|chevytaHOE5674 said: (quoted from post at 06:56:44 08/27/12) |
|mkirsch said: (quoted from post at 06:09:37 08/22/12) |
RATINGS have nothing to do with it. It's all about how much weight you paid for when you registered the truck and trailer.
All depends on the state. In Michigan my truck has farm plates that are based on the empty weight of the vehicle, and my trailer is registered by its empty weight. It isn't registered for any maximum weight.
This very discussion led me to find out the laws here in Michigan, I couldn't find an official michigan.gov website with the info, but I found another that seemed to be accurate. The understanding I came to, here in MI, is that "commercial vehicles" need to pull in to a weigh station. The law also defines a "commercial vehicle" as any truck, trailer, or combination weighing over 10,000 lbs. Right in the document it says that these laws pertain to private and commercial haulers. The way I read it, My 3/4 ton, (about 7,000 lb empty) hooked to my Gooseneck (5,500 empty) will make me have to pull in, at least in MI. -Andyhttp://www.truckingsafety.org/faq/faqgen.htm This post was edited by FC Andy at 13:56:30 08/27/12.