Dallas County Texas Sheriff

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  1. Kozakvod

    Kozakvod Medium Load Member

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    This wasn’t told directly to me, but through a very close friend who buys cars in Houston IAA and Copart. The company that brings cars to him pretty frequently had a driver stopped by Dallas County Sheriff this morning as he came into town.

    The sheriff told the driver that car haulers are NOT essential transportation and told him to go unload and leave the county. Said if he caught him again it would be $1,000 fine.
     
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    clausland Road Train Member

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    Meanwhile Homie's selling smack in the alley, Vladimir is skimming the ATM's, and Bert's burgling the closed business next door. Priorities man, priorities...
     
  3. Mid-May Trucker

    Mid-May Trucker Heavy Load Member

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    Always have a pallet of onions on the trailer just in case.
     
  4. Banker

    Banker Road Train Member

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    The Feds granted an exemption stating otherwise. Our safety dept sent all of our drivers and owner ops a copy of the letter to carry if stopped by law enforcement.
     
  5. Kozakvod

    Kozakvod Medium Load Member

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    Thats very good info Banker. Does that letter have a Fed reference number or some way to find a copy of it?
     
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    INRUT Light Load Member

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    I seriously doubt that’s true, I drive DFW 5 days a week, in & out of county. All local enforcement has been in show of force mode last several days including today. You can probably even get away with ignoring left lane restrictions right now, although there no need as light as traffics been.
     
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  7. Banker

    Banker Road Train Member

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    I can’t post it because my letter is company specific. But the exemption is industry wide not company specific. I am not certain where you would find the original from the FMCSA. Possibly on their website, but I am not sure.
     
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  8. brian991219

    brian991219 Road Train Member

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    Dallas County has lost their mind. They are not targeting car haulers per se, rather they have declared that tow trucks are not essential vehicles in their county! They do not care what the Feds have to say, and really they do not have to listen as the letter from the CISA clearly states midway through it that it is simply guidance and does not create a Federal declaration or mandate.

    That said, the Southwest Tow Operators is working on this with Governor Abbott's office to get Dallas County to come into line with the commonly accepted Federal list of essential services.
     
  9. brian991219

    brian991219 Road Train Member

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    Here is the CISA guidance that most companies are using to base their letters on. Maybe this will help the other posters.

    https://files.constantcontact.com/0800e212101/8bdfc9fd-5356-4c8f-bd39-736b4d6665de.pdf
     
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  10. Kozakvod

    Kozakvod Medium Load Member

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    Yes I figured you couldn’t post it and certainly wouldn’t even ask it of you. Just hopi g the letter might have a fed reference ID or something to that effect. Thank you for the info.
     
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