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    What about the lines at the TA to get snow removed, you could be there all day! I've waited in line 30-40 minutes for a single truck in front of me on a normal wash. What a retarded mess.

    And I have only seen 2 of those plow/scrapers and they all say "No outside carriers!" No one wants to be responsible for damage to someone elses truck. ###### if you do, ###### if you dont.


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    Medium Load Member Wicked Wizard's Avatar
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    I had a mini-van in front of me yesterday with a foot of snow on the roof. WTF? The cops should be writing these guys tickets and not us!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hubcap View Post
    Find the one person who has the least power to change it, the least money to pay the fine and enforce these law though them......
    You hit that one right out of the park! I couldnt have described it better myself. But that's how it's been in trucking for a long time now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HardlyWorkingNeverHome View Post
    Has anyone else received a ticket for ice falling off of their trailer in NJ?

    My ticket is STATUTE 39:4-77 "Loading so as to spill"

    I've done a little research, and it seems NJ is improperly using this statute to cover ice as well as what it was originally ment to cover. When they issue this ticket, there is no price to pay attached, and you are required to call the court.

    In my case the court only gets the tickets in once a week and the woman on the phone couldn't even quote me a price till next week! I recieved this ticket on I-78, 3 miles west of the new scale on the west boundside.

    To be clear, I only had a small portion of ice about 1/4 inch thick and 5 feet square shift. It probably came from the center of the trailer (which I couldn't see on my pretrip) and slid off on that extremely rough portion of that god awful road if indeed anything fell off at all. When I was stopped I did notice some ice hanging off the rear left side.

    I was wondering if anyone else has received this ticket and how much they had to pay. I'm also wondering if anyone has fought this ticket. At the very least this post serves as a warning about what you can be stopped for near the new scales. I've never had a problem in 11 years with snow (and I mean lots of snow) in the past on my trailers.
    Don't feel bad. My friend got a ticket in Ohio for having ice on his trailer. What was so bad, was that it was still 17 degrees outside, and the ice wasn't even close to falling off.

    The cop not only gave him a ticket, but made him beat it off with a hammer, and throw it all in the ditch.

    He's fighting it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wicked Wizard View Post
    I had a mini-van in front of me yesterday with a foot of snow on the roof. WTF? The cops should be writing these guys tickets and not us!

    I was behind a mini van too that had a at the least a foot of snow on there roof. I already knew to stay away from them and the next thing I see is them going side to side to make all the snow and ice fall off and everybody trying to avoid getting hit by the debrees. They almost cost mutiple accidents. Where were the cops when you need them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LadyTrucker2go View Post
    I was behind a mini van too that had a at the least a foot of snow on there roof. I already knew to stay away from them and the next thing I see is them going side to side to make all the snow and ice fall off and everybody trying to avoid getting hit by the debrees. They almost cost mutiple accidents. Where were the cops when you need them.
    The problem wasn't the ice falling off the minivan. It was the people swerving side to side. LOL, it's not like an ice shard is going to go through your windshield and stab you in the eye like something in "Final Destination"

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    I most recently had a co-worker get stop by a state police on I-95 here in Philly with
    snow on top his Ford Expedition. Because he was in uniform (Fire Fighter) I guess he
    was giving a break. He had to remove the snow.
    I believe a law was passed that snow had to removed from tops of vehicles. Once it freeze it becomes dangerous projectiles. People have gotten killed or seriously injured. But companies are suppose to provide means for this removal. You would have to check the laws.

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    Thanks for posting this. We are having issues surrounding this with my fleet. We are trying to find solutions to removing the ice/snow from the roof without jeopardizing employee safety. Unfortunately it only takes 1 law suit from an injured employee, or a lawsuit from a vehicle hit by the ice, to make us cough up big money. We'd like to prevent both from happening. Right now our facilities are using whatever solutions they are confortable with. Our PA branch has an outsourced company come and get on the trucks and shovel them off. Our MD branch pulls up parallel to the bay doors and has an employee on a stock picker shovel the roof of the trucks. I don't love either of these ideas. Short of purchasing a stationary, drive thru ice/snow sweeper, I just don't think there are any other options.
    The other issue we face is the potential to be overweight due to the ice. Have any of you expereinced this?

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    I would agree that it would be dangerous to be on top of a trailer trying to remove
    ice and snow.
    With that said companies need to provide a means to have it done or refuse to haul
    that trailer. Cause when all is said and done the driver is going to be held accountable. Like if the trailer is overweight. Whose responsible?

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    I'm glad you beat the tickets. The government always set laws against Truckers, but
    don't supply the means the comply.
    Anti dieseling laws. You going to freeze in the winter and cook during the summer.
    Supply the trucks with APUs

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