..so unless you want your home address plastered all over the internet.I suggest you remove mine.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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You best remove my personal information,from your website. I know how to use the tax record database..so unless you want your home address plastered all over the internet.I suggest you remove mine.

Interesting with all those racist comments, sexist comments, anti-gay comments, and comments bashing your company......attacks on the website.....it was different when you thought you were anonymous. Now everyone knows who you are and you don't like it. Well it's called being an adult and taking responsibility for your actions.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Brett Aquila's Comment
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You best remove my personal information,from your website. I know how to use the tax record database..so unless you want your home address plastered all over the internet.I suggest you remove mine.

You asked me to remove it and I did

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