Originally Posted by dacheedah
Illinois most license plates are a flat weight tax . 1/2 ton trucks require a B plate 3/4 a D .... If you put a D plate on a B truck you increase your taxable load and reduce the possibility of ever being overweight. It is the same with a trailer and itís cheaper to put a heavier trailer plate and avoid any overweight fines. If you work hard to carry more weight you could just find yourself in CDL land
And remember to have your safety sticker. Going the other way if you have a one ton truck with a b plate you could be overweight empty and the fine$ are nothing to laugh at.
No, you will not be in CDL land as you put it. The only way you will be required a CDL is if you tow/haul for commercial use.
My older son has his 2006, 2500 truck register with a Flat rate plate with a class F plate and he is not commercial. This is so, the police officer in his small town will not ticket him when he tows his 1979 Bronco on his trailer.
You can also get the new "C" plate in IL. which does not require a safety inspection sticker. this plate covers 8.001lbs. to 10,000lbs.