what is up with the dot these days ??? i recenly bought a 5*10 trailer with a gate and its brand spankn new from the dealer and i heard through the grape vine that the trailer needs brakes and a dot sticker and a break away box and all this stuff otherwise you get a fined and pulled over and embarrassed by the guy in the maroon blazer (commercial vehicle trooper) i am the small guy trying to get mainstream in the biz!! is it do to the hoopty trailers i have seen in my day ??? and the crap they pull with like a 76 chevy truck with the fenders falln off and the fenders on the trailer bungy corded up to hold them in place? i was a truck driver for 6 years so i had to deal with these people all the time. what are peoples thoughts on this subject ?? what is DOT like in other states ????