Cracked trailer bumper.

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  1. Mototom

    Mototom Medium Load Member

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    I can’t find a clear answer is a cracked weld on the rear trailer bumper an oos violation?
    I know it won’t pass a dot annual inspection but idk if it’s an iOS violation.
     
  2. REO6205

    REO6205 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    How long is the crack? Where exactly is the crack? Can it be stop-drilled?
    Pictures?
     
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  3. Mototom

    Mototom Medium Load Member

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    there about half the weld on the rear portion of the trailer bumper. Each weld is cracked about half way.
     
  4. Mototom

    Mototom Medium Load Member

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    Pics of trailer bumper. Last time I had one less damaged then this an failed dot inspection.
     

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  5. HoneyBadger67

    HoneyBadger67 Road Train Member

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    Those are welds that can be easily ground off and rewelded. Half hour job at any decent welding shop.
     
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  6. dosgatos

    dosgatos Medium Load Member

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    Nothing there. Carry on.
     
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  7. dibstr

    dibstr Road Train Member

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    Not an OOS violation.
     
  8. spyder7723

    spyder7723 Road Train Member

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    Yes it is. The under ride (dot bar) has to be structurally sound. A cracked weld is not structurally sound.
     
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  9. ZVar

    ZVar Road Train Member

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    Is it an oos item though, or just a citation? (and I honestly don't know...)
     
  10. dibstr

    dibstr Road Train Member

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    Which may be a violation but it’s not an OOS violation.
     
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