The “gross combination weight rating” definition is being redefined by the FMCSA to help clarify when CDL and other safety regulations will apply to single-unit trucks that are towing trailers. The definition of GCWR needed to be updated to streamline the determination of whether or not a "combination driver" is prone to federal safety requirements. The GCWR definition is being revised because it has been too difficult for authorites to determine what is a commercial vehicle and when a CDL is required because the GCWR is not clearly labeled and/or easily found on the majority of trucks and trailers. "The new definition will classify GCWR as whichever of the following is greater:
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