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Old 07-26-2011, 03:27 PM   #1
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Maryland Class B Driving Lic.

I just took my class b (over 26,000lbs) driving test last week. I had taken the written test a few weeks ago. The test is really not that bad. You must pass the air brake section , but overall it was not that bad. I believe that most police do not know about this class lic. but as time goes by they will.
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Old 07-26-2011, 06:35 PM   #2
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Red face Class B

Two years ago, I relinquished my Class "A" CDL in Ct. I was retired, and didn't want to make up any excuses for going to work. I don't think I will have any problems in this state w/o a CDL, unless of course they want a new stream of revenue.
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Joe,
You right about not needing a CDL in Connecticut, but you may need a Class B:

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"Class B - Single vehicle over 26,000 lbs GVWR with vehicle in tow 10,000 lbs GVWR or less."

I was the same way with Texas, so I just converted my Class A CDL to a plain old Class A.
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Hi Wayne, My 03 HR 33' Vacationer has a gvcwr of 26k and I don't plan on going over it. So, I am good with my standard license. No commercial work involved either.

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Joe,
I was just trying to point out that it is advisable to read the regulations and then decide on what is needed. If you are not over 26k then all you need, as far as I know is a regular license in Ct. Each state is different and this license issue has been debated over, and over and over, with different results.

People from Texas, for example have exclaimed they do not need a CDL, and they are correct, but in Texas there are Class A, B, C, CDL licenses and then there are Class A, B, C, regular licenses. Many mistake reading the entire regulation set and just read the part where a CDL is not required for an RV. That is correct, but one may still need a Class A or Class B license depending on weight.

Don't want to start an issue on licenses again, and most likely the only time you would ever have to prove you were licensed to drive what you drive would be after an unfortunate accident, or being stopped by some officer who just "wants" to do his job. It's the insurance companies we will really have to satisfy.

MDShedman, the OP, did the right thing for his state and now has peace of mind.

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MDshedman, welcome to the MD Class B club! Unfortunately, neither most MD RV drivers, nor half the MVA staff seem to understand what this is. But you're right, it's not that hard, and definitely the right way to go (not to mention the only way to stay legal in MD if you're over 26k lbs.).
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