I have 4 routes. 2 routes use chevy pickups with toppers. Their gross weight is less than 10,001lbs. Do they have to go through weigh stations? Right now they just drive by, never have stopped. Our larger p500/700/1000's all go through the station but drive around the scale, the attendant barely even looks up or waves. Back to the pickups, are they regulated as commercial vehicles at all? Seems to me the deciding factors are if it is over 10,001 lbs or carries passengers or hazmat w/placards. Debating on if my pickups have to have dot #'s on them and if we should remove them. Are they still governed by the hours of service rules? They are very rural and sometimes at peak season they push the 60/70 hours limits if weather is bad and speed is kept to a crawl. How about the new 30 minute break rule after 8 hours that starts this summer. Does that apply to delivery drivers? we arent really driving for 8 hours straight. Adding 30 minutes to all my routes = 10 hours a week which is huge. They are all maxed as it is. The guys get paid by the day so taking a forced 30 minute break doesnt help them one bit. They just want to get done as soon as possible.