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Old 10-12-2011, 02:04 PM
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Can anybody help me out with weight laws?

I live in Idaho, and i've been getting into hay hauling quite a bit lately. I've always pulled, I've got 26K plates etc. I don't have a cdl because i've always just driven ag related loads. Some of my more recent loads on my truck have grossed out upwards of 35K... crossing state lines

Do you guys know of a way that a private truck, used for private hauling, can be placarded to haul more? I've seen commercial trucks that are placarded up to 36k, can you do that with a private hauler. Or do i have to go up to a semi and just tag in not for hire?
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I live in Idaho, and i've been getting into hay hauling quite a bit lately. I've always pulled, I've got 26K plates etc. I don't have a cdl because i've always just driven ag related loads. Some of my more recent loads on my truck have grossed out upwards of 35K... crossing state lines

Do you guys know of a way that a private truck, used for private hauling, can be placarded to haul more? I've seen commercial trucks that are placarded up to 36k, can you do that with a private hauler. Or do i have to go up to a semi and just tag in not for hire?
If you get caught with 35k on 26k tags, you're screwed, at that point, they are gonna go through everything you're doing. I'd call the DOT and ask them before you do anymore hauling. If you're doing this for hire, you're now commercial. And if you're doing that kind of weight on a F250, you'd better not get caught or get in an accident, a lawyer and the DOT will have you by the #%lls.
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Private. That is my question, is there a way to make it legal? I understand hauling overweight is illegal. I have called the DOT, and have been told that i cannot haul more than the GVWR that is on the trucks door, which is like 8000, which is bull because I can legally haul 26K. The guys here usually have a history of some sort with this stuff and can provide some helpful advice.
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Private. That is my question, is there a way to make it legal? I understand hauling overweight is illegal. I have called the DOT, and have been told that i cannot haul more than the GVWR that is on the trucks door, which is like 8000, which is bull because I can legally haul 26K. The guys here usually have a history of some sort with this stuff and can provide some helpful advice.
1. What is the weight capacity rating on your trailer?
2. Most states won't allow more than 26,000 gross combined weight on a 250.
3. More than likely, you're either going to have to keep the weight to 26,000 gross or get at least an F-350 or bigger.

I was close to 30,000 a few times with my F-350 and it wasn't fun, that' why I use the Pete now instead, much safer.
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