well I will say that all the numbers don't lie. through some research you are correct Duffster
so I will say that in your examples your right
now with that being said,,,,you never stated what the vin/door plates read.
I'm curios how many guys responding have ever had a dot audit, CSA check or been inspected at a weigh station? Fmcsa says duffster and others who agree are correct, for the guys disagreeing how many of you hold CDL's?
my company went through a paper dot audit 2 years ago....they never even looked at one truck. all they were concerned with was paperwork. so to answer that,,,,i have been through a dot audit