Are Commercial tags needed for Signs on truck?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by THEoneandonlyLawnRanger, Mar 22, 2007.

  1. THEoneandonlyLawnRanger

    THEoneandonlyLawnRanger LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 290

    Hey guys, need some help with this topic...If i were to put magnetic signs on my truck would i need to have commercial tags on it, It is a toyota tacoma pulling a 6x10 single axle trailer ? If anyone knows or knows where i can get some information on DOT stuff like that let me know, thanks!
  2. ribbie78

    ribbie78 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 150

    If you're using a truck to make $ aren't you supposed to have commercial plates anyway? That's what I was told here in Ohio. Sure we can drive around w/out em but it's pretty routine for a cop to add that citation to the violation they pull you over for.
  3. ribbie78

    ribbie78 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 150

  4. Captains Landscape

    Captains Landscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 333

    Get the commercial plates, but in the meantime put signs on the trailer. Just a little loop hole.:)
  5. Mow It All llc

    Mow It All llc LawnSite Member
    Messages: 115

    I have my truck lettered but no comm plates. I have been like that for 2 years and was never stopped. I didnt do comm cause my insurance would go up on the truck.....Bu legally you have to have comm plates
  6. GreenN'Clean

    GreenN'Clean LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,512

    I have had commercial plates for several years on my truck because of the legal issues with signs on the trucks and trailers
  7. hackitdown

    hackitdown LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,660

    I had to switch to commercial plates after a cop noticed the signs and trailer. It is more expensive than regular plates.
  8. Vikings

    Vikings LawnSite Bronze Member
    from canada
    Messages: 1,657

    I have commercial plates and was told that the trucks HAD TO be lettered if you have commercial plates, they actually call it "all purpose" here. (Canadian)
  9. TSG

    TSG LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 444

    I was told by local DMV
    If your truck is being used for buisness,,,,,get lettering
    NO Commercial plates required ?????
  10. Bigblue250

    Bigblue250 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 25

    In MA you need them, the cost of reg on my F-350(reg @10,000 GVW) went from $35(passanger plates) for 2 years to $170(commercial plates) a year.

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