You ever had one of those questions that no one can answer?
We recently acquired a 2016 Dodge Ram 5500 dually with a mechanics bed. Great truck. Well, we were out in it going to a job site, and I got pulled over for doing 70 in a 65. Didn't receive a ticket, but was however hassled beyond all belief that I didn't have a CDL and this truck requires a CDL. Not because the truck weighs over 26,001 pounds, but because it had the capability with a trailer to exceed 26,000lbs. No ticket was issued, but I was issued a warning citation. Seems as if this officer was misinformed.
So I started making calls. Called the DMV, the CDL office, ect ect. They were all in agreement that no we did not need a CDL unless we were going to be trailering over 26,001 total weight truck and trailer, however they all agreed that we needed something. What this something was, well no one could be sure. Some said medical card, some said we needed a different license endorsement, ect ect.
So after many calls, and call backs, it was determined that since the truck was over 10,001lbs we needed a DOT medical card. One would think that this would be a standard question.
Today I took all 10 of my people to the doctor, and we all received shiny medical certificates that we were indeed healthy and able to drive this truck.
What amazes me the most that if I owned this truck on my own, I could buy it, load a 40ft flat bed with as much weight as the truck can handle, and I don't need anything.