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Ticket for Failure to display company in Illinios?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by bartdude, Jan 21, 2012.

  1. bartdude

    bartdude Member
    from Chicago
    Messages: 45

    As I was plowing today I got pulled over for no Company on my truck while plowing commercial. After passing 100 cops I got pulled over. Is that seriously the law?
  2. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    might be in ILL but strange law at that
  3. NorthernSvc's

    NorthernSvc's Senior Member
    Messages: 781

    what size is the truck? where you on private property or on state rd? it is a legit law... not sure weight class it affects though...
  4. bartdude

    bartdude Member
    from Chicago
    Messages: 45

    It was 2008 F550 with H Plates. He said whatever truck plows commerical must have a company on the side of the truck. It was on state rd.
  5. bln

    bln Senior Member
    Messages: 767

    Yes, you are over 10,000lbs. Gvw.
  6. ceptorman

    ceptorman Senior Member
    from Indy
    Messages: 208

    Barney Fife?!!!
  7. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,796

    Maybe some guys don't have decals/lettering/etc on their trucks for a reason not just because we're all lazy, pos, fly by night low ballers who are plowing for beer money.

    Sure someone could do magnets but 99% of the time I think the magnets look tackier then nothing at all. I've seen some well done magnets that look professional but most look like someone used mailbox letters and a sharpie and that gives a poor image.
  8. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,604

    When I first started plowing I was also doing repossessions with the same trucks. Do you think I wanted people I'm taking their cars from to know how to contact me? Of course not. I was still every bit as legitimate as the guys who had their trucks lettered from bumper to bumper.
  9. Greenery

    Greenery 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,438

    Fair enough, that's a good reason for no signage. I really don't know why it bothers me so much but it does. Most of them are guys with what they think is a nice truck and they don't want to ruin the look or they are what seems to me as fly by's.
  10. bartdude

    bartdude Member
    from Chicago
    Messages: 45

    I plowed for so many years without company names on my trucks. I guess I learned something new. Would anyone know why thats the law?
  11. blowerman

    blowerman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,275

    You are required by law to display:name, location, weight, and a few other things.
    Now hopefully this wont turn into a pissing match thread.

    I was pulled over in one of my trucks for not having the company name on the side. No ticket, but a complete inspection of a one ton.
    The reason for me not lettering every truck is when operating as a sub contractor for certain jobs, I'm there representing the other company, not myself.

    But, it's the law.
  12. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,604

    I'm not a DOT reg specialist but I believe you can get away with putting "Not fore Hire" on your trucks as long as you're also displaying your DOT #.
  13. exmark1

    exmark1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,321

    I got nailed by MNDOT last year, I was told the name, dot number etc... had to be on the truck if it was commercial. We had it on there so it was no issue for us
  14. StrongestDad

    StrongestDad Member
    Messages: 37

    In his defense he is probably talking about companies with multiple trucks compared to a person who plows with the same truck they drive their family around with. Many companies just have a little logo just above the 3500 symbol or 350 I think they just don't want the work off the street per say. I have 8 trucks (one personal) and 3 trailers. All look professional with the giant logos ,am I better than the plow jockey? Nope.but It does represent my companies eagerness to pick up more biz by ppl seeing all the same color trucks with the giant 32" logos and thinking "hey that company must do really great work ,as I see they're trucks everywhere". Just my opinion. And yes it's a good law. Wish I seen it around here
  15. Matson Snow

    Matson Snow PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,985

    One Question??......How wide was Your Plow????.....:waving:
  16. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    In logical math or Pure Michigan math?
  17. bartdude

    bartdude Member
    from Chicago
    Messages: 45

    Supposdly it was an ordinance in the city I got pulled over. If it was required everywhere then when we get safety sticker the guy would look for that I assume..

    When I talked to few cops they said some cities require that. How will anyone know which cities reqiure company names..

    Anyone know where something like this would state?
  18. blowerman

    blowerman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,275

    I think you are right!
  19. bartdude

    bartdude Member
    from Chicago
    Messages: 45

    DOT # are if you are transporting to other states or even doing work at other states for a cost.

    I don't think you need a DOT # for snow plowing my own contracts..
  20. hosejockey4506

    hosejockey4506 Senior Member
    Messages: 236