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Old 11-20-2007, 09:08 AM
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For the DOT #, it depends on the weight your towing. I have my new truck as both a work/semi-personal truck. I know of several townships with-in my work range that don't allow any type of commercial vehicle to be parked on your property unless it is there while labor is being performed. (With the exception of rental and moving trucks/equip.) Personally, I think a law like that is against the constitution as long as the onwer parks it in his/her own driveway.
Its my vehicle, on my land that I pay taxes on so why should I have to listen to you about not liking it. (As long as its not an eyesore and blah blah blah.) JMO
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Old 11-20-2007, 12:03 PM
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^ there argument would probably be that the truck is owned by the business and unless the business own your home, then you cant park it there..i dont see a problem with it either, but guess they are trying to keep large dump trucks and other construction type vehicles out of site
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Old 11-20-2007, 12:05 PM
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I decided not to do signs mainly because I am too busy. If I had good employees and was able to keep growing, I would letter my trucks. I would probably paint them the same color too. It would look professional. But it is crazy to go after new business and advertise when I have to turn most of them away. I have enough people stop me anyway. I don't see a lot of business coming from that. Just a professional appearance to the community.
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Old 11-20-2007, 12:14 PM
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I don't want "them" to find me..........if "they" see lettering on the truck "they" will follow
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Old 11-20-2007, 12:40 PM
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DOT # is required for commercial vehicles with a GVW greater than 10,001 lbs
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Old 11-20-2007, 04:53 PM
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Reason my truck is not lettered is I drive like a total idiot most of the time, and I don't want people knowing who I am. Don't want to be drivin and have my cell phone ring with someone saying "hey a$$clown, you just cut me off" or "hey idiot my son just watched you run over our cat".
LOL!!! I'm exactly the same!! I do stupid $hit all the time and I don't want people calling me or seeing the truck in my driveway and telling my parents I'm a dummy lol.
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Old 11-20-2007, 06:00 PM
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Company name & phone number are requirements in my state if one applies pesticides. There are some out there that are unmarked....but here, that's illegal. Mow & snow guys don't need any name on their trucks here, but it's nice to advertise one's business.

If homeowner associations don't allow commercial vehicles, how do their homes get built? What if they want Direct TV, new furniture, or if they move? Ordering pizza?

If I were a customer, I would expect a truck with company logos, cuz it lends credibility.

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I've seen a sizeable number of LCO in my area who do not have Company Sign or info of any kind on their truck or trailer. Even on commercial accounts. It's very obvious to me that they are doing this for a living. Is there any valid reason NOT to have your company sign on your truck or trailer?

All I can think of is the following:

They live in an area where the home owner association doesn't allow commercial vehicles parked on the street or driveway.

Company sign would require commercial vehicle & trailer licensing.

They are not remotely legitimate cash only un-licensed operator.

Personal privacy is of the utmost importance to the owner.

Any others?
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Old 11-20-2007, 06:16 PM
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I decided not to do signs mainly because I am too busy. But it is crazy to go after new business and advertise when I have to turn most of them away. I have enough people stop me anyway.
This is my reason.

I used to have signs, and I used to advertise in a local paper back in the '80s. Sure they got me going, but once your name is out there and the quality of your work shows, advertising is merely a write-off.
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Old 11-20-2007, 06:39 PM
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Company name & phone number are requirements in my state if one applies pesticides. There are some out there that are unmarked....but here, that's illegal. Mow & snow guys don't need any name on their trucks here, but it's nice to advertise one's business.

If homeowner associations don't allow commercial vehicles, how do their homes get built? What if they want Direct TV, new furniture, or if they move? Ordering pizza?

If I were a customer, I would expect a truck with company logos, cuz it lends credibility.
Obviously they allow vehicles that are there to work. What they dont want is a homeowner to keep a commercial lettered vehicle at their house.
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Old 11-20-2007, 08:53 PM
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Well, much like a couple earlier posts, what about if a friend of yours asks to borrow your truck or trailer for other reasons? Then he drives like an idiot, or even gets pulled over and people drive by and sees your vehicle pulled over by the cops, how good does that look?
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