Towing 48 feet trailer in California

Old 04-24-2014, 09:14 AM
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Default Towing 48 feet trailer in California

HI i got pulled over a week ago with my 48 foot enclosed trailer here in CA.

I wasn't aware of the regulations and I'm OK with getting a Class A license.
But they also tell me i have to get
Dot number
CA number
Motor carrier permit

I also have to have a logg book and so on..

Im towing with a Dodge ram 2014 3500 pick up truck.

Isn't there any differences in not for hire or something else? I only tow my own cars.
I have a car related biz but i own the truck and trailer in my namne.

Im not a big rig driver that hauls commercial everyday i only use my trailer for car shows or if i go out of state to buy more then one car at the time.

Is there any loop holes out there?

Really need help on this one

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Old 04-24-2014, 09:34 PM
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Seems we've had discussions about this in the past, just can't remember details as I don't haul large like that.
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Old 04-27-2014, 04:25 PM
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Depends on your state. They are all different. If it an RV is where the loop holes are.
Just remember if you are required to have a CDL to drive that combo you can get your CDL in it.
Make sure you are not over your GVWR with the trailer.
Most big trailers have three 6,000lb axles and a dually is not rated for that much weight. Yes, people do it al the time, but that doesn't mean its legal.
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