What is CDL? 

A Commercial driver’s license, or CDL, is required to drive and operate specific types of commercial vehicles. There are different categories to determine if a vehicle will require a CDL. Please note that each state may have different regulations. 

A CDL allows the driver to operate vehicles with a gross weight of more than 26,001 pounds. The license can only be held in one state and the driver must be 21 years of age in order to obtain the license. Additional guidelines and laws are in effect to protect the commercial driver as well as other drivers on the road.  

Please read our blog entitled Truck Chassis Classifications for a full breakdown of classification categories.  


How Does “Under CDL” Differ? 

Under CDL allows the driver to drive a commercial vehicle with a gross weight of less than 26,000 pounds. The most common vehicles that are under CDL are as follows: SUVs, cars, vans. Dodge Ram and Ford F550 are recognized as under CDL.  

Here at Custom Truck One Source, we have a group of trucks that are under CDL.  

Keep reading to learn about the options that we can provide for you! 


Load King Voyager® I 

Our Load King Voyager® I is built on a Ford F550 4×4. This specific Ford is under CDL. The Voyager® I on Ram 5500 is, also, under CLD. Ford, Chevy and Ram are all under CDL. The Voyager® I features 3 points of contact rear bed access, LED compartment lights, a 7,500-pound rating crane that has 370 degrees of rotation. The service crane also features a radio remote control and planetary winch.  You can view more about the Voyager® I here. 


Load King Chip Truck 

Both of our Load King Chip trucks, 11×66 and 14×72, come standard under CLD. The 11×66 features a 15 cubic yard box with a 12 Guage galvanneal floor. The interior of the box is equipped with PPG CRE sides, roof and front. The 14×72 features a 20 cubic yard box with a 12 Guage galvanneal floor. The truck is equipped with a 5-gallon hydraulic reservoir and 2-wheel chocks with under body storage trailer brake controller. Both trucks include a curb-side ladder. You can read more about the Load King Chip Trucks here. 


Load King 2000 Gallon Water Truck  

Load King 2000 Gallon Water trucks are under CDL if the chassis is Peterbuilt, Ford, and a Freightliner. These trucks may be operated by any individual with a valid drivers license. The truck is built with a modified eclipse shape and a tank that measures 98” long and 98”wide. Please click here for more on Load King 2000 Gallon Water Truck. 


Fassi F115 Grapple 

The Fassis F115 Grapple truck is a good option if you are looking for a lightweight crane. It boasts 11,905 pounds of lifting capacity with 390 degrees of rotation. It also features a 48” open and 4” close for the grapple. The truck features steel construction. You can read more about the Fassis F115 Grapple Truck here. 


Terex XT Pro 60/70 Bucket 

Our Terex XT Pro bucket truck can be mounted on a Freightliner or any other class 6 chassis. The under CLD with 2-wheel drive features 75’ working height, optional 20,000-pound front winch, dual hydraulic tool connections at the platform, a custom 3-door toolbox, and the shortest wheelbase currently on the market. Because of the shortest wheelbase, this allows the truck to be maneuvered very easily. For more information on this truck, please read here.  


Whether you are looking for a CDL truck or a truck under CDL, we have options for you. Looking to start your next job site? Contact us today to reserve your equipment!