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Tagoxiw120 6.'s Comment
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Hello, I have a 1 ton pickup truck and am thinking of upgrading my trailer. It would put me over the 26,000 lbs GVWR. I have my class A CDL so I am able to legally operate it. My question is about keeping track of logging. I won't be driving the truck 100% in combination with a trailer. Just driving the pickup truck alone doesn't meet the requirement to even need a CDL. How do I log my trips? If I only log my trips when I'm towing and I don't log when I'm not towing, my log book will show big gaps in millage and time and I bet the weigh station wouldn't like that when inspected. The truck is newer than 2000 so would it require an ELD? Thanks for the help.

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.

GVWR:

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating

GVWR is the maximum operating weight of a vehicle as specified by the manufacturer, minus any trailers.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Hello, I have a 1 ton pickup truck and am thinking of upgrading my trailer. It would put me over the 26,000 lbs GVWR. I have my class A CDL so I am able to legally operate it. My question is about keeping track of logging. I won't be driving the truck 100% in combination with a trailer. Just driving the pickup truck alone doesn't meet the requirement to even need a CDL. How do I log my trips? If I only log my trips when I'm towing and I don't log when I'm not towing, my log book will show big gaps in millage and time and I bet the weigh station wouldn't like that when inspected. The truck is newer than 2000 so would it require an ELD? Thanks for the help.

This may solve your problem:

"The 100 air-mile exemption, which is in the regulations at ยง395.1(e)(1), allows a driver to use a time record in place of a log, provided that certain conditions are met. While this is possibly the most widely used hours-of-service exemption, it may be the most commonly misused exemption, as well."

Hope this helps!

~ Anne ~

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.

GVWR:

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating

GVWR is the maximum operating weight of a vehicle as specified by the manufacturer, minus any trailers.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Errol V.'s Comment
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If you are paid for hauling cargo but less than the 26,000 lb. limit, you should still log the driving time anyway, since that's your main job.

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