DOT Numbers on trucks and trailers ???

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by uniquechev, Feb 16, 2009.

  1. uniquechev

    uniquechev LawnSite Member
    Posts: 119

    I'm new to the full out business aspect of the game and i got my dump truck on the road last yr and i'm going to be doing some travailing out side of my town and i'm not sure how to get the DOT #'s for the trucks and trailers... does anyone know how i go about doing that and how much it costs ???
  2. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 25,390

    They used to be free. Google USDOT and there should be a link.
    If you cant find anything I can make a phone call and ask a bud.
    BTW , I work out of Westford, grew up in Chelmsford.
  3. allinearth

    allinearth LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 609

    The number is free......BUT.....inspections and some other fees they stick on you later aren't. I tried to go that route and all I saw was government red tape and bearucracy. Dot # is another way to get money period. Not saying you shouldn't get them but just know they aren't really "free" in the end.:cry:
  4. newtostone

    newtostone LawnSite Senior Member
    from NY
    Posts: 681

    This should give you a hand, Registering your dot # is free, easy and only takes a few minutes. When your done its going to give you your numbers and tell you the size requirements and such, take that to your local vinyl place and they will print it up and slap it on your truck. Best of luck any questions feel free to ask.

    And this may be a bit easier to spot where to go.

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