Possible to register truck at lower weight?

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  1. Thetrashnoob

    Thetrashnoob Light Load Member

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    So I found a decent deal on a dump truck for a side hustle I wanna do, issue is it’s 33k pound truck, is it possible to register it at 26k so no need for a cdl? The dmv is the one saying I can do this but doesn’t make sense to me
     
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  3. buzzarddriver

    buzzarddriver Road Train Member

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    The DOT guy is going to look at the door sticker to see the mfg rating when you get stopped and don't have a CDL. Then you might have the argument over fake registration if the registered weight is way below the mfg weight rating.
    And what would be the purpose of registering below the mfg weight rating?
     
  4. Powder Joints

    Powder Joints Subjective Prognosticator

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    Yes, companies like Pepsi and Coke do it all the time, 3 axle tractors registered @ 24 to 54 instead of 80. But his also opens you up to overweight tickets at a lower rate. So make sure you never gross more than the road taxes you chose.
     
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  5. Accidental Trucker

    Accidental Trucker Road Train Member

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    Yes, you can register up OR down from the CGVW -- but DOT goes by CGVW. I've done both, usually because it's cheaper to register down, or to avoid over weight tickets (think pickups with trailers.) Scale house inspectors tend to think in terms of pounds per axle and as long as all that is good, they don't generally look at the actual GVW. But on a full level I, I'd not want to be in a 33K truck without a CDL.
     
  6. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    it aint that hard to get a cdl .
     
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  7. Thetrashnoob

    Thetrashnoob Light Load Member

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    Never said it was hard, just don’t have them time to get it, that’s the issue
     
  8. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    It takes maybe all of 2 hours.
     
  9. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    In the amount of time u spend figuring out how to register ur rig , u could have a cdl with all ur endorsements
     
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  10. Thetrashnoob

    Thetrashnoob Light Load Member

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    I’m not so sure about that one. I wanted to do the class to get my class a but I don’t have 4 weeks I can take off from work right now to do the class
     
  11. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    U dont have to go to school to get a cdl.
     
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