Jeff, you obviously don't understand the law very well.
But don't take my word for it, click on this link and do some research, it will explain everything. It is the Federal Governments so it fact.
Maybe I can explain it a little plainer for you...
Everyone with a truck the weighs over 10,000 has to get a DOT number. It is free, but it doesnt give you the right to "haul for hire"
IF FARMER PETE HAS A TRUCK THAT WEIGHS OVER 10,000 AND HE WANT TO HAUL HIS OWN BULLCHIT DOWN THE HIGHWAY FROM ONE FARM TO THE NEXT, HE HAS TO HAVE A DOT NUMBER.
BUT THAT DOT NUMBER DOES NOT GIVE FARMER PETE THE AUTHORITY TO HAUL A BOAT AND GET PAID FOR IT.
B.T.W. BULLCHIT IS A EXEMPT COMMODITY SO YOU COULD HAUL FARMER PETE'S BULLCHIT WITHOUT A I.C.C. MC NUMBER AND CHARGE HIM FOR IT.
BUT YOU CAN'T HAUL BOATS AND GET PAID FOR IT WITHOUT A ICC NUMBER.
Please take the time and learn the law. It's all on the website. Your just digging yourself a deeper hole.