WORCESTER, Mass. — A Webster man who uses his full-sized pickup to haul a travel trailer wants the state motor vehicle department to drop its rule that vehicles with more than five tires must pay higher rates for commercial license plates, the Telegram reported.
Sen. Richard T. Moore, D-Uxbridge, joined 30 other members of the legislature to send a letter to the Registry of Motor Vehicles asking the agency to review the policy requiring some pickup truck owners to pay for commercial plates.
Stephen Atwood told the Telegram he uses his F-350, which has dual rear wheels, primarily to haul his “large, but modest” camper trailer. He said he had been towing it with a smaller pickup truck, but that wasn’t safe.
His smaller pickup cost $50 to register and required a $29 inspection. But, having the extra rear wheels meant his new truck had to be licensed as a commercial vehicle at a cost of $400 for registration and $129 for an inspection.
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