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Old 01-20-2012, 10:40 AM
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my truck has commercial plates on it as do theirs (I would guess to be covered by commercial insurance...which i require...they would need to get commercial plates.)

I will check out what you said though about having to have a logo on a commercial vehicle.
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my truck has commercial plates on it as do theirs (I would guess to be covered by commercial insurance...which i require...they would need to get commercial plates.)

I will check out what you said though about having to have a logo on a commercial vehicle.
just figured i would give you the heads up in case things are the same there as here.
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what state do you live in?

my state nj has a law that any commercial vehicle must have a name on it as well as if the cop feels you are useing a non commercial plated vehicle for commercial purposes you can get slammed as well.


even if other guys are doing it, i don't think you should because you need to do things that seperate you from them.

Well, you do live in NJ.


I chuckled the first time I noticed that and your avatar at the same time.




Seriously though, yes, it's always good to look into that sort of thing because it can vary wildly from location to location.
In PA, I do not have to register my truck as a commercial vehicle unless I have employees that will be driving it. My auto policy remains unchanged from before I started my business - all coverage is same, no increase in price. (trust me, I triple checked this info before I started) The only way it would change is if I titled my truck as a commercial vehicle, or as above, have employees who will drive it.

As for "truck lettering" - in this state, if your business makes over "$x"/yr, you must register with the state. (I think it's $70/2 yrs to register) If you have any lettering on your vehicle, you must include your "PA#" on the vehicle as well. (That actually goes for ANYTHING that has your info on it - bus cards, invoices, ads)
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Well, you do live in NJ.


I chuckled the first time I noticed that and your avatar at the same time.




Seriously though, yes, it's always good to look into that sort of thing because it can vary wildly from location to location.
In PA, I do not have to register my truck as a commercial vehicle unless I have employees that will be driving it. My auto policy remains unchanged from before I started my business - all coverage is same, no increase in price. (trust me, I triple checked this info before I started) The only way it would change is if I titled my truck as a commercial vehicle, or as above, have employees who will drive it.

As for "truck lettering" - in this state, if your business makes over "$x"/yr, you must register with the state. (I think it's $70/2 yrs to register) If you have any lettering on your vehicle, you must include your "PA#" on the vehicle as well. (That actually goes for ANYTHING that has your info on it - bus cards, invoices, ads)
it's pretty amazeing how things differ from state to state.

your comment went above my head and i appologise for being a little slow but i thought my avatar was a american flag? or at least it appears that way to me.
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it's pretty amazeing how things differ from state to state.

your comment went above my head and i appologise for being a little slow but i thought my avatar was a american flag? or at least it appears that way to me.

Heh. That's the irony of it. If I'm not mistaken, you aren't allowed to pump your own gas, and your rights as gun owners are abysmal.
Sort of the way many view California as "not a part of America"... that was where my mind was going.

Just some light hearted humor. I make fun of my Canadian friends as well.
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Heh. That's the irony of it. If I'm not mistaken, you aren't allowed to pump your own gas, and your rights as gun owners are abysmal.
Sort of the way many view California as "not a part of America"... that was where my mind was going.

Just some light hearted humor. I make fun of my Canadian friends as well.
the gas pumping thing aint no big deal because on a cold snowy night it is nice to stay warm in the truck while habeeb fills her up for me.
it really don't matter anyway because when you pull in with your trailer and equipment to fill, good luck finding someone to help you and its self serve anyway.

as far as guns go i got my share and as long as you go through the legal proccess it aint no big deal.
we must be some part of america judgeing by how many PA plates i see on I80 everyday going to work in jersey.

its cool, new jersey always finds itself the brunt of most jokes.
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What does that mean? Is that Pennsylvania #?
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What does that mean? Is that Pennsylvania #?
probably means pesticide applicators number.
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Heh. That's the irony of it. If I'm not mistaken, you aren't allowed to pump your own gas, and your rights as gun owners are abysmal.
Sort of the way many view California as "not a part of America"... that was where my mind was going.

Just some light hearted humor. I make fun of my Canadian friends as well.
as far as california is concerned i could understand it not being considered to some degree of what you say " not part of america " as far as the early years of our country goes.
but to consider nj " not part of america " i would suggest you open up a history book and learn a little bit about the garden state.

the most critical battles and victories in the revolution war happened in nj as well as the first president of the united states was headquarted 5 miles from where i live.
remember the crossing of the deleware? it was not PA they were trying to get to.
nj was actually one of the first thirteen states of the united states and was actually declared so 17 years prior to PA.

i figured i would chime in on a little history to try and sway your opinion of nj, ha ha ha.

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What does that mean? Is that Pennsylvania #?

Yes, "PA" = Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Home Improvement Contractor number (PAHIC#)
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Landscapers whose work is limited to services performed under Pennsylvania's Plant Pest Act do not need to register. However, landscapers who perform other work at private residences including, but not limited to: the placement of retaining walls, fountains or drainage systems, or the construction, replacement, installation or improvement of buildings, driveways, swimming pools, porches, garages, roofs, siding, insulation, solar energy systems, security systems, flooring, patios, nondecorative fences, doors, lighting systems, concrete walkways and windows must register and comply with the act.

I believe that if I were to ONLY mow lawns and such, I wouldn't need to register, but since I started out doing lawn care AND handyman work, it was required. As shown in the quote above, the listed work provided by most landscapers would require them to register.





The pesticide thing is a whole other ball of wax that I've not yet decided when I'm getting involved in.
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