Truck purchase, can I drive it home without plates?

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by medo1781, Feb 28, 2018.

  1. medo1781

    medo1781 Bobtail Member

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    New owner operator here, quick question if someone can help out. I have a dot number, mc is still not active( 20 days waiting period ), just put in for arizona irp account ( tags, ifta etc. ). I do have valid insurance on the truck though. My question is what do i need to bring a truck i just bought from Houston to Phoenix without waiting for all the paperwork to be completed? Is there a temp permit i can get for Texas, NM and Arizona so I can drive through without getting hassled at the scales? Truck I purchased does not have a plate or any markings on it. Thanks
     
  2. Hogleg

    Hogleg Medium Load Member

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    Call each state DMV. In my state (Illinois) they will issue you a 5 day permit based on the VIN number for $10 bucks. Used just for this purpose of moving an unlicensed vehicle.
     
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  3. strollinruss

    strollinruss Road Train Member

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    What's happening, Hogleg?
     
  4. Gumper

    Gumper Road Train Member

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    I ran mine home with no tags from Idaho to Montana. Passed three scales without pulling in. Had all my insurance the minute I signed the purchase paperwork.
     
  5. sbaumann14

    sbaumann14 Heavy Load Member

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    Picked up truck in Dallas, brought home to wi. All taht is needed is bill of sale, insurance on truck, and some signs on door that say "intransit, not for hire" never got stopped once. You usually have 7 day grace period to register truck
     
  6. strollinruss

    strollinruss Road Train Member

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    Virginia gave me a ticket for not having a temp tag. Dodged the scales rest of the way to Texas. Even picked up a power only on the way home to pay for diesel
     
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