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Discussion in 'Equipment Moving Questions' started by Old Doug, Apr 27, 2016.

  1. Old Doug

    Old Doug Senior Member

    Oct 16, 2013
    Is there states were you can only use ratchet binders? I have never heared of anyone useing reguler ones geting a ticket for them.
  2. Willie B

    Willie B Senior Member

    Jan 2, 2016
    Mount Tabor VT
    Rumors abound about new regulations, and law enforcement preferences. One guy tells me you need CDL to drive air brakes, another says you can't get a CDL unless you are employed as a truck driver, Another says all tires must be identical. Most are old wives tales. I went through the licensing process not so long ago. Equipment typically must be DOT approved. There certainly are cops more interested in writing law, than enforcing it. I'm not aware they are required.

  3. Twisted

    Twisted Senior Member

    Oct 29, 2007
    I was discussing a certain detail about tractor/trailer combos here in MN and we both had our heals dug in on opposite sides. The next day I called a state DOT scale, our main DOT headquarters and a lieutenant for the state patrol. Guess what. Three different answers. The trooper was the last on the list so asked him if he thought we might be over-regulated if the folks in charge couldn't agree on an interpretation of the law. He said I was better off having permits and license that that I might not actually need rather than ending up in court with a judge deciding. Go figure....