What Is A "second Division" Vehicle?

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Mr. Groves's Comment
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This term keeps popping up in High Road Training.

Old School's Comment
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Todd, "Second Division" vehicles are those vehicles which are designed for carrying more than 10 persons, those designed or used for living quarters, and those vehicles which are designed for pulling or carrying property, freight or cargo. Generally it is a vehicle requiring some sort of commercial license, but not always. I believe a large motor coach (like a motorhome) is defined as a "Second Division" vehicle, but does not require a commercial license.

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Mr. Groves's Comment
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I did a Google search on "second division vehicle" and there are also "first division vehicles". This seems to be an Illinois state legal term.

https://codes.findlaw.com/il/chapter-625-vehicles/il-st-sect-625-5-1-146.html

§ 1-146.  Motor vehicle.  Every vehicle which is self-propelled and every vehicle which is propelled by electric power obtained from overhead trolley wires, but not operated upon rails, except for vehicles moved solely by human power, motorized wheelchairs, low-speed electric bicycles, and low-speed gas bicycles.  For this Act, motor vehicles are divided into two divisions:

First Division:  Those motor vehicles which are designed for the carrying of not more than 10 persons.

Second Division:  Those motor vehicles which are designed for carrying more than 10 persons, those motor vehicles designed or used for living quarters, those motor vehicles which are designed for pulling or carrying freight, cargo or implements of husbandry, and those motor vehicles of the First Division remodelled   1 for use and used as motor vehicles of the Second Division.

So, most personal self-powered people-movers are First Division: automobiles, shuttle vans, limousines, taxis, vans, SUVs, motor scooters and motorcycles.

The key to the definition of Second Division: house on wheels, farm tractors, very big and/or often for commercial or trade use. Could a van conversion be a former first-division vehicle modified to become a second-division vehicle since it now is accommodated for living on board?

Are light-duty pickup trucks second division? They are designed for "carrying cargo".

Yes, your 18-wheel semi truck is a second-division vehicle, Old School.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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I bet Old School is glad you agree. Aren’t you due for a nap? That was a lot of googling and typing. You must be fatigued by now.

G-Town's Comment
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Why ask The questiOn if you intenDeD to research the answer?

Turtle's Comment
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I bet Old School is glad you agree. Aren’t you due for a nap? That was a lot of googling and typing. You must be fatigued by now.

One would think so.

Toad has limitless energy for worthless purposes.

∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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How about just answering the actual question, like old school did, and not feeding the trolls? It reminds me of grade school.

Rob T.'s Comment
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How about just answering the actual question, like old school did, and not feeding the trolls? It reminds me of grade school.

Why didn't YOU answer the question then. The irony.....

∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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How about just answering the actual question, like old school did, and not feeding the trolls? It reminds me of grade school.

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Why didn't YOU answer the question then. The irony.....

Because old school already answered it, lol. My response was to the the troll feeders.

Mr. Groves's Comment
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Why ask The questiOn if you intenDeD to research the answer?

Well, Google on this topic had only occured to me as an afterthought. I wanted to double check on what Old School had said for clarification. What might be good is a comprehensive glossary of terms that drivers may need to know in their occupation sooner or later. This could also include all the CB lingo too, you copy that, good buddies, come back?

Again, who is this fellow, Todd, you have me confused with, people?

10-10 on the side.

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