Any problem hauling freight with temp tags?

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  1. RunningAces

    RunningAces Medium Load Member

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    I just bought a new flatbed and got temp tags from the seller. The tags have the expiration date, vin, and a shiny little holographic imagine on it. I called Nashville (im based out of TN) and they said it shouldn't be a problem but I'm looking for anyone with first hand experience with any problems or no problems at all with temp tags.
     
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    062 Road Train Member

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  4. rollin coal

    rollin coal Road Train Member

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    The tag for your trailer comes from the courthouse of whatever county you live in here in TN. Not sure what paperwork you need to show if you're independent (so they waive the state sales tax - copy of your operating authority maybe?) but I'm leased and they wanted to see a copy of my lease agreement to do that. It takes about 5 minutes to get your permanent plate and costs a little under a $100.
     
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  5. RunningAces

    RunningAces Medium Load Member

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    Yeah, the problem im running into is I bought a new Fontaine and they just gave me a temp tag and said it might take a month for the actual title to get mailed out to the county clerk. The reason for that is it is new and has to have the lienholder listed on the title and it issued to them before they can forward it onto me or the county clerk.
     
  6. rollin coal

    rollin coal Road Train Member

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    You don't need the title. All you need is the bill of sale.
     
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  7. snowwy

    snowwy Road Train Member

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    I've hauled freight with a brand new truck and brand new trailer on a temp tag.

    You can't get a tag without the license fees already paid. So. Paper is just as valid and legal as metal.

    You'll see trailers hauling with paper all over the country.

    You'll see trucks with tags in the passenger window
     
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  8. ZVar

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    Not only do you not need the title, you don't want the title. Keep that at home so if something happens you have the proof of ownership, which is what the title is.

    Now registration, that's what's needed to be carried.
     
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    RunningAces Medium Load Member

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    Yup, need the title for registration though and that's why I was worried about the temp tag.
     
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  10. Midwest Trucker

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    Back during the shut down I pulled a reefer in temp tag for four months. lol.

    Have some new vans right now with temp tags, no worries. Haul freight.
     
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