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USDOT # will cost you in 2015

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by LHS Lawns, Jan 28, 2014.

  1. LHS Lawns

    LHS Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 253

    Just read in the local farm publication "Delmarva Farmer" that if you are thinking of getting a USDOT number you better do it in 2014 while it's still free.

    In 2015 a fee of $300.00 is set to be imposed.

    Got this info from the MD State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division that recently gave a trucking forum to area farmers on what the new rules are for their operation.

    Don't know if this just pertains to MD farmers or anyone requesting a number. I'm guessing its for anyone since there is only one USDOT number that I'm aware of.

    Going from free to $300.00 is worth looking into so I thought I'd pass the info along.
  2. ClassicLawnCareInc

    ClassicLawnCareInc LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 737

    what else did you learn from it? Im sure there was alot of useful info
  3. KS_Grasscutter

    KS_Grasscutter LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,332

    I'm bout over this DOT crap. If we didn't bag everything I'd go back to half ton's and single axle trailers to be under 10,000 GVWR.
  4. TPendagast

    TPendagast LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,669

    :dancing: I remember when EVERYONE ran half tons and single axle trailers… sigh those were the days…. we'd watch people drive by in a ford ranger with a 14 foot norway spruce in the back and the front tires barely touching the ground wondering how long it would take for the springs to break…..

    dang, those were the days!:laugh:
  5. LHS Lawns

    LHS Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 253

    There wasn't anything else that applied to anyone besides MD farmers with farm truck tags.

    There is a bill in this years MD legislative session that relaxes the trucking guidelines. Farmers don't have to have a CDL if they drive their covered trucks no more than 150 "air" miles.

    They said it wasn't a matter of if the bill would pass but when.

    I'll give the MD State Police credit for letting these guys know whats going on.

    Be nice if they would sit down with the rest of us and let us know what we need for our type operation.
  6. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,896

    charging to assign a number....what a racket.
    Bigger gubment man, bigger gubment......

    JDKSERVLLC LawnSite Member
    from MI
    Posts: 34

    info request, I recently changed trucks, one 2500 to another 2500, can I use the same DOT# that I had on the first truck?
  8. ClassicLawnCareInc

    ClassicLawnCareInc LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 737

    Yes you will use the same dot for any and all trucks for the company that DOT number is registered to.

    JDKSERVLLC LawnSite Member
    from MI
    Posts: 34

    thanks you!
  10. Thank you American Trucking Assosation, I love how you lobbied feds because of unfair taxation. Thank you for starting this crap.

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