The truck is a Ram 2500 Diesel which can tow up to 17,500 lbs and it appears the trailer was empty. Either way it would appear that this was a tragic accident that was likely caused by a drowsy/drugged or distracted driver. Based on this guys history of drunk driving there is no way he should have had a commercial DL.
Yeah, I didn't see it was a Dodge 2500. So you are right that they are generally rated for that kind of towing and it was a 5th wheel type rig which normally would not fishtail.
As to the CDL, usually it's not required for this type of vehicle but the fact the driver worked for a commercial trucking company you would think they would have known his driving record in order to employ him in a driving type job. My company has let go of people who drive our vehicles for DWI's that happened on their own time.
My wife drives a School Bus and has her CDL along with passenger endorsement. They have a very low tolerance for driving infractions and a close to zero tolerance for Alcohol. If she were to blow more than a .04 driving in her own car she can lose her license.
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