Personal use tractor

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  1. Sasquatch308

    Sasquatch308 Bobtail Member

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    hey guys, I’m a class A driver, but have never had to deal much with the regulatory side of things much. I am moving from WV to south GA and found a killer deal on a day cab tractor. I will be moving all our stuff including my farm equipment, thinking it may be cheaper to move it myself than pay someone to do it. Would I need DOT, IFTA, MC and all that good stuff or being it’s not for hire, personal use would I be exempt from any of that? Or would it just be more of a hassle than it’s worth.
    Thanks Guys!
     
  2. ZVar

    ZVar Road Train Member

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    Moving the farm equipment isn't personal. You might fall under some ag exemption for the states you are going through.
    If not you are a private carrier hauling your own equipment in a for profit enterprise (the farm). You'll need everything a general freight carrier will need except an m.c. number.

    Best bet is simply call each states DOT and see if there is an ag exemption in each state you will be traveling in. My guess would be no.
     
  3. Majestic 670

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    I got pulled into a dot inspection site once with no decals temp tag in texas insurance from progressive and he asked was I leased or in commerce I told him I just bought it. He got mad and had to let me ride.
     
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  4. truckdriver31

    truckdriver31 Road Train Member

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    not for hire and ride on
     
  5. ZVar

    ZVar Road Train Member

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    Bad advice. Not for Hire means nothing legally. Op needs to find out what the laws are on moving farm equipment in each state, as most states have different requirements for ag.

    All his personal stuff will be fine, farm equipment isn't personal . It's commercial but with possible ag exemptions
     
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    truckdriver31 Road Train Member

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    if its his then it dont natter. your telling me i cant haul my own stuff from point a to point b if i move. you dont go full trucking company to move your life. thats bad advice. he's not charging anybody and not getting money from anyone. so theres no interstate commerce
     
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  7. truckdriver31

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    all he needs is a tag and reg for the equipment weight. theres no difference in renting a uhaul and uhaul trailer.
     
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  8. ZVar

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    Yes, if a commercial enterprise moves (the farm) it is a commercial move. All commercial move laws apply. This isn't just him packing up a house, tossing it in a dry van and moving. That part of the move you would be correct.
    It's the farm equipment that causes a problem and makes it no different than Walmart delivering from their DC to their stores.
     
  9. truckdriver31

    truckdriver31 Road Train Member

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    if he isnt using it as commercial use. then he wouldnt need full trucking company status. them up and coming race haulers do it all the time. camper truck and race car trailer. all of them say not for hire. so in return he is driving a truck he bought and using a trailer he has. all he needs is tag/reg and insurance for truck and trailer. i can buy a sleeper truck and drive it around with no dot/ifta etc. using it just for my use only. with regular tag and reg and insurance. 100% legal
     
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    Everyone of those race car drivers that do that are illegal. Well assuming they race for prize money. Instead of giving bad advice I suggest you go educate yourself. Here's a start.

    https://www.unitedstatesmotorsports...03/02/Do-Racing-Rigs-Comply-With-Federal-Regs
     
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