Kansas law and maybe everywhere 26,000 lbs GVW and less, no cdl. Thats truck, trailer, payload, fuel, bag of chips whatever. If your 26,001lbs you need a cdl to operate. Then you need to axle out your load so your not overweight on the truck or trailer.
Honestly if you contact your MDOT and ask 5 different people you will get 5 different answers. Things like DL class, logbook, tags, insurance carriers, radius you can travel with certain tags. So, it kinda depends on how lucky you are if you get pulled over and what kind of mood the officer is in. If you have a nice looking rig, lights working, and secured loads you have a lot less trouble.
2005 LLY CC/SB 4x4/Allison. Air Dog II, EFI live, Built trans, EGR delete.
1994 dodge ram 2500 CTD 100 fuel plate and 3K GSK 4x4 SC flatbed.