Question for the Scalemaster

Discussion in 'Trucking Industry Regulations' started by KANSAS TRANSIT, Jun 10, 2012.

  1. CondoCruiser

    CondoCruiser The Legend

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    You have to show something in writing they are engaged in a commercial operation. Just being a truck doesn't necessarily mean they will be used to make money. One could go buy ten trucks to use as RV's. How will you determine their use? A commercial registration would be a dead giveaway.

    But the truck as freight thing I was referring to a an interpretation where you cross state lines to go to a shop. Really nothing different. That's where the trucks are headed in reality is the companies shop for further in processing.

    I'm just throwing my opinion. But I'm listening to you! :biggrin_25520:

    If it was me, sooner or later you have to get your ducks in a row. I would be the sooner type.
     
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  3. KANSAS TRANSIT

    KANSAS TRANSIT Road Train Member

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    Maybe I'll just bite the bullet and send out a couple of our low boys and load them up to come home. They are mid roofs at 130" tall, If I drop all of the air out of cab and suspension I think I can get two of them on the deck to a legal 13'6" tall on my trailers.
     
  4. Scalemaster

    Scalemaster Heavy Load Member

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    When a trucking company is bringing back new truck-tractors for use in its trucking operations, that is in commerce. If the GVWR of those vehicles exceeds 10,000# they fall under the regs.

    These are not taxicabs, there is no such thing as "in service" or "not in service". When they are in operation under their own power, they are being "used in commerce".
     
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  5. Roadmedic

    Roadmedic Road Train Member

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    Better consult with an attorney. It is what makes this industry interesting.

    I bought my truck out of state. It was not licensed but with a temporary tag. It was not a commercial vehicle until the lease was drawn up and agreed by both parties.

    The definition clearly states what it is to be classed as.

    IFTA has no bearing until it is used.
     
  6. KANSAS TRANSIT

    KANSAS TRANSIT Road Train Member

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    [QUOTE=Roadmedic; Better consult with an attorney. It is what makes this industry interesting.


    You mean FRUSTRATING

    Fixed it for ya Rm
     
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    Roadmedic Road Train Member

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  8. snowblind

    snowblind Heavy Load Member

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    dont know if it was legal but i bought a truck in Spokane wash,bob tailed it back to nc with bill of sale and bobtail ins,that's all,no tag, ifta.no problem sd made me buy fuel permit,and one other cant remember but only 25 dollars total.wyo questioned it at port i told her it was personal vech.she said ok go on
     
  9. bigdad7

    bigdad7 Road Train Member

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    ok my truck has been parked at house since december ....will get bobtail ins and a letter of intent from carrier what else do i need to bobtail from sek to chicago .....so through mo and il
     
  10. KANSAS TRANSIT

    KANSAS TRANSIT Road Train Member

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    IF, I could haul a load with them I would stack three of my lowboys together and pull them out with my S/A Pete, then I could undeck the trailers and take two of the Cascadias and hook up to the other two lowboys.

    I could then load two Cascadias on each lowboy, plus the two Cascadias that I am towing with and I could move 8 of them at one shot. BUT I don't think I can legally HAUL anything OR for that matter pull a trailer IF the tractor is NOT REGISTERED??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
     
  11. HaulnHorses

    HaulnHorses Light Load Member

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    Insure them, keep a copy of bill of sale in each truck and drive them back to your yard to put them in service. Never had a problem
     
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