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Old 03-28-2013, 03:57 PM
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Dot numbers?

I was thinking about dot numbers my trucks gvw is 9900 and my trailers right at about 3200 loaded I know I problay won't get stopped but should I be safe and just go ahead and get dot numbers cuz I plan on getting an enclosed soon also
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Old 03-28-2013, 05:03 PM
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When you hook onto the trailer your are over 10k so you need them when towing.
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Old 03-28-2013, 08:26 PM
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So Over 10K lbs and you need the DOT stickers? How about the annual certification? I was told by a DOT agent that if you're over 10K lbs you need the stickers but not an annual certification. He also stated that an annual certification is required for trucks/trailers combo over 26K lbs.

I'm sure all states are a little different, but staying in one state can anyone verify thins info.?
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Old 03-28-2013, 11:12 PM
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When you hook onto the trailer your are over 10k so you need them when towing.
Its 10k GCVW if you go out of state and are doing commerce, making money. In PA its 17,001 GCVW if you are doing commerce for DOT.....not sure about other states. If your trailer, any trailer including recreational, is over 10,001lbs GVW....then dot and I believe that is all states.
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Old 03-29-2013, 08:11 PM
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Different states different regs.
I have a DOT # here but do not need to display, under 17K lbs and not interstate.
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Old 03-30-2013, 06:14 PM
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If your trailer, any trailer including recreational, is over 10,001lbs GVW....then dot and I believe that is all states.
No. North Carolina does not require DOT numbers on anything except for hazmat. If you cross the state line (any state line) then the Feds require DOT numbers for any commercial vehicle with a GCVWR of 10,001 pounds or more.

My Chevy has a GCVWR of 12,000 pounds so if I cross into Virginia to do work then I'm required to have a USDOT number displayed on the truck.
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including recreational, is over 10,001lbs GVW....then dot and I believe that is all states.
RV don't need DOT.
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Old 04-07-2013, 12:41 AM
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Here in Texas it one of 33 states that use the USDOT numbers even for intrastate use. It's kind of a pain when you want to tow big loads. Here you have to get CDL, Medical Card, Cab Card, and sigh up for drug testing. My commercial insurance went up by a grand.

When you can tow six pallets of mulch or 14 yards of top dressing it makes having a CDL worth while.
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From what I've seen in my experience and read on here it would be cheaper to pay the ticket for not having #s.
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Old 04-11-2013, 09:03 AM
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When you hook onto the trailer your are over 10k so you need them when towing.
Not necessarily.

Please do not give out information that is based on ignorance.

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So Over 10K lbs and you need the DOT stickers?

Again, not necessarily, it depends on your state regulations.

A good rule of thumb is either look up the regs on your state's website or listen to duffster. There are a few others, but many keep giving out information that is flat out wrong. As TMI did.


He also stated that an annual certification is required for trucks/trailers combo over 26K lbs.
More than likely.

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Different states different regs.
This is good advice. lol

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If your trailer, any trailer including recreational, is over 10,001lbs GVW....then dot and I believe that is all states.
Horse hockey.

DOT numbers are for commercial vehicles. A recreational vehicle by definition is not commercial.

And the DOT number no longer applies in Michigan under 26,001. And a bunch of others.
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