This may be a dumb question...BUT I am looking for some input from those of you with a US DOT number. I just realized I had to register because my F-250 with enclosed trailer, loaded with equip. exceeds the 10,000 lb. limit. First of all this is really crazy in my opinion. I hate when the government changes regulation like that. The whole DOT thing is geared towards TRUCKERS. So, when they change the law, they really have no way to regulate into different categories. So all us little F-250's have the same regulation as a huge 18 wheeler. It is just crazy. Most of the info doesn't even apply to someone like myself, because I don't even have a CDL. Anyway long rant short...I just got my DOT number and need to know exactly what I have to have when audited. Yes, they e-mailed me some mumbo jumbo about things you need to have and blah blah. Maybe it was just me, but I felt like I was on a wild goose chase. Like you need such and such according to this law...only to click on that link and it takes me to more junk and no easy cut and dry answer. Of course they do that crap hoping to confuse us and generate income through fines. I have a fire extinguisher and triangles. I understand about the ins requirements. I am just unclear about exactly what paperwork I have to have in truck and or on file. I know there is the actual driver's application. Then there is something about driving record??? So, I need to do what? Go to the DMV and have my record pulled? Anything else I am missing. Again, I am looking for help from people that have a US DOT number (interstate number) and have been through a new entrant audit. Thanks in advance!