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    Does anyone know why the USIC trucks are registered in Texas???

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    Default Re: USIC trucks registered in Texas

    Tax reason

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    Default Re: USIC trucks registered in Texas

    Taxes and registration fees and vehicle safety inspections.

    Here in NC, whe you register a vehicle in the state, the county tax asessor is notified and the county taxes the vehicle. If you don't pay your county property (vehicles are personal property taxes) on time, they notify the state and you cannot renew your yearly vehicle registration.

    Texas probably has cheaper fees for Apportioned (intertstate, commercial) registration fees as well, and obviously no type of vehicle safety inspection, like NC does. And here in NC, in you drive a 1996 or newer gasoline fueled vehicle, and live in counties that are listed on a big list, you not only have a vehicle safety inspection, but you have an OBDII emission test. The safety inspection here in 9.00 I think, but the safety and emissions test is 30.00 plus.
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    Default Re: USIC trucks registered in Texas

    I was thinking about this. I wonder, though, whether it would be illegal at some point due to the fact that the vehicle is in another state for years on end.

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    Default Re: USIC trucks registered in Texas

    Our trucks are tagged in Oregon and company is out of Salt Lake City. All for Tax reasons. All our trucks have also have 2" Reese hitches.

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    Default Re: USIC trucks registered in Texas

    Next time you see a U-Haul truck, look at what state's tags are on it. The last time I rented a U-Haul it had Arizona tags on it. I doubt that truck makes it back to Arizona that often.

    See this link for information regarding Apportioned registration from Texas DMV http://txdmv.gov/motor-carriers/comm...d-registration

    All states off this for inter/intrastate commercial vehicle operations. If you look at the registration for a USIC truck, you will probably see a listing of states the vehicle can operate it, and it probably has a weight of 6,000 pounds or more. Most private vehicle registrations (private pickups, cars SUVs etc) have a max weight (here in NC) of 4,000 pounds. The Reese style trailer hitch technically has nothign to do with if the vehicle is considered commercial or not, unless Texas has some wicked law about it, who knows.

    At 30.00 plus per safety/emissions inspection, could you imagine how much USIC would have to pay each year for whichever trucks that operate in NC? I guarantee you it wouldn't be cheap.
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