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Old 08-04-2012, 08:24 PM
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When I talked to the Texas DOT and DPS, they told me that my combo was fine as under CDL (I'm at 26k GCWR exactly with one setup). I asked if there was anything else and they said no. I guess I will have to get a med card and DOT numbers here too since that's a fed regulation?
And yearly inspection. Make sure you have current registration and insurance card as well. Yes they can look it up on the computer, but the law requires it to be in vehicle.
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Old 08-04-2012, 08:36 PM
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Federal covers interstate, if you are intrastate only then follow the rules of the state you are in.
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Old 08-04-2012, 08:38 PM
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I get my trailers inspected every year but I don't get a dot inspection like the big trucks.

Luckily, I carry really high insurance and keep everything tight and up to date. Though they could pick on me, sure, but there are a lot of trucks on the roads in Texas and a lot unsafe things I see every day.
With the oil boom, there are a lot of other fish to catch and overweight, unsafe vehicles that are probably higher on the radar than some guy like me hauling a clean bobcat with a clean truck, clean trailer, and sufficient tie-downs and good tires.

The last time I did get pulled over it was the local sheriff's dept. they were giving me a courtesy warning about not being able to see my license plate. The trailer was a DOT certified trailer, inspected, etc., The deputy called DPS on the spot and he was told that I was legal though not seeing the license plate could be probable cause to pull over and look for other violations.
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Old 08-04-2012, 09:17 PM
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Our truck looks very professional and clean...still pulled me over. It coul have been a really bad day.
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Old 08-04-2012, 10:59 PM
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No it doesn't. Don't be dumb.



That's about equally as dumb. You can't leagally haul a 10 machine on a 9990 rated trailer. You are 10 overweight without even taking the tare into account.



Your allowed whatever you want to put on without going over the tow vehicle rear axle rating.



That interpretation is incorrect. It's confusing.

Remember that reading is fundamental everyone.
wanna copy of the paperwork that says so?

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In SC, any combination (truck and trailer) over 10k requires a cdl... So just by pulling my trailer which is rated at 14k, I am required to have a CDL..

Think your talking about a dot # there guy.

http://www.dmv.ny.gov/broch/cdl/cdl10sec01.pdf

Read the 2nd point real real close in 1.1
different state...you're reading ny law..I am in south Carolina..
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Just run the god damn sh*t out of the machine and the hell with all the other crap, make money instead of worrying about crap that only accountants think about!
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Old 08-04-2012, 11:11 PM
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wanna copy of the paperwork that says so?



different state...you're reading ny law..I am in south Carolina..
It's a Federal Law, doesn't matter what state you're in
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Old 08-05-2012, 09:33 AM
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There are so many ways they can get you. For instance if you have older chains and they are not marked what Grade they are they defer back to the lowest strength grade? Same with your binders.

They will fine you for chaining your skid steer down by the bucket since it is removable yet you can chain down your excavator to the track shoes?

How many of you have actually loaded your trucks and scaled the axles?

Are all loads secured with the same standards?

Me I just stay as far away from the DOT officers as possible.LOL
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Old 08-05-2012, 10:18 AM
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There are so many ways they can get you. For instance if you have older chains and they are not marked what Grade they are they defer back to the lowest strength grade? Same with your binders.

They will fine you for chaining your skid steer down by the bucket since it is removable yet you can chain down your excavator to the track shoes?

How many of you have actually loaded your trucks and scaled the axles?

Are all loads secured with the same standards?

Me I just stay as far away from the DOT officers as possible.LOL
It just infuriates me. Some companies around here switched from isuzu nprs to half ton trucks pulling single axle trailers JUST to avoid dot inspections.

My sub for hauling dirt, NEVER goes on the highway loaded.

Another landscaping company's will not drive their isuzu's on the highway because of dot.

And then some guy in a 1/2 ton pickup will haul scaffolding 8' above the cab without any straps and dot can't touch him.
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Old 08-05-2012, 10:22 AM
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AND I will see government dot construction crews hauling a back hoe without a 4 point chain tie down.

And I will see the local government water authority haul their kubota mini-x with one chain.

It is not about safety, it is about robbing small business of their money.
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Old 08-05-2012, 10:25 AM
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AND I will see government dot construction crews hauling a back hoe without a 4 point chain tie down.

And I will see the local government water authority haul their kubota mini-x with one chain.

It is not about safety, it is about robbing small business of their money.
This is correct.
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