Posted 11/27/2012 09:16 (#2719227) Subject: DOT or not. Crossing into SD
Bought a semi a couple weeks ago with a grain hopper. I live 2 miles into ND from the SD border and will probably be hauling at least some and maybe a lot of my grain 35 miles into SD. I know that LEGALLY I need a DOT number, but when I talked to SD truck regulatory, the guy said for those few miles he didn't think it was worth the hassle. He figured worst case senerio, I'd be told to get one if I made a lot of trips. His exact words were "That's a federal thing and we try not to get involved".
My past experience with SD on truck issues that they are full time jerks on most issues, so this makes me leary. There will be no commercial hauling and I'd be the only driver.
I'd like to avoid the yearly paperwork that comes with a DOT number.