Windshield cracks?

Discussion in 'Trucking Industry Regulations' started by IROCUBabe, Mar 26, 2009.

  1. IROCUBabe

    IROCUBabe Road Train Member

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    Passenger side front windowshield has a cross crack about 1 long by 1 foot wide in the very center. We would prefer to deliver then fix, is this a dot violation?
     
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    Correct, Smitty. If any 2 cracks intersect with one another it is an automatic O/O/S no matter what the location.
     
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    Hmm, well its a cross hair looking crack, intersects at the point of impact and goes outward. I will get with the co to let them know that it is an OOS violation are they SURE they want me to wait till I get to a term.
     
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    As long as it is not on the drivers side and/or interferes with the drivers vision DOT could care less.
     
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    You mean the crack length doesn't come into play on big rigs? I think it was Va. that was 6" for cars years back.
     
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    I posted a link above. Nothing in the rules says it can't cross the drivers vision.

    As long as another crack does not intersect.
     
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    This has come up again, this time it is a 3' long crack it extends from the middle of the windshield and has slowly grown in less then 12 hours to be nearly touching the end of the driver side of the windshield, this crack is in the field of vision although I wouldn't necessarily say it interferes with it it is in the middle there. It is hairline crack, caused by the cold. It does not intersect another crack, is it a OOS violation?
     
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    if i recall correctly, any crack more than 6" is a OOS.