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Old 04-15-2013, 10:07 AM
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Ok, I was under the impression that if your truck and trailer were under 26000 lbs GCVWR that you no longer had to have DOT numbers on your truck. Somebody told me yesterday that you still had to have them if you are pulling a trailer with any type of commercial equipment onboard. Or even if you have say a dump insert, or even a plow or salt spreader on your truck.
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Old 04-15-2013, 10:23 AM
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Old 04-15-2013, 10:43 AM
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Ok, I was under the impression that if your truck and trailer were under 26000 lbs GCVWR that you no longer had to have DOT numbers on your truck. Somebody told me yesterday that you still had to have them if you are pulling a trailer with any type of commercial equipment onboard. Or even if you have say a dump insert, or even a plow or salt spreader on your truck.
Somebody is an idiot.
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Old 04-15-2013, 10:54 AM
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Ok, I was under the impression that if your truck and trailer were under 26000 lbs GCVWR that you no longer had to have DOT numbers on your truck. Somebody told me yesterday that you still had to have them if you are pulling a trailer with any type of commercial equipment onboard. Or even if you have say a dump insert, or even a plow or salt spreader on your truck.
Like Mark said, whoever told you that was so clueless, that you would be better served never to listen to them again.
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Old 04-15-2013, 11:03 AM
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So I have commercial plates on my truck, its an old GMC 2500, I'm only pulling a small rig 6.5 X 12. So I no longer need DOT#, how about the medical card? I do have a chauffeurs license.
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Old 04-15-2013, 11:19 AM
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You need a chauffeurs and, if applicable, a med card. The new law applies to the truck/trailer itself, not the operator, although I believe there is an exemption made on how long a driver can work in a single day - I'll have to double check that item, though.
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Old 04-15-2013, 11:51 AM
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So I have commercial plates on my truck, its an old GMC 2500, I'm only pulling a small rig 6.5 X 12. So I no longer need DOT#, how about the medical card? I do have a chauffeurs license.
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You need a chauffeurs and, if applicable, a med card. The new law applies to the truck/trailer itself, not the operator, although I believe there is an exemption made on how long a driver can work in a single day - I'll have to double check that item, though.
What ^^^ he said. Although I am confused on the med card yet.
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Old 04-15-2013, 05:46 PM
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What ^^^ he said. Although I am confused on the med card yet.
Roseville Motor Carrier told me any single vehicle or combination that has a GVWR of 10,001 pounds or more used for commercial purposes require a med card.
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Old 04-15-2013, 07:59 PM
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Roseville Motor Carrier told me any single vehicle or combination that has a GVWR of 10,001 pounds or more used for commercial purposes require a med card.
That's my understanding as well. But others have said different, so I'm not sure. I will be playing it safe and sticking with the med cards.
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Old 04-15-2013, 08:35 PM
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That's my understanding as well. But others have said different, so I'm not sure. I will be playing it safe and sticking with the med cards.
I remember when I trying to find out what the requirement for the DOT number last spring I had different answers from the state troops, the DOT cops, and the DMV for the same questions. I don't think anyone is on the same page.
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