View Full Version : Good News for NC hoss trailer pullers

Oct. 31, 2009, 12:09 PM
The state changed the rules last year. Effective September 1, 2008 :)

SECTION 1. G.S. 20-7(a)(3) reads as rewritten:
"(3) Class C. – A Class C license authorizes the holder to drive any of the
a. A Class C motor vehicle that is not a commercial motor vehicle.
b. When operated by a volunteer member of a fire department, a
rescue squad, or an emergency medical service (EMS) in the
performance of duty, a Class A or Class B fire-fighting, rescue,
or EMS motor vehicle or a combination of these vehicles.
c. A combination of noncommercial motor vehicles that have a
GVWR of more than 10,000 pounds but less than 26,001
pounds. This sub-subdivision does not apply to a Class C
license holder less than 18 years of age."

Paragraph c. allows a regular license to tow a horse trailer more than 10,000 pounds. A class "A" license is no longer required. :D

It has been confirmed to me that the new "C" driver's license being issued has wording that allows combined GVWR to 26,000 pounds. The NC DMV has not updated their web site as of today.

WOO Hoo ! :cool:

Lord Helpus
Oct. 31, 2009, 01:49 PM
Wow. I did notknow that there had been such a rule. Good to know it is not a problem any longer.

My current rig is a 10,000 pound GVW, so I was just at the limite without even knowing it -- but I will be looking for something bigger soon.

But the farm rig is far bigger and heavier and has never been driven by anyone with a class C license!! And it has check in at weigh stations and everything.

So, I guess even the NC highway patrol has not been concerned about the law, eh?

Oct. 31, 2009, 03:57 PM
Different states have different laws. Some of the midwest states were giving horse trailer drivers trouble a while back with huge fines. Also in CA, when I bought my trailer, I had to sign a form acknowledging that they advised me I would need a commercial license to haul it. Up here, we fall under the 26,000 GCVWR rule....