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massachusetts trailer inspections

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by mr.greenjeans, Feb 24, 2009.

  1. mr.greenjeans

    mr.greenjeans LawnSite Member
    Posts: 50

    I have a Ford F250. Registered at #8000. A single axle big tex trailer registered at #3000. Combined weight #11,000. According to the new law I will need both inspected because I am over #10,000.???????????????????

    Can anyone give me a straight answer on this?:dizzy:
  2. RedSox4Life

    RedSox4Life LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Mass
    Posts: 1,480

  3. GravelyNut

    GravelyNut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,594

  4. John from Mass

    John from Mass LawnSite Member
    Posts: 19

    Just had mine done~~Lots of horror stories about a dot guy in Wrentham that's writing big tickets to landscapers~~rumored $7700 last week to a guy coming out of Norfolk power...
    I paid $129 to have my six month old trailer "inspected" as well as my six month old truck...truck is not commercial plate so was "only" $29...wd have been another $129 if commercial plate.
    There was nothing to it~~checked my lights and chains etc..
    I asked if they had the rules for gas containers, types of tie downs etc thay did not; wasn't their area.
    This is a great stimulus program; rob from the landscaper and give to the inspection program.

  5. Mowbizz

    Mowbizz LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 970

    Massachusetts sucks...I'm glad I'm registered in NH...
  6. MileHigh

    MileHigh LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,466

    can you say...

    USDOT numbers?
  7. Duffster

    Duffster LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 1,193

    And Med card and safety equipment;)
  8. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,213

    I only paid $79.00 for my trailer sticker, $29.00 for the sticker and $ 50.00 for labor to do the inspection.
  9. dvblandscaping

    dvblandscaping LawnSite Member
    Posts: 60

    Ive been driving a one ton, and a small trailer.

    so I need DOT #s now? I read something about needing an alarm that notifies operator when dump bed is raised?

    could someone list more specifics for this new inspection. I read the mass.gov pdf, but it does not explain anything about dot #'s etc.

    do i need a medical card if I am driving a one ton (registration says 11000gvw) and a 5x8 single axel trailer?
  10. cat320

    cat320 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 822

    I think patrick is pushing to squeez every dollar he can out of the little guy. when you get the inapection sticker you must have a medical card, fire extinguisher,safty kit anf chalk blocks even if is a 350 pick up . dot numbers i don't think they are required although my inspection guy says it is not incorperated in your inspection sticker. ??

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