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DOT numbers and logo

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by snowplower1, Jan 1, 2015.

  1. snowplower1

    snowplower1 Senior Member
    Messages: 774

    I got my numbers for DOT for my truck but i dont know anywhere around here that puts the numbers on the truck and the business name. Does anyone in rochester NY know where i could do this?
    Also any input on what else i need to do for making sure my requirements are up to date would be helpful, thanks.
     
  2. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,960

    You can't put the numbers on yourself?
     
  3. snowplower1

    snowplower1 Senior Member
    Messages: 774

    i could but i dont have the numbers ha, is there a website you can just have them shipped and do it yourself
     
  4. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,960

    Staples, office depot, office max,,,party supply place. All's you need is 1" numbers
     
  5. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
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    Last edited: Jan 1, 2015
  6. BMWSTUD25

    BMWSTUD25 Senior Member
    Messages: 630

    Just look them up eBay. Find someone who cuts them and just give them your #'s. Bet you can have them shipped right to your door for $10-15 and they will look professional. Very easy to install.
     
  7. PremierSnowPlow

    PremierSnowPlow Senior Member
    Messages: 125

  8. dodgegmc1213

    dodgegmc1213 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,002

    NY requires 2" numbers
     
  9. Level12

    Level12 Member
    Messages: 36

    I can cut the numbers if you need.
     
  10. South Seneca

    South Seneca Senior Member
    Messages: 474

    I called DOT and asked them what is required. The guy told me 2" DOT numbers and business name. In addition he said I have to carry road hazard triangles, a First Aid kit, Vehicle maintenance records.

    Also they guy warned me NOT to fall for any of the BS "Mandatory Compliance rip offs that came when I applied for my numbers. They sound very official and insist on sending them money right away. All Bull Crap.
     
  11. CjBonavenia

    CjBonavenia Member
    Messages: 35

    Been stoped by dot it ny manny times you allso need a fire extinguisher allso if you have a Cdl you will need to provide them with a medical card witch is filled out by your doctor the full Cdl physical is a pain in the ass . I have been stoped in my 5500 witch dose not require a Cdl to drive but have been asked to see my medical card ny dot sucks lol
     
  12. dodgegmc1213

    dodgegmc1213 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,002

    You need a medical card now with a class d license if your vehicle gvwr is over 10k or if your towing a trailer and combined vehicle and trailer gvwr is over 10k. But thats if you got your license after 2004 (or was it 2006). I had to get mine when they stopped me in September, I got court for it tuesday
     
  13. snowplower1

    snowplower1 Senior Member
    Messages: 774

    these are great things guys, i'll probably give them a call just so if theres any problems i can say i talked to so and so and they said i was good. it is not a cdl required truck so it wont need any of that. Hopefully i can have everything together tomorrow so i dont have to worry about getting any fines
     
  14. South Seneca

    South Seneca Senior Member
    Messages: 474

    You're right. I'm a Fire Captain so I carry a Fire Extinguisher anyway. I have the medical card too for my CDL. I think I paid $85 or $90 for that physical. It is very involved, but not as bad as my Coast Guard Captain physical.
     
  15. Plowtoy

    Plowtoy Senior Member
    Messages: 929

    Im not sure about where you are, but here, If I am using my vehicle commercially (or to make money), I have to have a Commercial Drivers License to drive it (there for making it a CDL required vehicle). DOT numbers (at last check a couple years ago) are not required on my vehicles as they are under the weight class, however, I do have to have the name of business and city/state posted in 2 inch letters on both sides of the vehicle to be "legal". Might double check to see if you really dont need a CDL license...
     
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2015
  16. snowplower1

    snowplower1 Senior Member
    Messages: 774

    On the nys dot it says dot is required for any gvwr over 10,000 and cdl is required for any gvwr over 26,000 (or close to that) I'm only 12,000 so I'm good
     
  17. South Seneca

    South Seneca Senior Member
    Messages: 474

    When I called the DOT to get the official requirements for mine, the guy said they are working toward nation wide standardization of DOT Regs, so that those who haul over the road even from one state to another will be legal in any state. Thus our new DOT numbers begin with "USDOT."
     
  18. snowplower1

    snowplower1 Senior Member
    Messages: 774

    I wonder if that will make things better or worst
     
  19. South Seneca

    South Seneca Senior Member
    Messages: 474

    Just like everything else the Fed gets involved in. It'll be an expensive cluster ****.
     
  20. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,498

    Do I Need One?

    You are required to obtain a USDOT number if you have a vehicle that:

    Has a gross vehicle weight rating or gross combination weight rating, or gross vehicle weight or gross combination weight, of 4,536 kg (10,001 pounds) or more, whichever is greater; or Is designed or used to transport more than 8 passengers (including the driver) for compensation; or Is designed or used to transport more than 15 passengers, including the driver, and is not used to transport passengers for compensation; or
    Is used in transporting material found by the Secretary of Transportation to be hazardous and transported in a quantity requiring placarding.

    AND is involved in Interstate commerce:

    Trade, traffic, or transportation in the United States—

    Between a place in a State and a place outside of such State (including a place outside of the United States);
    Between two places in a State through another State or a place outside of the United States; or
    Between two places in a State as part of trade, traffic, or transportation originating or terminating outside the State or the United States.http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/registration/do-i-need-usdot-number..

    i plow in Wi also and i dont need a dot#.
    few of us need one.

    Apart from federal regulations, some states require commercial motor vehicle registrants to obtain a USDOT Number. These states include:

    Alabama
    Alaska
    Arizona
    Colorado
    Connecticut
    Florida
    Georgia
    Indiana
    Iowa
    Kansas
    Kentucky
    Maine
    Maryland
    Michigan
    Minnesota
    Missouri
    Montana
    New Jersey
    New York
    Nebraska
    North Carolina
    Ohio
    Oklahoma
    Oregon
    Pennsylvania
    South Carolina
    Tennessee
    Texas
    Utah
    Washington
    West Virginia
    Wisconsin
    Wyoming



    A commercial motor vehicle can be defined as:

    Vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating of 26,001 or more pounds
    Vehicle designed to transport 16 or more passengers, including the driver
    Vehicle designed to transport 11 or more passengers, including the driver, and used to transport students under the age twenty-one years of age to and from school. Any vehicle transporting hazardous materials which is required to be placarded.
     
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2015