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New truck plates.

Discussion in 'Business Fundamentals' started by Buckeye Chuck, Dec 2, 2004.

  1. Buckeye Chuck

    Buckeye Chuck Senior Member
    Messages: 134

    When I get my title for my new truck, I'll have to get plates. Will they ask questions? Should I tell them I'll be plowing some. Will they have to be commercial. I'm not sure how much plowing for cash, that I'm going to do.
    Thanks
     
  2. Mick

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

    Your profile says you're 47 years old. You should have registered vehicles by this time and would know what type questions they ask. I'm not sure what you mean by "I'm not sure how much plowing for cash, that I'm going to do".
     
  3. Tarkus

    Tarkus PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,113


    If you plan to plow for hire get commercail plates even if it only a few driveways because if you get caught plowing for money without them the fine will be a lot more than the plate fees. Same with insurance, if you plow for fee on you regualr insurance they will cancel it if you have a accident (and may not pay a claim too) Got it now?
     
  4. Buckeye Chuck

    Buckeye Chuck Senior Member
    Messages: 134


    I have read many threads on insurance.
    My State Farm agent for past 28 yrs. says I'm covered for accidents on any driveway while plowing or whatever, charging a fee or not. They have many plow trucks covered in my area. My plow and other peoples property are covered.
    I am looking into a general liability insurance for the future though, if I decide to pursue plowing for income.
     
  5. Tarkus

    Tarkus PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,113


    Have a accident for hire plowing with non commercail insurance and watch the fireworks because your agent will not be stuck with the tab, you will. Not too many carries will underwrite snowplowing anymore properly.
     
  6. salopez

    salopez Senior Member
    Messages: 873

    I dont know about OH, but in MD the MVA doesent really care what you do with your 1/2 ton truck.
     
  7. Buckeye Chuck

    Buckeye Chuck Senior Member
    Messages: 134


    This company has been here forever and I'm sure they have had accidents with people plowing. They basically told me they didn't care what I did with the truck, it was covered. I also have a no drop clause with them because I have been with them forever.
    It might have something to do with this part of Ohio or because I'm not incorporated, I really don't know.
    I am going to check with a couple plow guys I know though.

    Thanks Tarkus
     
  8. Buckeye Chuck

    Buckeye Chuck Senior Member
    Messages: 134

    Okay, thanks, guess I'll call them and check it out.
     
  9. Tarkus

    Tarkus PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,113

    They do care in Ohio but each state is different as there is no federal charter though I think there should be.
     
  10. larryjlk

    larryjlk Member
    Messages: 66

    Tarkus is right. They do care in Cleveland. I was plowing with a Yukon and a cop stopped me because he thought it was a truck with a cap on it and regular plates. He let me go because a Yukon isn't a truck but the point is that a truck with a plow on it is commercial and needs the appropriate plates.
     
  11. TLS

    TLS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,425

    WOW! That sounds crazy.

    As screwed up a bureaucracy as Pennsylvania is, we don't have special plates for pickups. However my yearly tags (sticker on license plate) are $198.
     
  12. larryjlk

    larryjlk Member
    Messages: 66

    $198 sounds pretty special to me lol
     
  13. Tarkus

    Tarkus PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,113


    You were lucky because technically you were supposed to have them even on a SUV if in commercail use unless it has changed recently.
     
  14. TLS

    TLS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,425

    In PA, SUV's (Suburbans, Tahoes) are considered a station wagon.

    $198/year is my registration fee for 7001lbs to 10000 GVW.

    Cars are $36
     
  15. Tarkus

    Tarkus PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,113

    Ohio is nasty about "taxes" and it is vehical use not type that largely defines registration in that state.