No DOT #

Discussion in 'Trucking Industry Regulations' started by Grouch, Dec 11, 2023.

  1. Grouch

    Grouch Road Train Member

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    If a company who owns several vehicles and some weigh more than 26000 lbs, but they only operate within the state and therefore they do not need a DOT #. Do their drivers fall under Federal DOT Regulations? Are their drivers required to have a medical card? Do the HOS apply?
     
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  4. Grouch

    Grouch Road Train Member

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    Tks
     
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  5. OLDSKOOLERnWV

    OLDSKOOLERnWV Captain Redbeard

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    Been a few got in trouble here in WV for not having a dot #, they just had 3/4 ton pickups with 14,000 lb trailers pulling a 10,000 lb excavator….
     
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    Iamoverit Medium Load Member

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    You should contact YOUR state directly for an accurate answer. Some states require intrastate trucks to have them even if the DOT doesn't.
     
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  7. Grouch

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    The state of Va. does not.
     
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    If you don’t go out of state and stay within the 150 miles and only haul your own products you don’t need a usdot number at least up here…….

    the driver stuff I’m not sure on
     
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  10. m16ty

    m16ty Road Train Member

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    If you never cross state lines, the Federal DOT has no jurisdiction.
    That being said, some states still abide by the federal regs, but they don’t have to.

    TN is pretty lax in this area. I think technically you are required to have some sort of authority to haul for hire intrastate, but it’s not enforced. I know you do not have to have a DOT number in TN if you only run Intrastate.

    Bottom line is the only authority the feds have over intrastate commerce is only what the individual state grants them, it’s in the Constitution.
     
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  11. Diesel Dave

    Diesel Dave Last Few of the OUTLAWS

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    I only display my CA number, even though I have a DOT number. I’m only Intrastate.
     
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