Just bought a trailer

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by selftaughttrucker, Aug 29, 2018.

  1. selftaughttrucker

    selftaughttrucker Bobtail Member

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    hello i just bought a dry van trailer from an individual. I live in maryland. Can anyone tell me do i need a md state inspection or will a inspection from the ta be ok.
    So i can get tags and put it on the rd asap.
    Thanks
     
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  3. Doing_flatbed_nc

    Doing_flatbed_nc Medium Load Member

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    Do you have an MC number? Inspect it under your motor carrier's name. Do it yourself or pay TA.
     
  4. nax

    nax Road Train Member

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    About that DIY part... Really???

    I learned something new today
     
  5. Doing_flatbed_nc

    Doing_flatbed_nc Medium Load Member

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    Yes. If you are qualified to inspect a trailer, you can inspect it. You SHOULD be qualified, as s CDL holder. But, if you don't feel confident, let the TA guys do it.

    I do my trailer inspection myself. Go to a Truckstop and pick up the inspection form/ sticker and start checking boxes off.
     
  6. Ruthless

    Ruthless Road Train Member

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    Some states also require an inspector qualification form to accompany the inspection.
     
  7. IluvCATS

    IluvCATS Road Train Member

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    Self-taught inspector!
     
  8. 86scotty

    86scotty Road Train Member

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    Yep, you can do your own, at least in Tennessee. I recently learned this from a buddy too and instantly gained credentials as a qualified inspector. I didn't get a raise though....
     
  9. SteveScott

    SteveScott Road Train Member

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    I'm a qualified Clouseau Inspector,

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    Rideandrepair, nax and IluvCATS Thank this.
  10. Rideandrepair

    Rideandrepair Road Train Member

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    I’m tired of paying for annual inspection.Have any of you ever been challenged by DOT as to your credentials?
     
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