Commercial Driver's License
You must obtain a commercial driver's license if the wrecker weighs more than 26,000 pounds. To do this, apply for and undergo a analysis of your driving history. Based on the size of the wrecker, some people may be required to take an exam or a driver's skills test. If you are driving a commercial motor vehicle that weighs less than 26,000 lbs., you are required to carry a medical examination certificate but not a commercial driver's license.
If you are operating a wrecker that weighs less than 26,000 lbs, you are not required to display tax licenses. For wreckers weighing more than 26,000 lbs., you are required to obtain a Kentucky Intrastate Fuel Tax License. For wreckers weighing more than 60,000 lbs., you also will be required to obtain a Kentucky Highway Use Mileage Tax.
If your vehicle weighs more than 80,000 lbs., or is at least 8 feet, 6 inches wide, you will need to purchase an overweight/overdimensional permit. Also, vehicles weighing more than 10,000 lbs. must display a U.S. Department of Transportation number.
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