I got stopped today by one of the MN State patrol Commercial Vehicle Inspectors. What a PITA. He followed me right into one of my commercial accounts. I pulled over off to the side of the street to park where I always do and sure enough he stopped right behind me. I sat in the truck to fill out some paper work and he comes walking up and asks.."what'd ya pull over for?" I said, "what do you mean? I mow this place." This was his response, "Ohhh....., license, health card, insurance, and registration." He check me for everything with a fine tooth comb. Tested the brakes on the truck, trailer, horn, wipers, heater, defroster, lights, turn signals, I mean everything! I asked him what he was going to stop me for (since I beat him to it) and he said that my window tint looked to dark (I knew it was). He puts his meter on my window and it read 32%. He told me that it couldn't be no less than 70% on a commercial vehicle, and just because I was pulling my trailer I was, at that point considered a comm'l veh. What a joke! I passed everything else and had all the necessary requirements according to MNDOT so he gave me 2 options. 1- Get a ticket for $150 and have to take off the tint or 2 - Get a warning and take off the tint on the spot. Well obliviously I opted for option 2. I asked him how many lawn care and landscapers that he has inspected have passed inspection on the first time... and he said, "to be honest with ya your the first one since April and all this month so far". Even with some smart ass comments (from me) he still was pretty fair to me and didn't bust my balls to bad. I talked to some of my other buddies who are LCO's and some have been stopped by this same inspector and they said he wrote them for every little thing he could find. One of my buddies got his trailer RED TAGGED and fined $3200 for violations. I heard from others that this inspector is notorious for writing tickets for everything he can find. So for some of you guys out there, make sure your truck, trailer and credentials are on the up and up, or be ready to pull the check book out and go to court for violations. Not to mention he took 45min out of my busy day! GOOD LUCK!