While titling a passenger vehicle is a pretty straightforward process, titling specialty vehicles, like heavy-duty trucks, involves a wide range of requirements. Items such as tax exemptions, weight and length requirements, any necessary documents, along with a number of other specifications, need to be considered for heavy-duty truck titles. At Consolidated Automotive Services of Indiana, we make this confusing process much easier for your business to navigate. While requirements vary by state, the following are some of the most common items that are necessary to title or register your heavy-duty truck.

3 Things You Need to Know About Heavy-Duty Truck Titling

1. Types of Heavy Duty Trucks

It’s helpful to know which types of vehicles are classified as heavy-duty in order to correctly title a heavy-duty truck. While machinery like tractors and semi-trailers are known as heavy-duty, the following vehicles are also considered under this category:

  • Municipal buses
  • School buses
  • Motor homes
  • Camping trailers
  • Farm and heavy farm trucks
  • Trailers of all types

2. Weight Requirements

When titling a heavy-duty truck, the gross vehicle weight (GVW) must be declared. The GVW is a combination of the empty weight of the vehicle plus the maximum load the owner has chosen to carry. Registration and plate fees are based on the maximum gross vehicle weight of the truck being titled.

3. Necessary Documents

It’s helpful to know which documents are required when titling a heavy-duty vehicle. While these documents do vary by state, the most commonly required forms are listed below:

  • Check compliance
  • Proof of identification
  • Application for registration and title
  • Proof of ownership documents
  • Proof of insurance
  • Bill of sale
  • Inspection papers (if necessary)
  • Heavy-duty permit

Heavy-Duty Truck Titles & More

At Consolidated Automotive Services, we serve both automotive dealers and finance companies with our reliable and fast title services. Along with issuing heavy-duty truck titles, we also process titles and lien searches, replacement titles, and title transfers for a number of vehicles including boats and RVs, heavy equipment, motorcycles, and more. Contact us today at (812) 988-8300. We gladly serve all 50 states, specializing in out-of-state services.