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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by fordplowdude, Dec 9, 2005.

  1. fordplowdude

    fordplowdude Member
    Messages: 90

    Next winter, i'm planning on getting into the snow removal industry doing mostly all residential and possibly a small comercial lot. Im trying to figure as much as I can before next season. I have a few questions that I figured I would ask the seasoned plowers. Do I need to have comercial insurance on my truck? Right now my truck is covered under business insurance with regualr passanger plates. My next question is if I need comercial insurance, that would mean that I need to change my registration to comercial. How would I register my truck comercially if I don't own a business. I am an employee for a construction company and snowplowing I would be doing on my own. Do any of you guys that plow on your own start a business that is strickly snowplowing? Also, most of the people that I see post pics of the trucks don't have names on the side which I thought was required if it was registered comercially.

    Sorry long post. Just trying to figure it all out before I go spending a couple of grand on a snowplow. Thanks
     
  2. smurf76

    smurf76 Junior Member
    Messages: 18

    Pa Or Md

    I have a F-250 with my business signed on all 3 sides no DOT numbers or anything special. Can't tell ya if I am legal but I havn't had any problems in 4 years.

    Chad from pa
     
  3. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

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  4. fordplowdude

    fordplowdude Member
    Messages: 90

    Thanks for your help. It really clarified my questions for me. I guess I will start a snowplowing business for next season.