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Old 01-09-2014, 10:33 PM
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Dot #?

I mow part time in central Nebraska with a 12 Chevy Silverado ext cab 4x4 and a PJ 16ft tandem axle 7000lb trailer. Do I need a DOT #??? I don't mow out of my county.
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Old 01-10-2014, 09:06 AM
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I'm sure you are going to get a dozen different replies, and, honestly, I don't know the specific laws, but from what I've observed on this site, it depends mostly on where you live whether or not those laws are enforced.

Around here, I've never seen anyone with a utility type trailer with a DOT number on their truck, but from what I read here, if you live in the Northeast, you'd better have one.
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Old 01-10-2014, 11:31 AM
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ANY vehicle doing commercial work with a factory GVW over 10,000 lbs ( truck 9,000 plus a 7,000 lb trailer = 16,000GVW) needs a DOT number. If you don't go out of state you may get a state # and not a federal#. We run DOT #s on all trucks. If you don't want the paperwork and inspections that go along with "being legal" then just wait till you are stopped and say "I didn't know". Neblawncare is right--In the north east you won't last long without a fine. We even have to go through scales !!!! Good luck
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Old 01-10-2014, 11:36 AM
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Contact your local dmv and ask them. You'll get a bunch of different answers from people in different states. Every state has different laws.
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Old 01-10-2014, 01:41 PM
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Yea that's not written in stone it's 18000 pounds here and some states near by its as low as 10000 pounds combined. So go on your states dmv web site and look it up.
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Old 01-10-2014, 02:58 PM
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Do I need a DOT #???
United States Department of Transportation,
Federal Motor Carrier Regulations

Check out this site:

http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/registratio...tion-USDOT.htm
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Old 01-10-2014, 05:04 PM
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If you have a half ton pickup? Do yourself a favor and get a single axle 6x12 trailer and operate under the 10,001 lbs....if you can get by with a smaller trailer that is...
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Old 01-10-2014, 06:02 PM
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If you have a half ton pickup? Do yourself a favor and get a single axle 6x12 trailer and operate under the 10,001 lbs....if you can get by with a smaller trailer that is...
Good point. It all comes down to truck weight. If you're in a 1/2-ton pickup, you're exempt from D.O.T. 3/4-ton or larger, your truck HAS to be DOT'd. Which means your drivers will need to take a DOT physical once every 2 years, and carry a "Medical Examiner's Certificate" on their person.
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