liscenses

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by mdrlandscaping, Nov 8, 2006.

  1. mdrlandscaping

    mdrlandscaping LawnSite Member
    from Alabama
    Posts: 24

    what type of liscenses do i need to be a contractor irrigation carry fertilizer and stuff related to that in alabama:confused: and do i need a dot number:dizzy:
     
  2. daveintoledo

    daveintoledo LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,587

    and go to your state department of agruculture, and look at some state college web sites..
     
  3. mdrlandscaping

    mdrlandscaping LawnSite Member
    from Alabama
    Posts: 24

    what about a dot number:confused:
     
  4. dwlah

    dwlah LawnSite Senior Member
    from Argo Al
    Posts: 558

    take a look here
    http://www.dps.state.al.us/public/highwaypatrol/mc/
    If your truck/trailer GVWR is 10k+ you need a dot number
    There is a page there to download the form
    Or you can fill it out online
    Easy way is to download the form fill it out then copy it to the online form
     
  5. mdrlandscaping

    mdrlandscaping LawnSite Member
    from Alabama
    Posts: 24

    you said truck/trailer is more than 10k so would i need one for the trailer too
     
  6. dwlah

    dwlah LawnSite Senior Member
    from Argo Al
    Posts: 558

    No its the total GVWR Truck + trailer
    DOT number goes with the truck
    At least thats the way I understand it
     
  7. dwlah

    dwlah LawnSite Senior Member
    from Argo Al
    Posts: 558

    Take a look at the sticker on the door jam of your truck it should have the GVWR for the truck
    The trailer should have a rating somewhere either on the tongue or on the axle
    add those up and you will have your total GVWR
     
  8. mdrlandscaping

    mdrlandscaping LawnSite Member
    from Alabama
    Posts: 24

    ok i read some and now i know that you have one dot # for your company
    even though its supposed to be on the truck would it be bad to put it on the trailer too
     
  9. dwlah

    dwlah LawnSite Senior Member
    from Argo Al
    Posts: 558

    Dont think it would be bad just unnecessary
     
  10. Prestige-Lawncare

    Prestige-Lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
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