Out of Stater Buying a California Truck

Discussion in 'Trucking Industry Regulations' started by Hopeaholic, May 17, 2021.

  1. Hopeaholic

    Hopeaholic Bobtail Member

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    Hi Guys. I'm looking at an older Class 8 truck for sale in California. Owner is selling as no longer compliant with state emissions laws.

    Is there anything in particular I need to worry about to legally drive it in California en route to New Mexico where it will be registered as a farm truck? Trying to avoid hassles at the port, etc.

    Thx.
     
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  3. Sailingdave

    Sailingdave Bobtail Member

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    I recently bought a class 8 truck out of San Diego and took it the long way up California to Washington state. I went to California with a three day trip permit issued from Washington and proof of insurance. After buying the truck I went to get a trip permit from California and the ladies in that office told me “sorry, you need a trip permit from Washington.” Luckily I already had one. Put the Washington permit in the window and wasn’t bothered at all for my trip through California.
     
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  4. Allow Me.

    Allow Me. Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    What part of Ca. are you getting it ? You must have insurance and veh must have paid registration to operate on the highway (legally) I honestly think Az. will be more of a problem than Ca. If you can run with the sellers reg it may help.
     
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  6. Hayfieldmn

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    Hire a lowboy to haul it to your place
     
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