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  1. #21
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    Quote Originally Posted by JBJ View Post
    "...trying to argue with these guys is just beating your head against the wall." Beekeeper SD

    Well for once the thickness of my skull may be an asset!
    I now know why I'm thick headed!! THANK YOU!
    I am holding on to the hope I have inside... Kutless

  2. #22
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    Default Öbama ist ge-vaching Sie! Der audacity of hope nicht.

    Quote Originally Posted by loggermike View Post
    Vee are the Great State Of Kalifornia. Our Great Socialist Leader Herr RinoSchwarzenegger and the Party will soon own you all !

    Travel at night.
    Learn the 'scenic routes'
    "Your papers ,please"
    Dang, you sound like you are dodging the Gestapo!!

    Try this if you dare.

    I used to buy total wrecks in the Midwest. Another salvage dealer and I were coming out of SW Illinois with a 4 car hauler load. Three cars on the hauler and the forth in tow. We knew the law in Illinois, it stated that everything with two wheels touching the pavement needed a tag. A quick glance at the car we were towing showed that it had a tag. Outside Granit City, Ill. we pulled into a truck stop to top off the tanks before hitting the road. As we were preparing to leave a local cop pulled up and motioned to the driver, (the owner of the rig,) to roll down the window.

    “Were you boys from,” he asked? “Alabama,” the driver answered.
    “Is that car you got in tow a total loss,” he asked. “Yea, I am afraid so," my companion answered.

    “Well didn’t you know that in Illinois all totaled cars got to have the license plates pulled off?” Yea we knew. That is why we kept an Alabama dealers tag under the seat. It just did not seem needed here.

    We offered to replace the tag with our dealers tag but no dice. “No, I am afraid I am going to have to give you a ticket for having a tag on that car,” and he proceeded to write one out. While this was going on the driver took a big wad of cash out of his wallet and told me to put in mine. Once the city policeman finished writing our ticket he came back to the truck and gave it to us. He also informed us that the reason the insurance company did not pull the tag at the salvage pool was that the tag on the car had expired. Then he informed us that he had also written a second ticket for NOT having a tag on the totaled car.

    The man with me looked like he would cry as he informed this small town J. Edgar Hoover that he did not know what he was going to do. “Sniff, sniff, I just paid out all my money for fuel to get home on and now, sniff, I ain’t got no money left for a fine, you’ll just have to take me in. It’s a good, sniff, thing to because I’m sick and I’ll be a needing to go to the emergency room, soon as I get home.”

    He was sick, with a real bad cold. Not long before there was a Supreme Court decision that if you were sick when arrested you must be treated or evaluated by a health professional, before they lock you up. The cop said, “Hold on now, let me call the chief.” After a few minutes on the radio, while I imagined the chief priced an emergency room visit, the cop came back and told us to put on our dealers tag and go home.
    Scrapfe---Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.--Otto von Bismarck.

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    Thats funny, and a good one to know.
    Last edited by loggermike; 02-23-2009 at 09:55 PM. Reason: personal reasons

  4. #24
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    I've never met a dot that i liked. Me and a partner were going to SC to fix a water leek in a 2500 with a SMALL excavator (rubber tracks) in towe. Got puled over in SC after 20 to 30 min he came back and said we could go without so much as a ticket. at the time we didn't think we had anything to worry about well on the way home after a long hard day we got the privilege of talking to the dot in GA (same day,same truck and tractor) long story short we were find for every thing that was wrong and right on our truck and i think he threw in a bones for me being white and my partner being black (OK that part i made up but it would not have surprised me.) the total was $1,500.00 (if you just saw that number and said to your self "that's not bad" can i have $1,500 dollars b/c you must have more money then me)

  5. #25
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    Default just say no to DOT number

    It is much cheaper and easier to take the tickets for running the scales and not having a DOT number than it is to get a DOT number and comply. Much, much cheaper and much much easier on the mind.

  6. #26
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    We don't have a DOT number on our one ton and have never had a problem. At the same time we rarely go on the interstate with it. I have a friend that has four F-550's and doesn't run DOT numbers and has only ever had minor issues.
    I am holding on to the hope I have inside... Kutless

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