Yup. Those big tanks will get you on the side of the road in a hurry. Easy money and most people don't realize it's even a law until it's to late. "Ignorance is no excuse" lolI don't know the rules but they're nazis about it. My FIL put one in his truck and headed out on a western run to Arizona. Didn't make it past ST Louis before getting pulled over by motor carrier. Wrote him a ticket. He hadn't even filled it yet and was waiting until Oklahoma where diesel is cheaper. Here's the real kicker. The officer told him that even though he had already gotten a ticket it didnt prevent him from getting another one just down the road. So his advice was to get rid if it as soon as possible. He ended up pulling the pump and sold it to a scrap yard. They told him that it really wasn't about safety and more about taxes. States don't want guys hauling fuel on long runs and blowing right through the state. Which is dumb because he has to pay road use tax for every mile driven in each state based on his E-Log.
Those are Illinois regulations if I'm reading that correct?
Just did a quick search to make sure I wasn't giving old news. I know this isn't ohio regulation, but it was the first one I seen with a general search. You can dig more into if you'd like or it could be 110 gallon tank and all this is just FYI. Lol
Jigging charters are less than trolling usually just because I use less gas and don't necessarily have to pay a first mate.Do you have different rates for trolling vs jigging?
What did everyone do when gas rocketed last time to over $5 a gallon? 06'? 07' time frame
Or a nice cap/topper. Looks sharp and another useful write off.I can’t speak for charters, but transportation companies added a fuel surcharge to everything and never reverted back. We still pay it on every invoice to the shop.
Chad, I’d throw a tarp over that tank if it’s too large to avoid placards. Won’t be a problem unless you have an accident. Politicians have shown it pays to be an outlaw.
An even better idea... seriously I no longer see the need to follow most regulations, particularly when it’s a matter of taxation. Screw then. You do what you need to in order to run your life, screw ‘em.Or a nice cap/topper. Looks sharp and another useful write off.