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Old 11-23-2018, 03:45 PM   #1
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I am in the process of purchasing a 98 Thomas (40') in CA but not having much luck getting a driver with a CDL to deliver to KC area . Actually, I did have one lined up but the seller was delayed in getting back to me so the driver took another job. If there is anyone in the San Diego CA area that can do a drive-away to deliver this to the KC Area, please PM me.

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Old 11-23-2018, 06:46 PM   #2
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Why would you need a driver with a CDL? Are you transporting kids or more than 16? If not, drive it yourself.
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Old 11-23-2018, 08:33 PM   #3
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Why would you need a driver with a CDL? Are you transporting kids or more than 16? If not, drive it yourself.
No, I am transporting anyone. It will eventually be converted.
It is my understanding that vehicles with a GVWR over 26001 require a CDL unless it is titled as an RV. In addition, some states like KS even require a Class B or A non-commercial license for vehicles titled as an RV and have a GVWR over 26001.
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Don't over think this.
Go to California and drive your bus home!
Drive carefully.
Don't drive into a weigh station no matter what the sign says.
You can do this!
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Old 11-24-2018, 12:04 AM   #5
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Don't over think this.
Go to California and drive your bus home!
Drive carefully.
Don't drive into a weigh station no matter what the sign says.
You can do this!
I would say it is being prudent rather than overthinking. I have been fortunate to not have any accidents or citations for decades. All it would take to be in some big legal trouble is a road checkpoint, curious LEO or somebody running into the Bus etc.

As for driving into a weigh station, they are usually not interested in how much the buses weighed but more concerned with Commercial DOT inspections. Since school buses owned by school districts are exempt from most DOT rules and regulations, it would be a waste of time for them to enter anyway.

Based on what I have read and phone calls to KS DMV, a Bus titled as an RV with a GVWR of 26000+ requires a non-commercial class B. The Bus I am looking to purchase has a GVWR of 36200 making it illegal for me to drive in my state and many others and it is not even titled yet as an RV. Usually, states look at what the driver is entitled to drive in their home state and therein lies the problem.
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If you are interested in hiring a CDL driver to do this for you, PM me. I'm on the east coast, though and would need travel.
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Old 11-24-2018, 07:26 AM   #7
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No, I am transporting anyone. It will eventually be converted.
It is my understanding that vehicles with a GVWR over 26001 require a CDL unless it is titled as an RV. In addition, some states like KS even require a Class B or A non-commercial license for vehicles titled as an RV and have a GVWR over 26001.
Just drive it you'll be fine.
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I saw that before but believe that refers to requiring a CDL which is not an issue. KS still requires a non-commercial Class B for any vehicle with a GVWR over 26001. They are one of about 8 states that do this.
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