Annual DOT inspection question

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  1. Black River Transport

    Black River Transport Bobtail Member

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    Bought a new truck this weekend. It’s Wednesday now and I pick the truck up from the shop doing all the hitching Friday. Have a appointment to get my inspection done on Tuesday. I think I know the answer to this but. Can I run without my annual inspection as long as I have proof of just buying the truck or do I have to sit this weekend out?
     
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  3. GreenPete359

    GreenPete359 Road Train Member

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    How often do you see dot in your running area?

    personally, i’d run it and not be to worried about it.

    how up tight are you about your csa score? It’s not an out of service violation, but it could earn you a fix it ticket & some csa points.
     
  4. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    You should have got it inspected before you laid down the money. But anyway, CYA. Get the truck inspected. Why wait. Most in truck stop can do one.
     
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  5. xsetra

    xsetra Road Train Member

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    Madison WI. Freightliner is giving free DOT inspection during June.
    I don't know if all dealers are participating.
     
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  6. BoxCarKidd

    BoxCarKidd Road Train Member

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    Sounds like they are looking for work. Have not heard of any shops with that problem for a while. Could be a sign?
     
  7. Black River Transport

    Black River Transport Bobtail Member

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    It’s a 3500 ram cab chassis. The truck stops near me won’t do an inspection on a hydraulic brake truck. At the moment I run as hard as I can on the weekends and work a full time job m-f. Was just trying to get a good load in this weekend.
     
  8. BoxCarKidd

    BoxCarKidd Road Train Member

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    Should not be a problem finding an independent shop that will do that for you. Ask around.
     
  9. pavrom

    pavrom Road Train Member

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    Just buy annual inspection form on any truck stop and do it yourself if you understand mechanical part of your truck . ...i believe under $10 cost
     
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  10. Lazer

    Lazer Medium Load Member

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    Depending on what part of the country you are in, did you try Southern Tire Mart?
     
  11. roundhouse

    roundhouse Road Train Member

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    I have my 3/4 ton Silverado inspected at a oil change tires shop across from a pilot .
    They care nothing about the brakes being hydraulic,
    They check the tires and lights and stuff and give me the sticker .
     
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