Truck / Trailer Combo Licensing Requirements

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by DVS Hardscaper, Jul 20, 2009.

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  1. Duffster

    Duffster LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Devious, you have proven yourself to be an illiterate buffoon.

    You started a thread about something of which you know nothing about and when corrected you can only berate me, yet can't even put your finger on the statute that proves your point and can only repost links to something you can/have not read.
     
  2. shovelracer

    shovelracer LawnSite Silver Member
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    I think you miss read me. I intended what you posted. An F350 single requires DOT as well as a Toyota Tacoma pulling 5K. If your GVWR is over 10K whether single or in combination you need DOT. This is federal, NJ doesnt do separate DOT like some states, they just follow federal. They do enforce it though. I went and got our stuff DOT'ed a few years ago. Physical, inspections, maintenance records, fire extinguishers, etc. Although probably 19 out of 20 around here dont have it.
     
  3. Bru75

    Bru75 LawnSite Senior Member
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  4. SimonCX

    SimonCX LawnSite Senior Member
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    Actually this is not true, as long as you don't leave nj you don't need dot #'s if your over 10k. I called the fmcsa and the local state police to get help filling online and was asked a couple questions about weight of vehicles and the main thing was, are the trucks going to leave the state or be over 26k combined. Go on the website and try to fill out the form with the help option if you check that you don't leave nj and are under 26k and no haz it won't even let you fill. That is the reason most guys don't have dot's in nj.
     
  5. shovelracer

    shovelracer LawnSite Silver Member
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    You may be right. It has been a while since we got ours. Even if it did come up we still got it because we do on occasion cross over into PA or NY to get equipment or hard to find supplies.
     
  6. SimonCX

    SimonCX LawnSite Senior Member
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    Yeh, we didn't get them because the work trucks never leave the state. For now nj doesn't mandate it as long as you don't cross state lines.
     
  7. Duffster

    Duffster LawnSite Bronze Member
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  8. JoeyDipetro

    JoeyDipetro LawnSite Member
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    I don't care who you are, this thread is funny!

    Now, out here in CA DVS would be correct. We do need a CDL to tow a trailer with a GVWR of 10,001 or greater.

    However, I think we might be the only state with that requirement. I wouldn't base my understanding of a law on a police officer's ticket. They make mistakes too and all too often when it comes to CDL issues.
     
  9. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
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    Very very well said. Although CA is not the only state, MD is right there with them. Many guys have heavy trailers and don't want to accept that they need a class A to pull it with their pick em up truck.

    I have many police friends, and yes they do make mistakes in ticket writing, and I can list true stories as examples.

    However, the DOT police in MD do not play around. My buddy did not go I court, which he could have, his company paid the fine.

    I'd bet that the ticket written was legit, a scale house on a major interstate, I'm sure the trooper writes tickets for said violation multiple times per week. Surely if the trooper was wrong, a judge would have set him straight.

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  10. Duffster

    Duffster LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Wrong DA. CA is the only one.
     
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