Corner of truck bumper broke off

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by Kenworth6969, Sep 19, 2021.

  1. Kenworth6969

    Kenworth6969 Medium Load Member

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    Was already kinda lose when I got truck and it came off today.
    Is just front corner, steer tire is exposed.

    Is this something DOT can give me a hassle for?
    It's a Sunday and in middle of nowhere so nothing I can do anyway.
     
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  3. GYPSY65

    GYPSY65 Heavy Load Member

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    It appears as if DOT can do whatever they want

    Maybe mark it in your pre or post trip and then order a new one
    I wouldn’t say it fell of, maybe loose and you removed. Or don’t say anything where it went

    That way you have record of the issue and the fix
    I doubt they’d write you up as you’re not going to get it repaired immediately
     
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  4. Judge

    Judge Road Train Member

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    I doubt it, I’ve seen trucks running that have Tboned bumpers, or more than half missing where they’ve lost the battle with a yellow pole.
    Just makes it look like you’ve ripped off a bumper to everyone.
     
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  5. wis bang

    wis bang Road Train Member

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    We had macks at Chem Leaman with aluminum bumpers that stopped just short of the inside of the steering tires, came that way from the plant.

    Later Malack had that same bumper with plastic 'dumbo ears' making up the width over the steering tires.
     
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