I learned that when I started joining internet forums. :rofl:you must be very young if you haven't realized that people are f'n stupid
Nope. No air brake endorsement anymore. In the states.I remember taking an Air Brake Endorsement - does it even exist anymore? I see housewives driving 40ft Motor Homes with Air Brakes on their "C" license, I thought they did away with the whole "Air Brakes" issue...
Every state has some odd laws, some are inforced some are overlooked. We can tow doubles in Utah with a regular liscence. But I wouldn't cross state lines without checking the law for the state I am going into.That you need a CDL for towing trailers over 10k GVWR?
That you have to have air brakes on a class A CDL?
That any vehicle that requires a class A will have air brakes?
This isn't completely true! A class C will allow you to tow a 10000 gross weight tow behind or bump tow trailer. If it you are using a 5th wheel hitch, you are allowed 15000 gross weight. Everything changes when you go past the 26000 combined gross weight.It's because it's different everywhere and the information is confusing. For instance when I lived in CA, class C was limited to 10k but could go up to 15k with a restriction 41. Basically a class C with the addition of a class A written test and only valid on RV's. They also offer a non commercial class A for heavy trailers. Texas actually pissed me off enough to keep my trailer registered in CA but that's a different issue.
So what letter represents the air brake endorsement on your CDL?I had to take get an airbrakes endorsement in utah. Dont know about other states but here there is an airbrake test and endorsement if you want to drive anything with them. You have to get it on your regular license if you own a private coach (big *** diesel pusher motorhome)with airbrakes, and are actually gonna move it.
Sans CA there is no difference to speak of between states.The rules of the road are very state specific when it comes to driving and vehicles.
Have had my CA Class B CDL for about 15 years. The test vehicle you drive for the driving road test dictates what restrictions you end up with on your CDL. For example, I made sure to test with a manual transmission and air brakes, otherwise my license would be restricted to "AUTO Trans Only" and "No Air Brakes". I did not test with a tank vehicle with a capacity of over 500 gallons, so I don't have the 'Tank Vehicle" endorsement.
I believe in CA a trailer with a GVWR over 10K LBs requires either a CDL Class A, or a Non-Commercial Class A. Firefighters driving ladder trucks can get a special Firefighters Class A to allow them to drive those rigs while on duty.
So are you still hanging on to the notion that a class A can't be had without air brakes?Im waiting for my plastic license in the mail, in utah you get a paper temporary one at the dld and the regular follows about 6 weeks later, my paper one just says class a and dosent have any of my endorsements on it. I got hazmat, doubles, triples, tankers and all so i font know YET what the letter would be. Ill ask my father in law about what his says and post up my findings.
Also agree that there should be one federal book on this. because having just gone through cdl school im still learning a bunch that imo i should have been taught in class. everyone has a different answer about it and its all in legal hippy talk in the state books and it confuses alot of people.
What would I be doing right now if I didn't have an iPhone?
From the CA DMV website for class C license...This isn't completely true! A class C will allow you to tow a 10000 gross weight tow behind or bump tow trailer. If it you are using a 5th wheel hitch, you are allowed 15000 gross weight. Everything changes when you go past the 26000 combined gross weight.
Well Diarrheaer, A cdl without an air brake endorsement must be pretty dang useful seeing how you can't get an air brake endorsement.:doh:Potatoboy, honest question, what the hell good is a class a cdl with out airbrake endorsement?
Really because that sure seems like what you are trying to say here:Honestly? Im not trying to say its unobtainable without it.
A class a cdl can not be had with out air brakes.
So in other words you don't really know what can be had with or without anything else? You just do what you are told like a little minion? That you really don't know but will run (pun intended) your mouth about it anyway?I am saying that when i got mine one didnt go without the other, it was, go to x computer and take airbrakes, combos, and general knowlege, get a learners, go to school, drive, come back and take whatever endorsement tests your going to want/need and your hard copy license will be in the mail box in 3-6 weeks. I didnt say i asked if airbrakes was mandatory i just did what i was told i needed to do to get the hell out of dmv with a cdl. I posted up what my experience was in getting a cdl.