Do I need fmcsa and dot numbers

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  1. truckerbangin

    truckerbangin Light Load Member

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    I want to buy a flatbed truck under 26000lbs gvwr in Ohio and drive it back to Florida. Do I need fmcsa and dot numbers if it’s not for hire?
     
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  3. RocketScott

    RocketScott Medium Load Member

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    Probably not, are you buying the truck personally?
     
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  4. Todd727

    Todd727 Light Load Member

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  5. wis bang

    wis bang Road Train Member

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    Still not a CMV, registration and insurance & go.
     
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  6. bad-luck

    bad-luck Road Train Member

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    No. Obviously you are going to need temporary tags and insurance
     
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  7. coasttransport

    coasttransport Bobtail Member

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    The FMCSA doesn't care if your for hire or not for hire. You can have a large horse trailer and will still require a dot number, tags and insurance because of the gvw.
     
  8. RocketScott

    RocketScott Medium Load Member

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    Not true

    My truck weighs 33,500 and I drive it without a CDL or DOT number

    Commercial vs non-commercial is an important distinction
     
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