inspection sticker for my trailer ?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by bohiaa, Mar 23, 2011.

  1. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,220

    yesterday I got pulled over by the Texas hiway dept.

    he looked everything over perty well, and sited me because my tandom trailer was NOT inspected.

    I didn't know it had to be ?
  2. Kelly's Landscaping

    Kelly's Landscaping LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,627

    That's news to me you sure he didn't make it up. I had one pull me over and wanted the insurance card on the trailer took his supervisor 30 mins to explain to the moron trailers are covered on the trucks policy.
  3. ParkWelding

    ParkWelding LawnSite Member
    Messages: 182

    Like many things, trailer inspections may vary by state.

    In NY the trailers get a yearly inspection. Also any of my trailers registered and titled under the company's name need to be on the company's business auto policy, and have their own proof of insurance.
  4. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 4,696

    I am in Texas. you do not have to have an inspection on your trailer unless the truck and trailer are over 26000GVW. Then, it falls under DOT rules and the trailer must have a DOT inspection sticker.
    The officer is mistaken. You need to go contest that ticket if you are under 26000 GVW.

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    Mass started trailer inspections last year. Scamming for more money in tax achusetts
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  6. BrandonV

    BrandonV LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,549

    My larger ones are inspected.
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  7. The Lone Mower

    The Lone Mower LawnSite Member
    Messages: 27

    Here in IL, I believe a trailer with a GVWR of 5000lb (maybe it's 5500?) or more has to be inspected every 6 months. Defineatley a TC plate and above requires inspection.

    Mines a tandem rated at 7k and is due next month...

    Check with the local DMV, maybe they changed the law and you don't know? Happened a few years ago here, when they changed the GVWR of trucks to be inspected from 8800 down to 8000... and yet I still see countless 3/4 and 1 ton trucks plated incorrectly.

    Well, good luck with yours no matter what.

  8. JB1

    JB1 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,903

    what is wrong with the trailer.
  9. mow4cash

    mow4cash LawnSite Member
    Messages: 101

    Its not inspected.
  10. JB1

    JB1 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,903

    well get the papers and inspect it then.

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