DOT Numbers

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by shawn d, Jul 28, 2009.

  1. shawn d

    shawn d LawnSite Senior Member
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    At what point do you need to get D.O.T Numbers, I have not looked into it much for my state but is something I plan on doing next season. Any input or tips would really be appriciated.

    Thanks
     
  2. Duffster

    Duffster LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 1,193

    Over 10,001# GCWR for interstate commerce.
     
  3. shawn d

    shawn d LawnSite Senior Member
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    So even if my whole trailer has graphics and lettering and it is obvious that it is being used for commercial use I won't get in any trouble?
     
  4. Duffster

    Duffster LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 1,193

    Indiana requires USDOT# for intrastate also.

    You will need them for the combo in your signature.
     
  5. shawn d

    shawn d LawnSite Senior Member
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    Ok let me tell you what im thinking, If i were to purchase a f150 thats a 6600GW truck and pull my 6x12 with 3000 plates on it would I be able to slip under the requirements. and if not what will I have to go threw to get one?
     
  6. Duffster

    Duffster LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Midwest
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    What is the GVW of the trailer?
     
  7. Duffster

    Duffster LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 1,193

  8. shawn d

    shawn d LawnSite Senior Member
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    The trailer is 3500lbs
     
  9. Duffster

    Duffster LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 1,193

    They go off of GCWR.

    6600 + 3500 = 10,100 so you would still be over 10,001.
     
  10. shawn d

    shawn d LawnSite Senior Member
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    well I will plate the trailer as 3000 because It doesnt ever have more then that in it including the trailer weight.
     

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