MA Truck Inspections..Im really confused now!!

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by dmk395, Mar 3, 2009.

  1. dmk395

    dmk395 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ma
    Messages: 1,006

    Went today to the local heavy duty truck inspection station and was told that my 9000 GVW pickup truck and my 6x12 trailer do not have to have the new inspections done. (This truck pulls this trailer which is rated at 3k lbs routinely) I then went to another station and was told the same information, just do double check. Reading the law there is definitely some gray area in the law, in fact I stopped a local cop and he said he really wasn't sure. Anyone know definitively what the law is?
    I just got my Medical Card, chock blocks etc...and would rather not have to go through additional costly inspections, but the information I have been getting has been mixed. I don't want to be ticketed, but one would think the people doing the inspections would know the law, as would the police....but I'm starting to think nobody really knows LOL
  2. crossboneracing

    crossboneracing LawnSite Member
    Messages: 106

    I was just reaseaching this and have the same questions as you do. I am not sure what the deal is with this. Nice of MA to not send out any warning! I believe its any vehicle over 10k and trailer over 3k or a combination of both over 10k. Basically its Devals new way to get his hands on your cash!
  3. cat320

    cat320 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 823

    They do nothing but make it harder to make a living . I think if we need the money they should start cutting state jobes they all seam to know nothing but cause alot of grief.

    well with all this new crap makes me not want to buy any more equipment I was looking for another truck maybe something bigger for sanding but why bother what i will make the price to keep it complient now and every one pinching there pennies does not seam like it's work it.
  4. JB1

    JB1 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,904

    they will tell you they don't know, aren't sure but they damm sure don't hesitate to write you a ticket.
  5. dmk395

    dmk395 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ma
    Messages: 1,006

    Now I'm hearing the trailer but not the
  6. cat320

    cat320 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 823

    And the state pays these people why? we could solve all there money problem just fire every one in the state 20 do the same job and not one of them knows what it is .
  7. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    Is it really that expensive, here in VA it's like $15 for a state inspection,
    granted that's if nothing is wrong with it and it passes with flying colors...
    But, if that were the case I would just go to some place that will inspect it and have it done, to be safe.

    Now if it costs considerably more then that's another story.


    Ain't that the truth.
  8. bobbyr

    bobbyr LawnSite Member
    Messages: 23

    it's about 62.50 here in the sioux city area but it is till cheaper than a ticket if they stop you and do it on ther own i think that as far as the reg goes it seems like interpatation or what ever the man or woman with the flashing lights thinks at the time they stop you because your write you cannot get a straight answer on the subject

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