wtf dot!

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by sven1277, Oct 4, 2013.

  1. Kepple Services

    Kepple Services LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 374

    While the DOT can pretty much write a ticket on a brand new truck(they have to us). You have the trailer registered for 3500, so you screwed yourself. I had a 33,000 GVW truck registered at 55,000 because of the trailer on it, and got pulled over a few times because they tried to get me overweight each time when I had the trailer behind me.
  2. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,137

    You have a 3000 pound dead weight with no brakes pushing you as you hit the truck brakes in a panic stop.

    Yeah, real safe.
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  3. sven1277

    sven1277 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 681

    First of all, the trailer is registered at 2990 lbs. That's from the manufacturer on the registration from dmv. It's axle rating is 3500lbs. The combined tire rating is over 3000 lbs too, but the trailer is registered for under that. There could be a 5000 lb axle under the trailer. Doesn't mean the rest of it is built for 5k. The officer even wrote 3500gvw on the ticket. When the court sees 2990 on the reg, I'm pretty sure they'll throw it out.
  4. Ormond32176

    Ormond32176 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 217

    Amen to that haha.

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