1. Missed the live Ask the Expert event?
    Catch up on the conversation about enhanced efficiency fertilizers with the experts at Koch Turf & Ornamental in the Fertilizer Application forum .

    Dismiss Notice

This is National DOT Inspection Week

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by DVS Hardscaper, Jun 4, 2013.

  1. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,483

    Ranger? And a 5x10 trailer?

    You'll be fine, they probably wont bother you, especially if you don't put any company logo or lettering on the truck.
  2. TriCountyLawn

    TriCountyLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,517

    Dot had been running around here like crazy. So far i have only seen big rigs pulled over.
  3. Drakeslayer

    Drakeslayer LawnSite Member
    Messages: 135

    I drive a 10,000 lb. rated truck during the day. If I am driving home and not being paid is it still a commerce truck?
  4. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,483


    And NO alcohol is to be in commercial trucks.
    Posted via Mobile Device
  5. Drakeslayer

    Drakeslayer LawnSite Member
    Messages: 135

    Ok thanks. How about a liquor delivery truck? It is a commercial vehicle.
  6. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,327

    You don't need 4 point tiedowns unless the equipment is over 10K.

    Not exactly, but there are different variations.

    Throw in California which IS different.


    PS I know, I'm in for the wrath of DVS, and I won't wouldn't argue hardscapes with him whatsoever, in fact, I'd like to learn from him; but in this case, some of his information is flat out wrong. At least for MI.

    Check here for the links. http://www.lawnsite.com/showpost.php?p=4785240&postcount=5
  7. Duffster

    Duffster LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 1,193


    Oh ya DVS. Depending on the exact rating of the truck and trailer but you can easily operate combinations over 26k in commerce on a class C or D or E.

    What aboot trailer over 10k though?[​IMG]

    When your talking about exceeding 10k for DOT numbers etc it's based off of CGVWR, GVWR or GVW. Whatever is highest.
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2013
  8. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,737

    So glad they have better things to do than stop landscapers etc. DOT here goes after mainly dump trucks b
    Posted via Mobile Device
  9. Duffster

    Duffster LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 1,193

    I find this funny seeing how I work in an industry that is specifically exempt from hours of service and can haul a hazardous material around the clock.
  10. Red Shed Landscaping

    Red Shed Landscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 182

    I just registered for DOT number and they said they will come by sometime in the next 18 months for a safety audit.
    Has anyone gone through it and how bad was it?

    Also they say you have to have 2 hours of drug and alcohol training/awareness and have random drug testing. How have you accomplished that?

    Their rules are so vague or have so many I can't understand all that I need to do.

Share This Page