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Patryk M.'s Comment
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Hello. My friend member purchased a 2020 Sprinter 2500 and he asked me to help him with the dispatching. He provided the cargo space measurements as 100"x52"x71" and said that it is a two pallet cargo van. I am not finding these measurements on any website. I am trying to get him signed up for load board but I am not seeing these dimensions as standard to choose from. He is not sure what category he falls under - Hotshot, Dry Van 48" or 53" or other. Also, he states that his payload is 2500lbs, however upon googling it, looks like the vehicles base weight is 4806lbs so he still has 5193lbs to stay below 9999lbs.

Could you please help me determine what equipment type will this be?

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Hello. My friend member purchased a 2020 Sprinter 2500 and he asked me to help him with the dispatching. He provided the cargo space measurements as 100"x52"x71" and said that it is a two pallet cargo van. I am not finding these measurements on any website. I am trying to get him signed up for load board but I am not seeing these dimensions as standard to choose from. He is not sure what category he falls under - Hotshot, Dry Van 48" or 53" or other. Also, he states that his payload is 2500lbs, however upon googling it, looks like the vehicles base weight is 4806lbs so he still has 5193lbs to stay below 9999lbs.

Could you please help me determine what equipment type will this be?

Howdy, Patryk !!

A sprinter van is what Amazon (and other similar companies) use for home/business (door) deliveries. It requires no CDL. Anything under 26,001 lbs. is just a regular (Class C) licensed vehicle. They come in SO MANY dimensions nowadays. You can weigh up to 26,000 lbs without a CDL.

Where you are stating 48 and 53 'FOOT' trailers, this is the dry van/CDL type. You are using the " (inches) sign, confusing yourself. It would be Hotshot, for the load boards.

You can check OOIDA for more information, as well.

It appears, no CDL is needed.

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.

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.

OOIDA:

Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association

Who They Are

OOIDA is an international trade association representing the interests of independent owner-operators and professional drivers on all issues that affect truckers. The over 150,000 members of OOIDA are men and women in all 50 states and Canada who collectively own and/or operate more than 240,000 individual heavy-duty trucks and small truck fleets.

Their Mission

The mission of OOIDA is to serve owner-operators, small fleets and professional truckers; to work for a business climate where truckers are treated equally and fairly; to promote highway safety and responsibility among all highway users; and to promote a better business climate and efficiency for all truck operators.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

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